Atelier Lachaert Dhanis
Luc d’Hanis & Sofie Lachaert, graduated at the Royal Academy and the High Institute of Arts in Antwerp and teach at various educational institutes.
Together they think up, develop and realise many extraordinary objects s well as poetic, theatrical installations, both for their galleries in Belgium (Ghent, Tielrode) and elsewhere
In their work they investigate the boundaries between art and design. With small, subtle interventions that are as clever and effective as they are pure and simple, they give everyday objects a new significance, an unexpected (strange? surrealistic?) beauty. Stirring the imagination.
Each project is done by the two of them. And so ‘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.
Sofie Lachaert (jewellery designer& silversmith ) and Luc d’Hanis (artist) did some projects with Droog design (the famous Dutch design company).
Furthermore they work together on joint projects f.e. for Design Flanders ,the museum of Modern Art and Design Den Bosch (NL)
Since 1990, they have a gallery both in Ghent and in Tielrode. There Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis organize on a regular basis exhibitions where the work of one or two artists is presented in an atmosphere and lay out that accentuates the concept of the work.
Next door to the gallery, in the former shipyards’ offices Lachaert & d’Hanis created in 2000 an exclusive B&B. It is a friendly and inviting retreat, were guests are warmly welcomed. With an eye for detail Lachaert & d’Hanis designed the décor.
Three connecting spaces are furnished with carefully chosen furniture and objects. With an emphasis on Belgian designers
Since 1998 the gallery participates in Interieur, biennial for creative interior design in Kortijk (B). Each year Lachaert and d’Hanis receive a lot of praise for (the concept of) their stand. Articles and photo’s were published in Frame and nominated for the best project.