Artist duo, Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis form Atelier Lachaert Dhanis 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, jewellery with a double use, a two-part bottle, coins with an extra value… to a secret invitation to share a bed. Both their jewellery 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.