two distinct brands lensvelt and modular lighting instruments merge together in a performance: all new!
in collaboration with the scenography of janpaul scholtmeijer (jps architects), the rough, industrial space under the arches of ventura centrale is being transformed into a brand new atmospheric theater where the directors modular and lensvelt give a spectacular show.
in the spotlights: the new chesterfield armchair by baranowitz & kronenberg, table five by luc binst (b brand), the seating system blocks by oma, the new balance by fabio novembre, and chairs by i29 (felix), studio piet boon (fold) and rick minkes (rna). in addition, expansions of successful chair collections by richard hutten (this chair), maarten baas (mb chair), atelier van lieshout (lazy modernist and office chairs), gerrit rietveld (military chair), maarten van severen (k7v90, s88) and also stefaan jamaer makes his debut with a coat rack (sjh).
modular lighting instruments has been rewriting the rules for architectural lighting since 1980 and comes to ventura centrale with luminaires that leave the audience impressed, enlightened and maybe even a little bit puzzled. amongst others: marbul suspension, a playful luminaire that has won multiple design awards. pista, an innovative track rail system that shakes up the definition of minimalism. or dent: an ultra-thin wall fixture that combines a minimalistic design with a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.
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everybody who wants to have a look at the extraordinary piece of mobile art, is welcome.
on the 9th december lensvelt, canoof and joep van lieshout welcome the good the bad and the ugly with a cocktail from 17.30 pm – 20.00 pm.
lensvelt & canoof showroom
minervum 7003, breda.
there will be a bbq.
limited “seats” are available. so please rsvp as soon as possible.
the artist joep van lieshout will attend.
rsvp to email@example.com
double buffet nouvelle zéland | 2011, steel | h140 l306 w37 cm | h55 l120.5 w14.6 in | edition of 8 + 4 ap | click > enlarge
Carpenters Workshop Gallery artist Vincent Dubourg’s work, Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland – a black steel buffet table cut and bent at one end to look frayed – has won a place in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design. The award, the first of its kind, was announced on November 10 at a dinner honoring the best of the inaugural Pavilion of Arts and Design New York fair.
Commenting on Dubourg’s win, Loic Le Gaillard co-founder and director of Carpenters Workshop Gallery (CWG), based in London and Paris, said of Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland, “It’s got everything—emotion, beautiful craftsmanship. It’s wonderful to see a piece of design can stretch way beyond what one would expect for a piece of furniture.” Carpenters Workshop Gallery is renowned as one of the world‘s foremost contemporary design-art galleries. “That’s the beauty of our mission, to really push these young guys into the spotlight. It’s a constant battle to show how great all these young artists are,” Le Gaillaird said of Dubourg and the other artists represented by CWG.
Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland was designed and crafted by Dubourg in 2009. The work is more of a sculpture than a piece of furniture. Dubourg’s conversations through his sculptural works reflect a dialogue between traditions and nature. The embodiment of the materials and their synthesis of versatility in Double Buffet Nouvelle Zéland deconstruct the archetypes of furniture. By releasing their origins from their natural elements, and by directing its forms with artisanal craftsmanship, the artist presents sculptural works through an alert explosion of intention.
The 2011 PAD New York Jury Panel included Adam Lindemann, Collector / Writer, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Christophe Navarre, President of Moet-Hennessy, Anne Pasternak, Executive Director of Creative Time, Beth Rudin De Woody, Collector/ Trustee of Whitney Museum, Andre Balazs, Developer and Entrepreneur, Hamish Bowles, European Editor at Large of Vogue USA, Muriel Brandolini Developer and Entrepreneur, Decorator, Peter M. Brant Industrialist, Businessman and Entrepreneur, Miranda Brooks, Landscape Garden Designer, Michael Bruno, 1st Dibs Founder, Tory Burch Fashion Designer and Accessories, Robert Couturier, Architecture/ Decorator, Alexandra Driscoll, Collector-Historian, Ben Genocchio Editor in Chief Art + Auction, Wendy Goodman, Design Writer , Bill Katz, Architect, Carlos Mota, International Editor at Large AD America, Rodman Primack, Art Consultant and Founder of Blacklots, Renee Rockefeller, Philanthropist, Aby Rosen, Real Estate and Collector, Allison Sarofim, Collector Opinion Maker, Sixty Six Productions, Annabelle Seldorf, Architect, George Simon, Managing Director of Monsoon Accessories USA Inc., Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief of W Magazine and Alan Wasenberg Architect, Decorator and Collector.
Some of the works shown by CWG at PAD New York include Sebastian Brajkovic, whose artworks are included in the permanent collection of the New York‘s Museum of Arts and Design. Brajkovic is showing new conceptions from his notorious Lathe Collection. Mathieu Lehanneur, of France, is presenting S.M.O.K.E., a glass orb that encapsulates the diffusion of a plume of smoke, and Daylight Dome, a state-of-the-art light-sculpture/chandelier. Dutch design duo Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta continue with their wildly successful Fragile Futures series showcasing Fragile Futures 3.10 light sculptures. Multidisciplinary art collective, Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is presenting Jubilee Tree and two pieces from their latest series of sculptural design objects including the lighting piece Jewel and dressoir Forest.
