The Laboratorio Oste is the former workshop in Naples of local sculptor Annibale Oste. The workshop has been transformed into an art gallery where works by the artist himself are on display.
Laboratorio Oste Naples
The address of the Laboratorio Oste is: Via dei Cristallini, 138 – 80137 Naples (Tel. +39 081444445). Metro: Cavour; Bus: C51, C52. There is not always someone present in the workshop, so you might want to call ahead. Closed: Saturday and Sunday.
History and description
Oste (1942-2010) was one of Naples’ best-known sculptors and designers. His works were characterized by great imagination and playfulness and included sculptures as well as pieces of furniture, vases, etc. The works date from the first decade of the 21st century.
The gallery is run by his children Mariasole and Vincenzo. Both are artists themselves, so original jewelry made by Vincenzo can be viewed (and purchased).
In the past, the courtyard of the studio was used as a theater. The workshop itself doubled as a dressing room for the actors.