PolyLester Arts & Design

PolyLester is a multidisciplinary design and production studio with over 20 years of experience PolyLester focuses on artworks, films,  public sculptures, architectural interventions,  landscapes, interiors and stage design PolyLester works together with an array of internationally  acclaimed artists, architects, designers, thinkers  and producers of contemporary culture PolyLester is based in Amsterdam, known around the world and available throughout  the universe

Aura Utrecht — Public Works Utrecht, NL

Aura Utrecht

Commisioners — Public Works Utrecht, NL

Year — 2016

Architecture & Light

Aura Utrecht is commissioned by Public Works, an initiative of the Foundation Kunst in het Stationsgebied, in collaboration with the city of Utrecht.

Colorful and playful curtains form an oasis and an energy field in the traffic buzz of the city. The transparent shutters shelter and frame a moment in space and time with an aura of light. Situated on top of the ‘Jaarsbeurstrappen’ at Utrecht Central Station in The Netherlands, welcoming those who pass by, is Aura, a tripod sculpture supporting cylindrical stages defined by colorful, see-through curtains. Each of the three spaces proposes a site where a grand theatrical spot highlights an urban stage and terrace. From the inside looking out, the world becomes tainted in an array of complementing colors. Looking from the outside in, the stages appear lit by a magical limelight, signaling the transition between the central train station and the West side of the city. Here everyone is invited to become an actor and spectator of the public space, or to just take a pause and enjoy the play of movement and light while eating a sandwich or enjoying the view.

News

PolyLester to retouch the Martini Banners.

— February 19, 2018 —

It was time for a new jacket! Soon in RGB, the banners revived.

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Void – Non – Void @ NDSM werf

— February 6, 2018 —

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Photos by: Canssander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Since friday 2 February, you can see the lightwork Void-Non-Void by Gabriel Lester at the NDSM-werf. The artwork, placed on a wide empty square in the middle of the NDSM-terrein, makes both light and darkness a penetrating sensory experience.

In a city filled with light like Amsterdam, darkness is scores. But at the NDSM-werf, it can still be pretty dark. A dual quality, because she can bring discomfort and fascination at the same time. From the dark shore of the IJ, the NDSM brings you one of the most beautiful views on the city, where you can see thousands of lights sparkle on the other side. Void-Non-Void is a artwork that makes darkness sensible. Whit light flickers against the inside and the outside of the six bij three meters high walls. In the blink of an eye the object changes from a white cube, to a block box, from a empty shell to a filled core and from a blind spot to a penetrating after-image. After the clear light your eyes will glow in the dark for a while.

PolyLester CREW 2018

— January 31, 2018 —

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PolyLester wins Capital C

— January 31, 2018 —

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Bergen op Zoom – In Progress

— August 29, 2017 —

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Peel Amsterdamse Bos

— August 29, 2017 —

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Aura Utrecht on designboom

— September 9, 2016 —

Have a look at designboom!

Aura Utrecht © Ossip van Duivenbode

Aura Utrecht @ Public Works

— July 6, 2016 —

Read about Aura Utrecht @ Public Works (only in Dutch).

Aura Utrecht © Ossip van Duivenbode

POLYLESTER GOES TO MONACO!

— April 29, 2016 —

Vayu Vatu wind harps are exhibited at the Nuit Blance in Monaco.

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PolyLester Vayu Vatu in Monaco

THE MOVEABLES ON DEZEEN

— April 22, 2016 —

The Moveables on DEZEEN same images, more text!

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The Moveables Image © Ossip van Duivenbode

THE MOVEABLES ON DESIGNBOOM

— April 18, 2016 —

Have a look at designboom

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Image © Ossip van Duivenbode

Meet POLYLESTER’S MOVEABLES!

— March 16, 2016 —

Tomorrow 17th of March from 17:00 finally the opening of the renovated Genieloods.

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PolyLester The Movables Image © Ossip van Duivenbode

About

PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester and Martine Vledder in 2013 – is a studio focusing on art, public sculptures, architectural interventions, landscape, interior design, stage design etc etc.

Featuring an array of collaborations with architectural offices, graphic designers, art and applied arts professionals, PolyLester aims to propose a diverse and articulated portfolio.

Based in Amsterdam, available in the rest of the world.

Contact

P o l y L e s t e r

Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030

1066 AZ Amsterdam

www.polylester.com

info@polylester.com

+31 611 27 49 17  (Lester)

+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)