Today, Designers is proud to present the Atelier Lachaert Dhanis, a studio owned by artist duo, Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis. This studio is dedicated to design art furniture that defies the boundaries between art and design.
They have been collaborating now for over 20 years on an intriguing oeuvre involving objects, furniture and situation-oriented installations whereby the boundaries between applied art, craft and design are both questioned and crossed. Each project is a joint endeavor; each work the result of the symbiosis between these two designers.
‘Sharing’ is the thread which runs through their work: from one chair for two people, jewelry with a double use, a two-part bottle, coins with an extra value… to a secret invitation to share a bed. Both their jewelry and objects and their installations and furniture interrogate the boundaries between design and the visual arts. With small, subtle interventions Luc and Sofie give everyday objects a new significance.
Using a combination of old pieces of wood and sections of disused furniture, the duo produced a range of small and large tables, stools and chairs which each possess a visual language that hides its material background.
These stunning pieces are truly amazing and are the perfect example of how the combination between the art and furniture worlds can have amazing and stunning results! What do you think?