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Atelier E.B.

Atelier E.B. is the company name under which the artist Lucy McKenzie and the designer Beca Lipscombe sign their collaborative projects. The group was formed in 2007 by Lipscombe and the illustrator Bernie Reid, who are based in Edinburgh, and McKenzie, who is originally from Glasgow and lives in Brussels. The intention from the beginning has been to explore the commercial realities of production and distribution, and, by extension, to incorporate the expertise and pragmatism of the applied arts to fine art. Underpinning their ethos is a desire to form new associations, where both research-led and self-generated material combine to create a vision which is both personal and critical of contemporary mores. Of utmost importance is their desire to work with the best in local industry and independent producers and thinkers.

Works to date include commissioned display and interiors for public and private spaces, fashion, textiles, furniture, events and publishing. In Glasgow, Atelier E.B. presented The Inventors of Tradition (2011), an exhibition, catalogue and fashion collection that examined the legacy of Scotland’s textile industry. This and subsequent collection Ost End Girls (2013) was sold directly to the public through a series of showrooms and is now worn all over the world. The Inventors of Tradition II, their next project will be presented in spring 2015. It will encompass retail, performance and installation. Their new fashion collection will be released simultaneously. Atelier E.B. continue to work closely with the independent curatorial practice Panel (Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan), and graphic designers HIT Studio.

The Inventors of Tradition II fashion collection and exhibition with Panel, The Palace of Art, Glasgow (cat), Galerie Micheline Szwacjer, Brussels

Scotland Can Make It!, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
A Machinery For The Living curated by Walead Beshty, Petzel Gallery, New York

Hello goodbye thank you, again, and again, and again,
Group show at Castillo / Corrales curated by Anthony Huberman 
Ost End Girls, collection showrooms / temporary shops, Magazijn, Amsterdam, World Lantern, Brussels, Cabinet, London, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli, The Artist’s Institute, New York

Critical Alliances, group exhibition, HDLU, Zagreb
Work in Progress, Paris, solo exhibition, Au 8 Rue Saint-Bon, Paris
Scotland Can Make It!, in collaboration with Marc Camille Chaimowicz, exhibition curated by Panel, People’s Palace, Glasgow (cat)
Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow since World War II, group exhibition, Mackintosh Museum, GSA, Glasgow (cat)
Te Kust en Te Keur, group exhibition, Mu-ZEE, Oostende

The Inventors of Tradition exhibition with Panel, Glasgow (cat)
The Inventors of Tradition, collection showrooms, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, GSA, Glasgow, TWAAS, New York, Cabinet, London, Etablissement d’en Face Brussels, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin (cat)
Town Gown Conflict, group exhibition, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (cat)
Cologne Kunstverein Annual Editions Exhibition, Cologne (cat)

Limited edition screenprint for Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft, Zürich

Atelier solo exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
...In the Cherished Company of Others..., group exhibition curated by Marc Camille
Chaimowicz, Mu-Zee, Oostende
Projects 88, Lucy McKenzie & Atelier E.B. solo exhibition, MoMA, New York

Atelier, showroom / interior design, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
The Flying Duck, interior design, Flying Duck Club, Glasgow


Atelier E.B.
Left to right: artist Lucy McKenzie and designer Beca Lipscombe



The Inventors of Tradition II, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels 2015


Quodlibet XXXV, Lucy McKenzie, Oil on Canvas, 2014
Courtesy British Council Collection



The Inventors of Tradition II, poster design, HIT, 2015

Brennan, blanket design, in collaboration with Alex Begg and Co. Part of The Inventors of Tradition II collection, 2015



The Inventors of Tradition II, The Palace of Art, Glasgow 2015



The Inventors of Tradition II, The Palace of Art, Glasgow 2015



Look 5#, Charles Jourdan L’Insolent eau de parfum top, Chanel 108 Determinee lipstick bottom
Photography Eileen Quinlan and Jack Miskell, Styling by Beca Lipscombe and Nate Heiges
Photographic Digital C-Print 2015, Courtesy of Eileen Quinlan

Haute Sunderland, Photography by Kim O’Neill (underlay photograph), Composition by Kim O’Neill,
Styling by Beca Lipscombe, 2015, Courtesy of The National Museums of Scotland and Shelley Klein


Scotland Can Make It! Evening Swim with Atelier, Gourock, 2014


A Machinery For The Living curated by Walead Beshty, Petzel Gallery, New York


A Machinery For The Living curated by Walead Beshty, Petzel Gallery, New York

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How D'You Know Me




Scotland Can Make It! Glasgow, 2014
Cashmere/lambswool woven travel blankets by Atelier E.B and Marc Camille Chaimowicz
137cm by 183cm
Produced in collaboration with Begg Scotland


Atelier E.B. are proud to sponsor Leith Athletic Ladies Club


Beach side boutique as part of ‘Volcano Extravaganza: Evil Under the Sun’ on Stromboli, Volcano Extravaganza 2013


© 2013 - Mural by Alison Yip


Ost End Girls showroom, Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Ost End Girls showroom, Cabinet II, London

Ost End Girls showroom, World Lantern, Bruxelles


Atelier (Edinburgh-Bruxelles), Work in Progress, Paris
Installation view
Le 8, Rue Saint Bon and Westreich Wagner, Paris 2012


Atelier (Edinburgh-Bruxelles), Work in Progress, Paris
Installation view
Le 8, Rue Saint Bon and Westreich Wagner, Paris 2012

Link to the edition for sale through the Cologne Kunstverein:
Cologne Kunstverein

Link to the catalogue through Amazon:
Town Gown Conflict

For links to the publication produced by Panel and published by Koenig books:
Buchhandlung Walther König

Poster on the right is available to buy for £25 + p&p::