From Functional Art to Collectible Design, today Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional art by international artists or designers, both rising and established, going outside their traditional territories of expression. Actively involved in the research and production of limited edition works, the gallery’s choices are guided by seeking an emotional, artistic and historical relevance; a relevance that must appear evident.
We focused our energy on that rare moment where design becomes art, creating and exhibiting sculptural objects that provoke an emotional response. We realised there was a market for art collectors when we saw that the quality of the furniture in their houses did not match the art on their walls.
There was a gap in the market for a brand new category of art / design: “HAUT ARTISANAT SAVOIR FAIRE”
Collectible design meets the expectations of a select clientele who seek beautifully crafted and designed functional pieces. We found inspiration in the couture models of vertical integration – creation, production, and retail.