Damien Gernay was born in 1975, in the suburbs of Paris. Between 1994 and 1998, he studied design at Ecole Supérieure des Arts (ESA) Saint-Luc Tournai in Belgium. After school, he worked on scenography projects for contemporary dance and theatre clients in Belgium.
Valentin Loellmann was born and raised in southern Germany (1983). Together with his four siblings, he grew up in an environment of shared creativity. As a child, a strong sensibility regarding his surroundings and details laid the foundations to his creative spirit and ambition.
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.
A graduate of the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands, German-born artist Fabian von Spreckelsen is now based in the Netherlands. He cultivates a deep fascination for nature, passed down from his biologist father,
Jonas was born in 1981 in Lörrach, Germany. He grew up in the countryside in the south of Germany. At a quite young age he already felt a deep fascination to perceive the beauty of the moment in a simple way and to share it somehow with his surrounding and the people around him.
9.2 – 6.5.2018 Die Werkstatt – Damien Gernay, Kaspar Hamacher, Jonas Loellmann, Valentin Loellmann, Fabian von Spreckelsen. Sculptural Furniture Design & Photography
They all graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht and have known each other for 13 years,