Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) operates internationally in the field of design, architecture and contemporary art. It was founded in 1995 by Joep Van Lieshout (born in 1963 in the Netherlands), but it is a creative space where a number of artists work together.
The style of the atelier is described as practical, uncomplicated and the scope of its work ranges from sculpture to complete architectural refurbishment solutions. It often uses large polyester constructions in bright colours which are proclaimed to be the signature design solution for the atelier. Recently the designers do not focus so much on ready-to-go solutions but rather on unique works of art, characterising an independent and self-fulfilling lifestyle. The design and architecture studio is also involved in the production of many independent art projects.