Sculptor Gaila Pander grew up in a family of artists, turning creative expression into her second nature. In 1996 she started her own atelier in Pijnacker. She founded a second workshop in 2005 in the Provence, an amazing place for stone, where she stays for several months per year. When Erik and Defne started working on L.O.F.T. right across Gaila’s house, contact between them was made fast. The old shed on the north side of L.O.F.T. appeared to be a perfect place to work with stone. Soon it became Gaila’s new workplace! The first sculpture that was created here was Pomona (the Roman goddess of fruits), in honour of the opening of L.O.F.T. This statue has found a home next to the southern entrance, where you enter via the terrace of Café Loft. Gaila’s creates sculptures that are both figurative as abstract and organically shaped; she also makes tokens. When the weather allows it, you can find Gaila at work next to the pond, where she also organises sculpturing workshops from time to time.