Luc d Hanis e Sofie Lachaert
Luc d’Hanis & Sofie Lachaert, graduated at the Royal Academy
the High Institute of Arts in Antwerp and teach at various educational
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
Furthermore they work together on joint projects f.e. for
Design Flanders ,the museum of Modern Art and Design Den Bosch (NL)
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.
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.