REM ATELIER is a collaborative art and design project by visual artist Remty Elenga and designer Remco van Halderen. Together they create objects and situations in which functionality and the perception towards an object are explored, using decor as a tool and moving back and forth between reality and fiction.
In 2013 they started their collaboration after first sharing a studio space in the Northeast of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This workspace directly was named REM atelier, after the first three shared letters of their names. Here their practice naturally started melting together, sharing same interests, exploring new idea’s and materials and experimenting with their so called studio transformations; big scale interactive installations in which they explore the spatial boundaries within their studio.
Optic illusions and playful arrangements set the tone to their work, often referring to existing objects and constructions from everyday life.