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Trained as a metalworker, Belgian designer Ado Chale discovered mineralogy during a trip to Germany in the 1950s. He cultivated his passion alongside his wife, Huguette Schaal, who herself became a gemologist.
Together, they travelled the world in search of semi-precious stones and rare materials to create exceptional and unique decorative objects and furniture.
More than a designer, Ado Chale can also be qualified as a craftsman and alchemist. He is in constant research. He experiments with combinations of chemicals that allow him to give shape to his ideas.
The discovered stones are cast in an epoxy resin, a new material at the time which allows to widen the aesthetic possibilities. The trays are enlarged and entirely covered with diamond-polished stones.
Fossilized redwood, agate chalcedony, lapis lazuli, jade, hematite, tiger’s eye or amethyst illuminate the artist’s furniture.
In parallel to his mosaic trays, Ado Chale creates polychrome cubic sculptures.
His first realization in bronze and aluminum, the famous “Drop of water” is called “Sun Maya”. It testifies to the interest of the artist for the objects of pre-Columbian art, among others.
From Brussels to Montreal, from Paris to Tokyo, Ado Chale has exhibited his works all over the world. As a result, he has become an iconic figure in the world of art and design. Chale’s creations attract a sophisticated clientele and are highly appreciated by members of the aristocracy in Belgium and around the world as well as by representatives of the Haute Couture such as Dior, Hermès, Chanel or Louis Vuitton.