PolyLester Arts & Design

TWIRL — Konstradet, Stockholm, Sweden


Commisioners —Konstradet, Stockholm, Sweden

Year — 2013


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


The final result of Qianhai Mawan Landmark Design is published

— July 20, 2020 —

Together with MLA+ Architecture, Planning and Consultancy, PolyLester was invited to design landmark architecture. We were not shortlisted, but got pretty far. Here some results. 

PolyLester wins landmark sculpture for facade new HQ PostNL

— July 8, 2020 —

Aqua Spectra has been completed

— June 24, 2020 —

Polyester has completed Aqua Spectra a landscape of water mirrors at the HQ of furniture manufacturer Ahrend (see image) and is currently awaiting proper documentation – for now some images can be found in the site, sop do enjoy.


Parade Oestgeest

— January 10, 2020 —

Some catching up to for 2020. last year was spend wining lost of competitions and some are even soon to be delivered. To start with the last thing we won: Parade a wall with approx 600 3D shapes of fossil fish swimming in a school. each fish has a reflecting eye, forming a starry ensemble of playful dots.

Weg en Water (Road and Water)

— March 6, 2019 —

A Day with Gabriel Lester – Unseen

— November 26, 2018 —

Our founder Gabriel was recently interviewed by Unseen about a day in the studio, check out the article here


New Video Released Directed by Gabriel Lester – ‘Binnen’ by Yung Internet

— November 5, 2018 —

During the display of ‘Void Non-Void’ at NDSM in Amsterdam, Gabriel Lester used the hip-hop culture inspired installation as a set for Yung Internet’s new video Binnen. Check out this article to find out more!

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 —


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 —


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 —


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 —


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

Read the full article HERE.


PolyLester – established by Gabriel Lester 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 a.o. Martine VledderArnaud HendrickxJennifer Tee, Richard Niessen, Koen van Velsen architecten, Irma BoomKRFT, URAHangmen, Hella Jongerius, Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Barcode Architects, Monadnock, BeauArchitectsAuguste van Oppen

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)