We are excited to announce the first gallery showing of Montreal’s L’Office du Design! The show will run from October 15 through October 20, highlighting our Victor Collection, and be held at the popular Montreal contemporary urban art gallery Station 16.
Who are we?
L’Office du Design is a small Montreal design and fabrication shop that started in July 2018. Principal Designer Matthew Dinsmore returned to his passion of design and sculpture, after working for many years in IT and data-center operations and management.
In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s Matthew was living in Toronto, designing and selling his lighting sculptures and op-art through a local popular King Street West venue. It was then that he was introduced, via a mutual friend and architect, to Christopher Nelson, partner at Canada’s famous Lighting Nelson and Garrett. During his stay at LNG, Matthew expanded and honed his custom-fabrication skills, working on unique and timeless pieces for the Canadian House of Commons, the Ontario Supreme Court, Casa Loma, the Windsor Arms Hotel, and the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology among many other clients.
Over the years, Matthew continued to expand his knowledge and expertise by exploring various materials, fabrication techniques, and design principles. His influences stem from many sources, notably from the grandfather of the Op-Art movement Victor Vasarely, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architecture that focused on designing structures in harmony with humanity and its environment. This concept is one that aligns with his core design principle of using sustainable forestry products and environmentally friendly finishes, and of continually improving ways to minimize waste and environmental impact.
About Station 16 Gallery
Station 16 Gallery is a contemporary urban art gallery that features an international roster of artists who are influenced primarily by street art and graffiti. The gallery is constantly looking for ways to reinvent itself and to breathe life into the Montreal art scene, exhibiting works of art that challenge the traditional white cube gallery space.
Founded in 2008, Station 16 began as a creative silkscreen printshop working primarily in textile printing and soon began developing fine art prints, working with local Montreal artists. In 2013, Station 16 acquired its current gallery space and has been showcasing innovative artwork ever since.
Located on St-Laurent Boulevard in Montreal, Station 16 Gallery is the official gallery of the MURAL festival and is at the centre of a thriving street art scene. Station 16 Gallery welcomes visitors and our team loves to share their knowledge of the art world.