ABOUT / ATELIER VAN LIESHOUT
Atelier Van Lieshout was set up in 1995 in a monumental building in the port of Rotterdam by Joep Van Lieshout, born in 1963, in Ravenstein. Joep Van Lieshout has lived and worked in Rotterdam since 1987. Over the years, AVL acquired an international reputation producing the works that blend sculpture, architecture and design. Atelier Van Lieshout´s workshop, where the works of AVL are being designed and produced, is situated in a large warehouse in the harbours of Rotterdam. The atelier has different departments: fibreglass, sculpture, wood and metal workshops. The designers of different backgrounds and origins are closely involved in the manufacturing process of each product.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery has shown the work of Atelier Van Lieshout since the opening of its first space in London in 2006 and contributed to the production of the pieces.
ABOUT / CARPENTERS WORKSHOP GALLERY
Carpenters Workshop Gallery transcends classical borders in terms of art and design. Its proposal stands just at the intersection of these two universes: reaching precisely a symbiosis of art and design.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and already established artists and designers going outside their traditional territories of expression. The gallery is actively involved in the research and production of the limited edition works exhibited. The choices are guided by the research of an emotional, artistic and historical relevance; a relevance that appears as an evidence.
The gallery relies on the partnership of childhood friends, Julien Lombrail and Loic le Gaillard. They first opened a space in London’s Chelsea in 2006 in a former carpenter’s workshop; they then followed with a second space in Mayfair in 2008.
The opening of a 600 square metre space in Paris in 2011 at 54 rue de la Verrerie, an address steeped in history as it was previously occupied by the Galerie de France for several decades, was a kind of return to their roots. This Paris step confirms the commitment of the two founders of the gallery, as well as that of Aurelie Julien, their director, to the international promotion of their artists and designers.
The latest step in the gallery’s growth is Carpenters Workshop / Roissy, a unique 8,000 square-meter space entirely dedicated to research and artistic development, bringing together an elite team of artisans and technicians, referencing back to the glory of the French decorative arts’ legacy whilst developing innovative new ways of working.