[ vincent dubourg ] [ carpenters workshop gallery ] [ cwg at 2011 design miami ]
Pappa Mamma Lamp by Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) was also a Jury Panel favorite. AVL is merging art and life, using it as a tool to explore the idea of conception through the Pappa Mamma Lamp, complete with Penis, Vagina and Foetus. This lamp is a provocative illustration of the beginnings of human life. An oversized cross-section of reproductive organs is the substance of Pappa Mamma Lamp. It rests on the scrotum and ovaries as the phallussits inside the vagina and a growing baby lies curled up in the womb from which the lamp is powered. [ avl ]
2009 nylon resin | h32 l41 w32 cm | h12.8 l16.4 w12.8 In | edition of 7 + 5 ap | click > enlarge
sabastian brajkovic | lathe i bronze
Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, founders and directors of Carpenter’s Workshop Gallery (CWG), announce their participation in the inaugural Pavilion of Art & Design New York art fair, taking place November 10 – 14, 2011 at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory.
During PAD New York 2011 CWG will engage a collaborative design-driven dialogue with its artists, presenting an exhibition that will redefine the concept of the “art fair booth” as we know it. The booth’s atmosphere will be punctuated with utilitarian sculptures to promote bold, contemporary and innovative design-art, where sculptural form prevails over the central functionality of the artworks. CWG will showcase a marriage between a classic repertoire of design artworks—with relevance to historical staples such as the Jean Royere-inspired Royeroid Collection by Robert Stadler—while simultaneously focusing an unprecedented spotlight on emerging talents.
CWG’s featured artists at PAD New York include Charles Trevelyan, a UK-based Australian, making his American debut with his literally magnetizing, freestanding sculptures. Sebastian Brajkovic, whose artworks are included in the permanent collection of the New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, will show his new conceptions from his notorious Lathe Collection. French artist, Mathieu Lehanneur will present Light Dome, a state-of-the-art light-sculpture/chandelier that consists of a lightweight demi-spheric painted metal structure which holds 41 ring shaped neutral white fluorescent lamps in three different sizes.
[ About Carpenters Workshop Gallery ]
Established in 2004, based in the heart of London’s Mayfair district, with a new space opening in the Marais in Paris in late September, CWG is renowned throughout Europe as one of the world’s foremost contemporary design-art galleries. Its focus is to promote and foster the careers of contemporary designers through exhibiting unique and limited-edition works in solo and group exhibitions and at international art and design fairs. These shows introduce the public to the latest design aesthetics, enriching and enlightening the contemporary design landscape and discourse whilst giving emerging designers a voice. CWG exhibits unique and limited edition works both by emerging artists and designers such as Marc Quinn, Atelier van Lieshout, Studio Job, Wendell Castle, Johanna Grawunder, Maarten Baas and Ingrid Donat, as well as encouraging the talent of the up-and-coming generation, such as Sebastian Brajkovic, Robert Stadler, Pablo Reinoso, Demakersvan, Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Naua, and Vincent Dubourg, among others. [ Carpenters Workshop Gallery ]
Loïc Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, the partners of Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London, will inaugurate a new gallery in Paris. Carpenters Workshop Gallery Paris is located in the prominent neighborhood of the 4th arrondissement, on the border between the Marais and the Beaubourg plateau. The gallery is in a historically stimulating location for the art world as it formerly housed the Galerie de France for many decades. The monumental space covers 600 m² on three floors, with over 350 m² of exhibition space operating on two floors. The renovation of the gallery was carried out by the decorator Jean de Piepape. The Gallery founders were both born into the core of the Parisian art-world, Le Gaillard the son of an eminent gallerist; Lombrail the son of the renowned auctioneer. Prior to meeting, each was already independently intending to open a gallery promoting contemporary art, design and the place where the two overlap. They quickly progressed setting up the Carpenters Workshop Gallery together, on the premise that sculpture can bring depth, narrative and emotion to contemporary design. The Gallery began life in a former carpenter’s workshop in 2004, an old industrial space amid Chelsea Gas Works. In 2008 the Carpenters Workshop opened a second gallery in Albemarle Street, Mayfair. Always following the instinct of its founders without compromise, the Gallery’s exhibitions attracted much acclaim and quickly amassed a reputation for presenting works of deep contemporary significance. As the number of artists grew, so did the diversity of their backgrounds and practices. With a light touch, the Gallery brought a refreshing playfulness to the debate between art and design. The works exhibited often reflect a sense of humor crucial to the Gallery’s identity. This unconventional approach to hybrid practice was then contextualized within the traditional home of fine art in London. The field of Design Art is at the dawn of its potential, it proposes a sensitive, intellectual and innovative approach to the object. The pieces are true, functional sculptures, incorporating the paradox of the unique and the mass produced, of art and function. The Carpenters Workshop Gallery collection introduces the public to the latest design aesthetics, enriching and enlightening the contemporary design landscape and discourse. This Parisian location confirms Julien Lombrail’s and Loïc Le Gaillard’s commitment to the international promotion of their artists and designers, as well as their international spectrum of esteemed collectors. Together, Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard guide the designers toward art and the artist toward design. Carpenters Workshop Gallery represents: Atelier Van Lieshout . Sebastian Brajkovic . Wendell Castle . Ingrid Donat . Vincent Dubourg . Lonneke Gordijn & Ralph Nauta . Johanna Grawunder . Matthieu Lehanneur . Nendo . Marc Quinn . Xavier Lust . Random International . Pablo Reinoso . Robert Stadler . Studio Job . Charles Trevelyan [cwg official release]
private opening date: 22 september 2011
public opening date: 24 september 2011
address: marais 54 rue de la verrerie 75003
phone: +33 (0)1 7712 0612
[ carpenters workshop gallery ]