Carpenters Workshop Gallery was established in 2005 by Parisian entrepreneurs and art devotees Loic Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail, Carpenters Workshop Gallery is known for its discovery of bold and iconic design-art. Like many of the artists it fosters, the gallery takes a young, fresh and dynamic approach, primarily following its own aesthetic. They exhibit unique and limited edition works both by emerging and established artists, and designers.
The Gallery began life in a former carpenter’s workshop, an old industrial space amid Chelsea Gas Works. In 2008 the Carpenters Workshop opened a second gallery in Mayfair, bringing a cutting-edge aesthetic and youthful dynamism to historic Albemarle Street. In September 2011, the partners of Carpenters Workshop Gallery, inaugurated a new gallery in Paris located in the historically stimulating neighbourhood of the 4th arrondissement, on the border between the Marais and the Beaubourg Plateau.
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, Carpenters Workshop Gallery brought a refreshing playfulness to the debate between art and design. The works exhibited often reflect a sense of humor crucial to the Carpenters Workshop Gallery identity.
HAPPENING NOW:London : JOHANNA GRAWUNDER | NO WHINING ON THE YACHT 24 June – 23 Aug 2013. PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY 27 JUNE | 6 – 8 PM | LONDON | MAYFAIR
Paris : CAMPANA BROTHERS | OCEAN COLLECTION 22 May – 27 July 2013. OPENING WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 18-22H
London : RANDOM INTERNATIONAL | RAIN ROOM AT MOMA, NEW YORK 12 MAY – 28 JULY 2013
One of Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s collaborators is Andrea Branzi, an Italian architect but also designer, read our article on one of his most well known pieces.