AVL Glyder family

Project Exhibition 'Infernopolis', Submarine Wharf
Furniture AVL Shaker Chair, AVL Glyder Family
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Location Onderzeebootloods Rotterdam (NL)

In 2010 Atelier van Lieshout was invited by the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen to hold an exhibition in a giant submarine shed in the Rotterdam harbor area. In the 5,000 m2 hall, the spectacular exhibition Infernopolis was set up, which was ultimately proclaimed by the Volkskrant as ‘indisputably the art hit of the summer.’

Atelier van Lieshout created a chilling setting in which medical instruments, vacuum pumps, silos, skulls, skeletons and giant sperm cells and body organs played the leading role. Two enormous installations, "The Technocrat" and "Cradle to Cradle," were set up amid a forest of existing and new sculptures, all dissolving the boundaries between good and evil, life and death, and reality and fiction.

Lensvelt supplied the furniture for this impressive exhibition, which ultimately attracted as many as 20,000 people. People could shake it all off on one of the AVL Shaker Chairs or take a moment to unwind on the AVL Glyder Collection, which was colored just as expressively as the exhibition itself.

Read more about the cooperation between Atelier van Lieshout and Lensvelt here.


Joep van Lieshout

artwork AVL Bikinibar (2006)

AVL Shaker Chairs and AVL Body tables

AVL Glyder Sofa

artwork AVL WW III (2010)

visitor enjoys AVL Glyder Sofa

art of Atelier van Lieshout

AVL Glyder Sofa

Joep van Lieshout and Hans Lensvelt

AVL Glyder family

art of Joep van Lieshout

AVL Glyder Sofa