The iconic Old Takashimaya Building in Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is now home to a new Carpenters Workshop Gallery. This new edition to their London and Paris galleries, and the centre for artistic research and development in Roissy, is certainly a big step forward for Carpenters Workshop, known for transcending the traditional borders between furniture and art.
Stablished by two childhood friends, Julien Lombrail & Loic Le Gaillard, Carpenters Workshop Gallery has always stood in the intersection between design and art, aiming precisely for the symbiosis of the two disciplines.
As Julien Lombrail explains, “People want exceptional high-end furniture that’s going to match the quality of what they have on the walls. We produce and exhibit ‘functional sculptures’ created by artists and designers. Each piece is imbued with the strength and energy that only art can have.”
Recently revitalised by architect David Chipperfield, the Old Takashimaya Building is situated a few meters from the MoMA and Christie’s auction house. A perfect location for the masterpieces and signature works displayed in the gallery, featured alongside beautiful views of midtown Manhattan..
The list of represented established artists represented by the gallery includes: Atelier Van Lieshout – Maarten Baas – Sebastian Brajkovic – Andrea Branzi – Humberto & Fernando Campaa – Nacho Carbonell – Wendell Castle – Vincente de Cotiis – Ingrid Donat – Vincent Dubourg – Johanna Grawunder – Stuart Haygarth – Mathieu Lehanneur – Frederik Molenschot – Nendo – Rick Owens – Wonmin Park – Random International – Pablo Reinoso – Robert Stadler – Studio Drift – Studio Job – Charles Trevelyan
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 693 Fifth Avenue, New York