Lionel Jadot Belgian , b. 1969

Overview

Born and based in Brussels, Lionel Jadot (°1969) is an interior architect, artist, designer, filmmaker, adventurer. But preferably all at the same time. It makes all the fire. “I don't throw anything, I pick up. I don't have a green thumb, I try cuttings, unnatural marriages. I never forget a line.” Jadot invites you into subtle, quirky worlds bordering on reality. His material is dilated time. The traveler spirit seeks a protective balance in a hostile world. This is his permanent questioning: what becomes of the place where we live? For Jadot, everything is an object, everything is history. He draws on other places, other times, and seeks what binds them. He sews, seams, re-sews, combines materials, combines eras. He embeds wood in metal, mineral in vegetal, old in new. “I take care of the connection between two materials”. At home, there is play, as in a piece of machinery. From one reign to another, it causes organic, viral, energy-generating growths. Linking past and future, he never forgets a line. “I accumulate them.” Are we in 1930 or in 2030? Both, no doubt. The eye goes hand in hand with the ear. “When I walk into a place, I listen to the good (or bad) it does to me. Ineffable feeling.” He recreates buildings and mutant objects. He flirts with retro-futurism. He finds echoes of gothic comics, Moebius, Jodorowski, Bilal, sets of the Hermetic Garage and Blade Runner, protective balance in a hostile world. “I fix everything. I collect pieces of wood. A trunk wrapped in copper matrix becomes a bench”. He diverts lamps from a musician's desk, which have become a brass tree, and an orchestra lights you up..

Works
Exhibitions
Art Fairs
Press
CV

2022 

COLLECTIBLE Fair - Presented by Everyday Gallery, Brussels, BE

 

2021

Potluck - Group Exhibition, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, BE

Design Miami/ Basel, Solo Presentation, Everyday Gallery, Antwerp, BE

 

2020

ENTRHONE DETHRONE 01 - Solo Exhibition, Everyday Gallery,

Antwerp, BE

ENTHRONE DETHRONE 02 - Solo Exhibition, Everyday Gallery,

Antwerp, BE

 

2019

Wolf - sharing food market

Popular - restaurant in the JAM Hotel, Brussels, BE

Café Flora - Brussels Since, represented by Todd Merrill Studio NY

 

2018 – 2020

Aegidium - Brussels (work in progress), BE

 

2018

Together! - The New Architecture of the Collective, an exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum at CID, Grand-Hornu 

Between Art and Design / Belgian Scene exhibition - Kanal Centre Pompidou Brussels

Zaventem Ateliers - 6000M2 of creation and manufacture

Chai - Château Castigno, France 

Siversquare - Triomphe, Brussels 

Le Pesage - restaurant in Droh!me. 

Rural - Marc Veyrat new restaurant in Paris 

Mixed Grill - Milano Salone (Solo show)

Two Venues Design Award for Hotel Jam

 

2017

Chief Design Officer at ‘Cohabs’, sustainable and community-driven

shared homes

Publication of the book ‘Mixed Grill’ Edition Lannoo

 

2016

Mixed Grill - CID Grand-Hornu (Solo show)  

Two Trade Design Awards For Glacier Gaston 

A Trade Design Awards for Hotel Jam

 

2010

Publication of ‘Lionel Jadot Autobiography’ a monography from Beta-plus sinds 2000 till now SPRL Lionel Jadot Foundation; Architecture and Interior Decorating and Stage Designing Agency for complete projects. Over 200 projects carried out to date for private and professional clients

 

1995

Creation of the ‘Sécotine’ multicultural Art Gallery. Organized several exhibitions

 

1989 – 2000

Furniture Designing, Interior Decorator and Production Manager of a workshop with 30 employees, within the Vanhamme Company

 

Education

 

Self-taught film producer

Self-taught Interior Decorator and Architect; Royal Fine Arts Academy

Art History, High School Athénée Robert Catteau