Carpenters Workshop Gallery, with locations in both London and Paris, opened its first show of the year on a snowy Saturday in Paris featuring Atelier Van Lieshout. The gallery inaugurated 2013 with an evolution of its London exhibition Blastfurnace and extended the vision of Joep Van Lieshout with a combination of early work and new pieces. Titled Furniture III, the various works offer an alternative to the world we inhabit with an ecological or environmental or social solution.
Collectors and admirers alike wandered the large space and made their way through the gallery’s several levels to view the exhibition. On hand were van Lieshout, developer and collector Craig Robins, architect Peter Marino, designer Robert Stadler and many others.
AVL utilizes a large range of production techniques and mediums, ranging from resin moulds, fiberglass and bronze to soldered steel. Above is a floor lamp titled Jewel, made of steel in limited edition of 20, now on view at Furniture III.
Aurelie Julien, director of Carpenters, commented on the designer and how his work fits into the gallery’s mission to discover bold and iconic design-art. “Joep van Lieshout is perfectly responding to the art and design approach wished by Carpenters Workshop Gallery: an evolution towards the functional sculpture.”
The exhibition opened January 19th and runs through April 27th. Visit Carpenters Workshop Gallery for more information.