With a degree from the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands, Kaspar Hamacher, originally from Belgium’s Eastern Cantons, takes nature as the starting point in his daily life as a sculptor and a designer of artistic furniture. Monoxyle purity blooms from sylvan beauty. Raised in woodlands by his forest ranger father, he has forged a unique and very personal path through the world of art and design, winding his way between sculpture and the contemporary applied arts. Far from the rush of our digital world, Kaspar Hamacher creates a close and unique connection with each fragment of trunk he sculpts, crafting unique stamped pieces out of his own creative energy. He resolutely focuses on the object in all its physical strength, more as a “maker” than a conceptual designer. His abilities with wood, as a living material, are the fruit of his energy and his imagination: whether working with a tree stump or a piece of leather, for him it is essential to respect authenticity at every step of the creative process. In his design approach, which he has called “Die Werkstatt” (The Workshop) since his 2017 exhibition at Spazio Nobile, Hamacher always aims to create a piece that is both unique and personal, with a strong meaning and added soul. “Le Sacre de la Matière” reflects his authenticity, while “Mother Earth” is at the heart of his identity, the eponymous title of his solo exhibition at CID Hornu which ran from June to September 2021. Spazio Nobile has represent Kaspar Hamacher since 2016. He will be shown jointly with photographer Jo Magrean in the gallery’s Studiolo in Autumn 2021.
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2008/ Graduation Exhibition Maastricht (NL) / 2008 : Superstore 05, Amsterdam (NL) / Dynamo Design Award Brussels (BE) Winner of the audience award / 2008 : Aula Carolina Aachen (DE) / Arti08 Den Haag (NL) / Cocoon Brussels (BE) / “La Belgique des Autres” Biennale Internationale St. Etienne (FR) // 2009 / Regentenkamer Den Haag (NL) / Salone Satellite Salone internazionale del Mobile Milan (I) / “Toegepast 14” Z33 Hasselt (B) // 2010 / Creative Space Kreon Brussels – curated by Pro Materia (BE) / Maison & Objet Paris (FR) / Bois & Habitat Namur (BE) / KIV Knokke-Heist (BE) / EU-Ratspräsidentschaft Juste-Lipse Atrium, Brussels (BE) / C-Mine Genk (BE) / Design September Brussels (BE) / “La Belgique des Autres” Flagey Brussels (BE) / Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (NL) / Box Galerie Brussels (BE) / Galerie Pierre Mahaux, Megève (FR) / “Dialogues” Bangkok (TH) / IMM Cologne (DE) //2011 / Salone del Mobile Milano, Ventura Lambrate (IT) / “Achille is watching us” curated by Matylda Krzykowski, Milano (IT) / Biologiska Museet / Stockholm Design Week (SE) / Depot Basel – Prelude – 01 A Dialogue, Basel (CH) // 2012 / Henry Van De Velde Award 2011/2012 Brussels (BE) / TEDx Talk Hasselt (BE) / TEFAF Maastricht (NL) / Salone del Mobile Milano, Triennale Di Milano (IT) / Fashionclash Maastricht (NL) / The Machine, C-Mine Genk. Scenography and installation (BE) / Depot Basel, Personal Content, Craft and Scenography , Basel (CH) / Ostrale Dresden (DE) / De Glazen Kast Rekem (BE) / Memorabilia, Musée de la vie Wallonne, Scenography and installation (BE) / Toegepast 17 preview, Interieur Kortrijk (BE) / Toegepast 17 expo at Z33 Hasselt (BE) // 2013 / Salone del Mobile Milano, Triennale Di Milano (IT) / “Das Große Fressen” Gallery Freitag 18.30 Aachen (DE) / “The Make Way” Scenography installation C-Mine Genk (BE) / The Present for King Albert II. Eupen (BE) / MUBE Sao Paolo (BR) / Toegepast 18 expo at Z33 Hasselt (BE) / Design Vlaanderen Gallery Brussels (BE) / Tales of Heroes, design project on the move… // 2014 / La Matière des Nuages, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (FR) / Intersections #3, Belgian Design, Atomium, Bruxelles (BE) / Möbel designed for ResourceLab, Design Vlaanderen Gallery, Bruxelles (BE) // 2015 / Grand-Hornu Mons Futur Archaïque (BE) / Trend Forum by Lidewij Edelkoort for ZOW Germany (DE) & Istanbul (TR) / REMADE Halle / Design on Track Liège (BE) / Bunder Braem Berlin (DE) // 2016 / MUDAC Lausanne Futur Archaïque (CH) / Almond & Co San Francisco (US) /Tefaf Maastricht De Meldkamer (NL) / Milan 2016 Furisalone Palazzo Litta (IT) / Design Museum Gent (BE) / Brussels Museum Of Belgian History (BE) / Spazio Nobile, season II, Brussels (BE) // 2017 / Spazio Nobile, Season VII – Die Werkstatt, Brussels (BE) // 2018-19 / Spazio Nobile, Collectible Brussels – Art Brussels – Interieur – The Random Collection – Kanal Pompidou, Between Art & Design. The Belgian Scene / Season X – Land/Scapes // 2019 / Spazio Nobile, Blooming Blossom, Collectible Design Fair, Brussels (BE) / Spazio Nobile, Keep Your Garden Alive, Révélations Biennial, Grand Palais, Paris (FR) / Season XII- Keep Your Garden Alive / Spazio Nobile, Unique Design Shanghai, Tank, Shanghai (CZ) //2020 / – Spazio Nobile, Le Sacre de la Matière, L’Ancienne Nonciature, Brussels (BE) / Spazio Nobile, Season XVI – The New Age of Humanism, Brussels (BE) // 2021 / Spazio Nobile, Season XVII- Threads of Nature, Brussels (BE) / Mother Earth, solo show, CID-Hornu, Mons (BE)