Following the establishment of locations in London, Paris, and New York, the journey continues for Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard, founders of Carpenters Workshop Gallery, who chose San Francisco as the second American city in which to expand their footprint in the collectable design space.
For its West Coast debut, Carpenters Workshop Gallery will take up residence in a nearly 9,000-square-foot space on the mezzanine of the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, a new arts space housed in the former Saint Joseph’s Church, which has been immaculately resurrected by the owner, design impresario Ken Fulk. Lombrail and Le Gaillard were immediately seduced by the space’s unconventional architecture and by the myriad aesthetic possibilities for activating the open-air mezzanine with a rotating selection of functional sculpture that has become synonymous with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery brand.
After opening the New York space in 2015, Carpenters Workshop Gallery quickly began to grow its client base across the United States. As a function of this rapid expansion, it became necessary for the gallery to open a permanent space on the West Coast. The founders had been visiting and following San Francisco’s rich cultural scene and vibrant design landscape, for many years. The fact that this is also supported by an active and engaged collector base, made the city a clear choice. Under the leadership of director Ashlee Harrison and the support of Alison Harrington on the ground, the San Francisco outpost will open with a survey exhibition featuring works by some of Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s most iconic artists, including an immersive forest of Nacho Carbonell’s light sculptures, whilst showcasing names that are newer to the gallery, such as the Verhoeven twins. The full program will be announced soon; including twice a year exhibitions dedicated to the work of a single artist.