Skateroom’s artful boards also make for great holiday deck-orations.
A Brussels-based “social enterprise” THE SKATEROOM that partners with artists and estates to offer custom boards bearing their work.
Charles-Antoine Bodson founded THE SKATEROOM in 2014. Prior to that, he operated his own gallery in Brussels, where he showed such artists as photographer Rafael Herman and sculptor Benjamin Sabatier. Ultimately, however, he felt unsatisfied. Then he met Oliver Percovich, the founder of a skating and education program in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa called Skateistan. That changed everything.
Over the past six years, the company has raised more than $800,000 for projects around the globe, including New York City’s AIDS memorial; Judy Chicago’s feminist art organization Through the Flower; and Escola Vidigal, a Vik Muniz-founded school for art and technology in Rio de Janeiro…
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