Visited the newly-opened New-York-based Carpenter Workshops Gallery this morning. What a remarkable space which is composed of two complete floors in the former Takashimaya building on Fifth Avenue; one serves as a gallery space, where curated exhibitions of the artists represented by the gallery will be shown, and the other is set in a domestic mode, presenting collectible design as utilized at curated homes. Congratulating founders Julien Lombrail and Loic Le Gaillrad and the gallery’s director Ashlee Harrison for the new venture which will present innovative contemporary design in New York. I particularly loved the pieces in dark bronze by Dutch sculptor Joep van Lieshout and his Atelier Van Lieshout, which he founded in 1995. For the past two decades, he has produced work of conceptual art where boundaries between art, design, and architecture are abandoned, where the use of dark bronze represents the metal utilized during antiquity.