Join Loïc Le Gaillard, joint owner of Carpenters Workshop in conversation with Caroline Roux.

Followed by a light breakfast.

Friday 20th May, 10 – 11am

Talks Room, ART16 London Olympia

Loic Le Gaillard, co-founder of Carpenters Workshop Gallery; founded in 2006 by childhood friends Loic Le Gaiilard and Julien Lombail, the groundbreaking contemporary design gallery Carpenters Workshop was the first of its kind to open in London. With its initial space in Chelsea, in a former carpenter's workshop, the gallery showed contemporary pieces by leading Dutch, American, French and British at a time when 'what was not Anglo Saxon was not fashionable,' says Le Gaillard. The gallery continues to ask its designers to transcend classical borders of art and design, producing and exhibiting functional sculptures by international rising and established stars and these limited edition pieces that are fast becoming as collectable as the best contemporary art. Carpenters Workshop now has spaces in Mayfair, Paris, Roissy and New York.

Caroline Roux writes about contemporary art, design and architecture for a number of publications including the Financial Times, Telegraph Luxury, British Vogue and Vanity Fair. Based in London, Caroline has also contributed to books on the work of David Adjaye and Jaime Hayon, and led panel discussions with participants ranging from Ron Arad, Andre Balazs and Hussein Chalayan and Jacob Rees Mogg.