Lachaert & D’Hanis

For nearly 20 years Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis have been working together. Their lives and work are inextricably intertwined. The concept of \”shared\” creativity runs like a thread through their work. Each project is a joint adventure, each product the result of a perfect symbiosis between designer Sofie Lachaert and artist Luc d\’Hanis. In their objects, furniture as well as installations they simply ignore the boundaries between art, crafts and design. Their subtle interventions give everyday objects a new significance, an unexpected beauty. Creating fascinating delusions with a double bottom, shifting meaning and function.

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)

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