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

Layover / Tussenstop — Bergen op Zoom

Layover / Tussenstop

Commisioners — Bergen op Zoom

Year — 2017

Architecture & Light, Sculpture

Layover, is commissioned by the municipality in Bergen op Zoom in The Netherlands is a large metal sound wall and public sculpture that consists of transparent glass and solid metal cubes, each of 40cm2. Spanning 16 meters in length and 3.5 meters height, the structure divides a busy ring road between two small cities, creating a public pocket park where over 3000 youths cycle past to and from school every day. The site, designed to be both a landmark and meeting point, invites those who pass by to layover; to pause and relax before continuing ones journey.

In the daytime the wall appears like a wave broken into fragments and frozen in time and space. Providing a lee for those who decide to temporarily inhabit in it, the structure functions as a shelter or oasis. At night the passing traffic lights up the glass cubes, creating an ever-changing and dynamic sequence of lights.

The basic concept for Layover, was derived from an imaginary force that pushes a wall out and over, so that an exhilarating momentum is expressed and captured. The petrifaction of movement on a busy traffic axis is like stopping time, so that one may pass by, rest within or wander through a frozen moment.

(Photo credits: Ossip van Duivenbode)




— March 7, 2018 —


Nucleus, a commissioned indoors pavilion will open soon at the inauguration exhibition of Tai Kwun

Locomotion in Oslo soon to be inaugurated.

— March 7, 2018 —


Eleven sculptures for the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Light in the shopwindow of Pelican Studio

— March 7, 2018 —


Via PolyLester by Pawel Szubert - a first instalment of light in the shopwindow of the Pelican Studio. A series of interventions curated by PolyLester.
Next: Lennart de Neef

Restoration Elevating Witte de With

— March 7, 2018 —


After ten years a general maintenance and restoration on Elevating Witte de With is completed. A moment to celebrate.

Dates and times will follow soon.

sneak peek : LOCOMOTION in the snow

— February 26, 2018 —


PolyLester to retouch the Martini Banners.

— February 19, 2018 —

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



Void – Non – Void @ NDSM wharf

— February 6, 2018 —

Photos by: Canssander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Since friday 2 February, you can see the lightwork Void-Non-Void by Gabriel Lester at the NDSM-wharf. A light sculpture placed on a wide empty square in the middle of the NDSM-terrain, which makes both light and darkness a penetrating sensory experience. A tribute to on and off.

In a city filled with light like Amsterdam, darkness is scarce. But at the NDSM-wharf, it can still be pretty dark. From the dark shore of the IJ, the NDSM brings you one of the most beautiful views on the city, with thousands of lights sparkling on the other side. Void-Non-Void is a artwork that makes darkness sensible. White 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.

PolyLester CREW 2018

— January 31, 2018 —


PolyLester wins Capital C

— January 31, 2018 —


Bergen op Zoom – In Progress

— August 29, 2017 —


Peel Amsterdamse Bos

— August 29, 2017 —


Aura Utrecht on designboom

— September 9, 2016 —

Have a look at designboom!

Aura Utrecht © Ossip van Duivenbode


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.


P o l y L e s t e r

Ottho Heldringstraat 3 unit BG 030

1066 AZ Amsterdam



+31 611 27 49 17  (Lester)

+31 642 12 80 95 (Vledder)