The Skateroom Review: Skateboard Art with Impact
Words by Alice Florence Orr
Four Minute Read
More than an art statement, these skateboards are helping to change the world
From Andy Warhol to Keith Haring, The Skateroom is known for daring designs that include artwork by the world’s biggest contemporary artists. By combining fine art with philanthropy, they craft wall decorations that are proudly different. But what makes skateboard art special?
Founded by Charles-Antoine Bodson, a Belgian ex-gallerist and skateboard collector, The Skateroom make limited-edition artwork at a more approachable price point. Why? They want to introduce quality art to a wider audience in a fresh, new form. Skateboards, to be exact. Every piece of iconic skateboard art is painstakingly applied to a 7-Ply Canadian maple skateboard. By re-thinking how we use everyday objects, The Skateroom harmonise youth culture with brave art movements to empower young people through their charity contributions — since 2014, they have generated over $1,000,000 across over 30 social projects. And as a proudly certified B Corp, The Skateroom are committed to making a real impact.
Skateboard art is our favourite way of adding the energy and humour of the Pop Art movement to your space. Their contemporary pieces pair seamlessly with mid-century and Bauhaus-inspired pieces, such as the Cognac Leather Grasso Armchair by BD Barcelona Design. But the best part of skateboard art is its versatility: it looks right at home in a room filled with vintage pieces, just as it does in neutral, contemporary spaces. Look no further than our Modern Elegance edit for inspiration on how to harmonise cutting edge colours, textures and designs with classic pieces.
Decades after their time, Haring, Basquiat and Warhol are still hugely influential in the art world. They pushed the boundaries of their field, creating artworks that questioned our modern age while being pleasing — or provocative — to the eye. Their work makes a striking addition to any wall. And with The Skateroom, you can have a piece of art that is officially endorsed, too.
A piece of skateboard art makes the perfect luxury gift for the socially-conscious art lover. With over 10% of their revenue donated to social causes, it’s hard to resist The Stateroom’s bold, artistic vision.