Kiki van Eijk has been invited, together with Joost van Bleiswijk, to exhibit an overview of their works for the re-opening of Het Noordbrabants Museum in
‘s-Hertogenbosch. The exhibition, designed by Kiki and Joost themselves, will show their individual artistic evolution as well as their joined evolution: Co-evolution.
The exhibition consists of 80 masterpieces from the first ten years of the careers of the designer duo. In the form of a timeline Kiki’s work will be on display, starting with her first design the “Kiki carpet”, which signifies the beginning of her international career, up to her miniature decors for La Montre Hermès from 2013.
The Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York will promote Insidenorway at the ICFF (May 18-21) in Booth 922. One of the most exciting features is the return of a special prototype exhibit featuring the work of 21 emerging designers. Curated by Paul Makovsky, who traveled around the country to make the final selection, The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway will present prototypes of home furnishings that reflect the vibrant design scene in Oslo and beyond. One of the prototypes from last year – blankets designed by Snøhetta – is now being produced by Røros Tweed and will officially launch at the show this year. After the ICFF, the exhibit will travel to LA for Dwell on Design.
The exhibition project hosted at Triennale design museum in Milan this year and designed by Riccardo Giovanetti, relies on the basic idea of providing visitors with a different and innovative way of displaying projects within the context of the show.
Exhibitions presenting a set of drawings or graphical works are usually organized into a set of images displayed on the internal surface of the exposition area, so that the visitor can watch standing in front of it. Otherwise, in this case the idea is that of overturning the traditional relationship between the visitor and the showcased image: the latter in fact is no more hung to a wall, but is placed on the ground.
London Riots and Fast Food Referenced in Exhibition of Seven Deadly Sins by Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries
David Gill Galleries announces new show of sculptures by Barnaby Barford entitled Seven Deadly Sins in February 2013. Known for his controversial re-modelling of traditional ceramic figurines, British artist, Barnaby Barford, has moved onto a new form of ceramic subversion with his latest project, The Seven Deadly Sins, which will be on show at David Gill Gallery in London from 27 February – 12 April 2013.
Each of the seven ‘sins’ takes the form of a mirror. Human in scale, there is nothing modest about these works which have been created to reflect the viewer in full length, challenging perception in terms of form and message.
The initial response is to marvel at their beauty and delight at the intricate detail which has gone into the construction of each piece. Each sculptural wall piece conveys Barford’s interpretation of sin: Pride, Avarice, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Sloth and Wrath.
However, when seen close up, the visual message can be shocking. Each mirror features clusters of filigree flowers and foliage made of porcelain or ceramic, some bearing the patina of images loaded with emotional, sometimes distasteful, messages. For example, Gluttony carries images of fast food and takeaway menus, Envy uses photographs of the London riots in the summer of 2011 and Lust shows clusters of flowers bearing the faces of porn stars. Read More…
Rain room installation realized by Random International take place at the Barbican in london. The installations covers 100 square metres and lets people control the weather. When the 2,500 litres of water are falling at 1,000 litres per minute, sensors captures your movement and protects you from getting wet while you walking into walking in the rain.
The installationin is running at the Barbican in London from 4 October until 3 March 2013.
The world is rapidly changing. New, developing countries are coming into the limelight of industrial production, bringing along with them a new way of conceiving design jointly with likewise unusual organisational models. In emerging countries a new entrepreneurial orientation is slowly but steadily arising, directing the trend of industrial production towards the idea of innovative and actually recognisable products.
FiloSofia is an exposition that stages exactly this kind of continuous evolution under way, telling the genesis of the projects being born within Russian Sofia, one of Europe’s leading firms in doors and sliding systems manufacturing.
With FiloSofia exhibition, La Triennale di Milano and Material ConneXion, provide, for the first time in their history, with an in-depth analysis of the reality of a company originating from a world far from the settled western design establishment, that represents the paradigm of an ever-changing situation in which new Nations and cultures have been facing the scenario of contemporary design as protagonists. Read More…
Paul Nicklen (Canada)/2012 Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The winners of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 have been announced. In total 48,000 images were submitted from 98 different countries to a panel of judges, who then had the strenuous task of whittling these down to a final 100 for the exhibition. The coveted title of Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year was awarded to Paul Nicklen from Canada for his image of emperor penguins on a frozen area of the Ross Sea, Antarctica. An exhibition of winning photos is running at the Natural History Museum in London featuring 100 images.
Jasper Doest / Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Read More…
My Exhibition is back with a new autumn event “Green Home Design, living the present” an exhibition on architecture, sustainable building and energy efficiency organized by My Exhibition in collaboration with MADE expo and patronized by the Green Building Council.
Within its surface area of 1600 sq m, Green home design offered hospitality to three houses, one playschool, a congress hall and a lounge area with Bio bar, all of which were proper prefabricated 1:1 scale structures. The designers of the project, Aldo Cibic, Marco Piva and Massimiliano Mandarini presented their own interpretation of contemporary architecture with projects that combine aesthetic research, functionality and energy-efficient solutions.
