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Frederik Molenschot

Frederik Molenschot
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Biography

Frederik Molenschot was born in 1981 and is a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven. He founded his studio, Studio Molen, in 2005, and works alongside a talented team of artists and designers. He is currently based in Amsterdam and is part of the renowned Dutch Design Movement.

Studio Molen is known for its monumental bronze light sculptures which are evocative of the city lights and night sky. For his Citylight chandeliers, Molenschot drew on the shapes and colours of the buzzing Shanghai cityscape, replicating the blur and haze of the city at night. Spending time there as a student, Molenschot was initially overwhelmed by the immensity of the city, so unlike any place in the Netherlands. However, over time he began to explore the city, investigating its history and development. To him Shanghai appeared ‘stacked’ – people and buildings piled on top of each other with roads like ribbons of light cutting through the heart of it all.

Possessing a deep interest in the artificial and natural elements of our surroundings, Molenschot transports the viewer’s senses to a new level. According to Molenschot, “If you’re an architect, your world is a building, a graphic designer works on a newspaper or a wall, while a landscape architect plays with nature itself. I try and draw all these worlds together and see what happens when they meet.” His approach is all-encompassing, and he is fascinated by the way that we interact with and use public space.

Studio Molen works on a variety of sculptural projects, from site-specific designs to autonomous works of art. Each of his pieces is fashioned by hand and the studio works on a number of different projects from public art commissions, to interiors for restaurants, and design concepts for buildings. He has exhibited internationally at Design Miami/Basel and Zona Maco in Mexico.

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Achievements

  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, New-York, USA.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.
  • Zona Maco, Crpenters Workshop Gallery, Mexico City, Mexique.
  • Design Days Dubaï, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Dubaï, UAE.
  • PAD Paris, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • ArtMonte-Carlo, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Monaco, France.
  • ‘Art Light’, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Design Miami / Miami, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Miami, USA.
  • Art Genève, Switzerland.
  • Masterpiece, London, UK.
  • Guild, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • BRAFA, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Design Shanghai,
  • Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, France.
  • Organic Group Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Paris, France.
  • Design Days, Dubai, UAE.
  • Pavilion of Art & Design, Paris, France.
  • Masterpiece, London,
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Design Days Dubai, UAE.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Design Days Dubai, UAE.
  • Design Miami/Miami, USA.
  • Inaugural Show, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris, France.
  • Design Miami/Basel, Switzerland.
  • Selected Works, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK.

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