Studio Violet is a design and artwork production studio that supports contemporary artists in achieving their vision through a constructive, collaborative process. This can take the form of creative or advisory services for constructing sculptures and installations of varying complexity or general guidance in realising an artwork. Our studio provides help for the entire trajectory of creative development, from the early stages of putting concepts and ideas down on paper to the technical design and planning process.
Beyond this initial process, Studio Violet supervises and assumes responsibility for the complete production and fabrication of the work, often followed by aftercare instructions and communication on maintaining it. Our team has substantial knowledge about different artistic practices, speaks the language of the production workshops and industries, and is able to manage intricate installations and sculptures in complex contexts, be they site-specific or for an exhibition.
On the artist’s side, we also monitor and advise on public art projects. In addition, we have a wealth of expertise in developing prototypes for long-term productions in collaboration with artists. And we are specialised in designing the scenography for artists’ solo exhibitions. With over 20 years of experience working with artists in material and production processes, spanning from handcraft methods to industrial manufacture, Studio Violet can serve as a trusted, reliable partner.
The creative force behind Studio Violet is Viola Eickmeier, a Berlin-based artwork planner and producer. She majored in product design and architecture at Chelsea College of Arts in London, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She has worked for numerous renowned artists and architects in Amsterdam and Sydney.
After working abroad for many years, she returned to Berlin and joined a team of artwork producers in 2005, supervising and realising sculptural productions and large installations for international institutions and galleries.
In 2013, Viola Eickmeier founded her own studio to focus on new formats in the face of changing artistic practices and collaborative contexts. She presents at conferences, teaches, and lectures at universities and was a fellow at Villa Massimo in Rome in 2018.