Commisioners — Kunstfort Vijfhuizen - Haarlem, NL
Year — 2016
PolyLester presents their project titled The Moveables, an interior on wheels designed especially for the historic military engineering hangar of Fort Vijfhuizen – a UNESCO world heritage site and one of forty-two forts in the defense line of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The art centre Kunstfort Vijfhuizen that is located in a large part of the fort commissioned the project.
The Moveables, a collection architectural objects and furniture pieces set on wheels, provides a flexible and multipurpose interior for the culture and arts centre. Allowing a huge variety of configurations, The Moveables invite its proprietors and users to become creatively interactive with the space. By introducing archetypical exhibition elements of white pedestals set in wheels, rather than transforming the historical hangar into a white cube, The Moveables propose a light hearted tongue-in-cheek reference to so many, bland and unremarkable contemporary art and exhibition centers around the world. Suggestive of playful construction games, jigsaw puzzles and computer games such as Tetris, the individual elements can be either grouped together to form new volumes, or can be placed separately within the space, to create a number of functional islands. The yellow details accentuating each of the elements, suggests the idea of a ray of light cast onto the volumes. As such the obscure interior becomes bright through the white objects and highlighted by the yellow details.
An interior that can be shaped to the demands and desires of the moment. The objects can be placed into configurations that can either host events or facilitate an exhibition. Even the six industrial lamps hanging from the ceiling can be adjusted in heights by ways of a simple motorized system.
— September 9, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom!
— July 6, 2016 —
Read about Aura Utrecht @ Public Works (only in Dutch).
— April 29, 2016 —
Vayu Vatu wind harps are exhibited at the Nuit Blance in Monaco.
— April 22, 2016 —
The Moveables on DEZEEN same images, more text!
— April 18, 2016 —
Have a look at designboom
— March 16, 2016 —
Tomorrow 17th of March from 17:00 finally the opening of the renovated Genieloods.
— October 23, 2015 —
PolyLester wins competition for artistic renovation sound wall in Bergen op Zoom, NL.
— September 30, 2015 —
Lustwarande Live: interview with Gabriel Lester. Follow us, this Sunday, 4th of October 13.30 – 14.30, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art.
— September 22, 2015 —
“Peel #2 Twisted” just landed at recently opened Mamm Medellín (Museo de Art Moderno Medellin) in Colombia.
— September 9, 2015 —
After “Sexappeal” newest PolyLester peel landed in the Netherlands with “Keeping it Peel” at Lustwaranda ’15 Fundament Foundation.
— September 7, 2015 —
Tank you DAFNE for your nice review on Gabriel Lester’s book, Froced Prospective.
— August 21, 2015 —
PolyLester for de Bijenkorf Amsterdam has made an installation of shadow-play and mechanisms seen inside the shop window.
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)