Today is the launch of the latest Amsterdam-based project of Dutch entrepreneur Casper Reinders named Libertine Gallery. The store and gallery is promising to be a large cabinet of curiosities, filled with neon art, Art Deco, stuffed birds and a robot. Libertine Gallery, which will open its doors at the Prinsengracht 715 for the public officially tomorrow, is the result of a collaboration between the passionate art dealer Fredien Morel from Antwerp (sometimes referred to as master of curiousa), interior fanatic Danielle Pakes, Mark Chalmers and Casper Reinders. The new interior design shop and art gallery stood on the wish list of Reinders for quite a while and with this set of collaborators it finally materialised.
Danielle Pakes on the curation of the store:
At Libertine one finds a broad spectrum of objects. They are all treasures, found in all kinds of places. From a robot, to Art Deco furniture, a vintage couch, a little cart from a fair, but also stuffed animals. It will be a very diverse collection of beautiful objects.
And with this free form of curation placed in the context of the store it clearly evokes the sentiment of libertinism which the store was named after.
The new store and gallery is quite a departure from the usual endeavors of Reinders who made a name for himself in Amsterdam through different catering concepts. From restaurants like Lion Noir, Rose’s Cantina and nightclub Jimmy Woo and restaurant Chow. Reinders recently announced that in April his tenth concept in Amsterdam will open; a brasserie with French cuisine at the Leidseplein named Nacional.
For more information on Libertine Gallery visit here.