Since its launch in 2006, literally coming out of an old carpentry workshop in London, Gallery of the carpenters’ workshop has both brought closer and expanded the worlds of art and design. This week he has not one, but two stands at PAD London, the second showcasing one of his latest adventures, Carpenter’s workshop jewelrywith pieces designed by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Rashid Johnson and Robert Longo.
“They wanted to use jewelry to express their ideas and push boundaries to a new level,” said gallery co-founder Loïc Le Gaillard.
The gallery also announced its biggest project yet, one that will push its own boundaries in a new way: Ladbroke Rooma 43,000 square foot space slated to open in Notting Hill next spring, devoted not only to collectible design and functional art, but also to creativity in all its forms.
“For years, we have explored new ways to lay the groundwork for creative freedom,” Le Gaillard said in a statement. “It’s part of our DNA to push and blur the boundaries between the many artistic disciplines.” Its co-founder, Julien Lombrail, called Ladbroke Hall “a Gesamtkunstwerk”.
The duo tapped into some of the hottest names in art and design – and in between and beyond – to bring their vision to life. Among them, Mr. David Adjaye OBE has restored and refurbished the former Sunbeam Talbot Motorworks HQ, originally built in 1903, to house the new flagship Carpenters Workshop Gallery, complete with an underground gallery and dedicated live music and performance spaces (with a soundscape designed by Bang & Olufsen, no less), workshops, supper clubs, and more.
Italian chef Emanuele Pollini (2020 Gambero Rosso Chef of the Year) will run the restaurant, designed by Vincenzo DeCotis and adorned with works commissioned from Nacho Carbonella and sir Christopher Lebrun PPRA. Franco-Swiss sculptor-designer Ingrid Donat and de Cotiis will oversee the private salons. And Michele Lamy and Rick Owens will run a bar and lounge for customers, called Lamyland.
Photo and recording studios will also be on site, not to mention a 12,500 square foot “hidden” garden landscaped by the winner of the Chelsea Flower Show Luciano Giubbileiwith an open-air restaurant and a private pavilion from Jean Prouve.
Ladbroke Hall will also collaborate with local artists and young creatives in a community program covering art, design, music, restoration and more.
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