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

The Moveables — Kunstfort Vijfhuizen - Haarlem, NL

The Moveables

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. 

News

Gabriel Lester Featured @ Paris International

— October 15, 2018 —

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Gabriel Lester work to be featured at Paris International, check it out!

Neck of the Woods @ Lek Art

— October 11, 2018 —

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Our piece ‘Neck of the Woods’ was recently exhibited at Lek Art, we hope you enjoyed it!

The Conditioning @ Busan Biennale 2018

— October 1, 2018 —

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The Conditioning (2018), our latest site-specific installation for the Busan Biennale pursues a more sober but no less immersive critique of architectural space, and politics. Read More.

Trek @ South London Gallery

— September 24, 2018 —

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New piece Trek, an artwork about the politics of migration was installed last Saturday for the South London Gallery on Pelican Estate. “When seen from the block above this group of sculptures, coloured to resemble birds of paradise, are designed to appear as if they are being blown in the wind. From the ground they will look like foreign bodies in motion, alien newcomers passing through the Pelican Estate” 

Read about the piece HERE Installed 15/09/18

Void-Non-Void @ Designboom

— April 3, 2018 —

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One of our latest projects Void-Non-Void is featured on Designboom.

Read the full article HERE.

Nucleus

— March 7, 2018 —

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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 —

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Eleven sculptures for the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Light in the shopwindow of Pelican Studio

— March 7, 2018 —

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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 —

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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 —

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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 wharf

— 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-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.

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 commissioned artworks and designs by Gabriel Lester since 2001, as well as 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)