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

TWIRL — Konstradet, Stockholm, Sweden

TWIRL

Commisioners —Konstradet, Stockholm, Sweden

Year — 2013

Sculpture

Each sheet is carefully shaped by hand. They are suspended from the ceiling by wires. Lester was also inspired by Paul Veroude’s disassembled Formula 1 cars with the parts hung in mid-air, like an expression of a captured fraction of a second.

TWIRL embodies layer upon layer of transformations over space, time, and form. The landscape in an Eastern 1830s woodcut has become a photo of a dreary Western no man’s land in modern times, which in turn has stepped out of two-dimensionality into three-dimensionality, denuded of landscape and all previous references. The only thing revealing the spiralling motion and volume of the strong gust is the white sheets of paper.

Blank sheets. Tabula rasa. An unmarked slate. An empty page. A paper waiting to be filled. Thoughts, words to be formulated and printed.

The desire to fill the blank page with new ideas, theories, formulas, solutions, answers. A new story. A new life. A new world?

TWIRL is a wind, whirling white leaves, empty pages. TWIRL is dreams and hopes. TWIRL is everything you want and can be.

Astrid Trotzig

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)