For Green Home Design the Cibicworkshop has designed an installation in scale which consists of two houses built with two innovative solutions: the technology of hemp and a dry system with metal frame.The house in hemp is a way of building contemporary with natural materials. Although
today has almost disappeared in Italy, hemp was an essential element of the Italian agricultural production history. Building today with this material means build new economies of the region with the latest environmental and energy performance requirements.The house will be built with the dry system with metal frame, however, is an innovative technical that combines high performance building and energy with a radical reduction
of construction time. This structural system enables the use of traditional materials in new ways resulting in a completely recyclable, anti-seismic and solid construction time very low and controllable.
The real need of this “Green-oriented” approach is to develop new ways of conceiving the residential structures and service to meet the needs of different lifestyles that are becoming increasingly complex and varied and, at the same time, to make the best use of natural resources by implementing measures to reduce energy consumption needed the realization of the structure and its subsequent operation over time and, ultimately
reducing all forms of pollution that might arise.Hence the concept of the exhibition “Space for Life” project by Marco Piva for “Green Home Design” Made in 2012. Read More…
Ventura Interieur is a cutting edge exhibition platform with individual designers, design collectives, design councils, academies and universities as well as new brands on multiple locations within the Biennale INTERIEUR 2012. Ventura Interieur will host around 70 different creator in the historical and cultural heart of the city Kortrijk, Belgium. On pictures below, some photos of some exciting projects.
xFrom the 28th of September to the 6th of October 2012 Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center, will be part of the 2012 Beijing Design Week with the projects MOBILE MUSEUM and COLORS Notebook, which will be staged at the 01100001 Art Gallery in CaoChangdi Village, an area of Beijing where a group of self-motivated, established contemporary galleries, artists’ studios, and independent creative and educational ventures in the arts are based.
The MOBILE MUSEUM is a travelling museum, with contents contributed by people from all over the world. We welcome contributions from different backgrounds. Whether you are an artist, designer, illustrator, photographer or other practitioner, we want to hear from you.
Unlike a conventional Museum the collection is always changing, evolving depending on its location, with the location itself dictating the theme.
The first Mobile Museum exhibition took place during the Milan Furniture Fair 2011, under the curratorial Theme of “Family”. The second MM exhibition was staged at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Friday Late Summer Camp programme. Most recently it was hosted in Brussels as part of Design September 2011.
RedBall Project, is a traveling public art project that has taken place in Abu Dhabi, Taipei, Perth, England, Barcelona, St. Louis, Korea, Portland, Sydney, Arizona, Chicago,Toronto, and London. Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it.
Young designer American Brad Ascalon has designed ‘The Dream,’ an installation presented at the New York Design Week 2012. A reflection on codes and symbols of American life, between success and life in the suburbs. The house, although his property bounded by pristine white picket fences, a dream for most Americans. Brad Ascalon here decides to literally bend the fence, until completely reversed, reinforced by the high contrast black / white. This installation was part of the Gallery R’ Pure exhibit that had ten renowned US artists reexamine symbols that are part of the American mythos.
This year, Tokyo-based design firm nendo has celebrated its tenth anniversary by doing what nendo does best : quietly but surely going about their work. This may not sound like a way to mark a successful decade, but the fruits of nendoís labour were anything but ordinary. It is this combination of thoughtfulness and caprice, hidden within minimalism of form and an unusual attention to process and detail, that make nendo what they are, and that characterizes the new work shownat Carpenters Workshop Gallery.
We are pleased to share images of the new edition of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec‘s exhibition album that is currently presented at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery in Weil am Rhein. For the first time, album features formal studies, freehand drawings and sketches that are originals.
The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now. Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, serving as a giant white canvas.
The white room is gradually obliterated over the course of the exhibition, the space changing measurably with the passage of time as the dots accumulate as a result of thousands and thousands of collaborators.
The installation will be part of “Ai Weiwei, Absent,” a collection of 21 works presented by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum. The exhibition contains 21 works from the dissident Chinese artist including photographs, sculptures, and installations.The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 29, 2011 to January 29, 2012 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and features 21sets of Ai’s works.
The Festival of Lights is one of the largest illumination festivals in the world. Every year for twelve days in October, Berlin’s world-famous landmarks and monuments are dressed in spectacular light. German and international artists and lighting designers present extraordinary illuminations, light art and creative designs.
The festival is accompanied by numerous cultural events, all exploring the theme “Light”. The festival is an admission-free, top artistic event for an audience of millions. It generates massive media interest worldwide, and as a result, promises real
Festival of Light
Argentina-born artist Tomas Saraceno’s installations shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture. His works are utopian and invite the viewer to play a part in their impact on a particular space, as they reach up to the sky and down to the ground. The artist creates gardens that hang in the air and allow visitors to float in space, fulfilling a dream shared by all humankind. Saraceno draws inspiration from soap bubbles and the incredible strength and flexibility of spider webs.