Designer Amaury Gallon was sponsored by the Dutch Flower Council to create unique bubble gardens that offer passersby a bit of respite from their concrete environments. The designer created four bubble sanctuaries, each with a different environmental inspiration. One of the gardens hosts a jungle, while the other features hundreds of orchids woven into metal structure that wraps around the igloo-shaped structures. Serving as walk-in greenhouses, the structures were part of an exhibition called the “Ma Bulle, Ma Plante, & Moi.”
Cube Light, which will be shown at MISA SHIN GALLERY, is the largest volume made in the chandelier series, and the first that has been in the shape of a cube. It is one of several of Ai’s works that have been reminiscent of the minimalist art made by the likes of Sol LeWitt and Donald Judd. Ai settled on the plan to make Cube Light almost immediately after seeing the space and floor plan of MISA SHIN GALLERY. Ai described the space as “a room for one light” as the size of the space fit perfectly with the volume of the cube light. We hope very much you will come and appreciate the delicate light emitting from the artwork as it illuminates a gallery that retains reminders of its previous life as a factory.
Dezeen and Design Association are teaming up again this year to give Ten designers and artists a free exhibition space in Container Ground during Tokyo Designers Week in 2010.
Hope Tree is an installation piece by 24° Studio that was exhibited at Tokyo Designers Week 2010. 24° Studio, was one of the winners of Environmental Container Design; Art Competition.
Hope Tree installation was envisioned as a spatial condition that attended to question our surrounding as we know it and hoping to generate a discussion and understanding amongst the visitors about the place of our everyday life, our environment. Lately, we are bombarded with products that try to deal with the consequences of environmental damages throughout the world, but occasionally we overlook the roots of these occurring problems by not fully understanding our environment. Read More…
From March 25-30, 2011, the American Folk Art Museum will dramatically transform the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of more than 650 red and white American quilts, all of which are on loan from one private New York City collection. Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts will be the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city.
Clemence Joly focused her final degree project on the study of French meat, crocheting wool selected pieces of meat and sausages the most iconic, such as pig’s head, steak, roasts, sausage. Her project is called “The Wool Butchery” and you can view a gallery of eighteen images at the link.
Commissioned by Corona’s Save the Beach campaign for World Environment Day, this pop-up rubbish hotel in Rome was created by German artist HA Schult to highlight the importance of preserving Europe’s beaches. And it’s built almost entirely from rubbish collected from the sands of our wonderful continent.
The Save the Beach campaign is inviting people across Europe to report and nominate endangered beaches throughout the summer, by visiting www.coronasavethebeach.org. The winning beach will be recovered and cleaned later this year by brewing company Corona. Last year, website users chose the Italian beach in Capocotta as the recipient of the Save the Beach clean up.
Recent recipient of an AJAP prize – a French distinction by the Cultural Ministry to promote young architects – Stephane Malka’s ambitious designs will be exhibited in La Cité de L’Architecture et du Patrimoine until September 5th. Malka has completed this design in an effort to unite the forsaken, the marginalised, refugees, demonstrators, dissenters, hippies, utopians, and the stateless of all kinds. He describes this conceptual design as ‘a colonisation of neglected public spaces by the participation of a non-specialised labour collective that elaborates on prefabricated and hijacked construction systems arguing ‘my methodology seeks to promote public participation as an act of resistance against urban restrictions.
The exhibition Dreamlands considers for the first time the question of how World’s Fairs, international exhibitions, theme parks and kindred institutions have influenced ideas about the city and the way it is used. Duplicating and reduplicating reality through the creation of replicas, embracing an aesthetic of accumulation and collage that is often close to kitsch, these self-enclosed parallel worlds have frequently afforded inspiration to the artistic, architectural and urbanistic practices of the twentieth century, and may even be said to have served as models for certain contemporary constructions.
This multidisciplinary exhibition brings together more than 300 works :modern and contemporary art, architecture, films and documents drawn from numerous public and private collections.
House of Stone is John Pawson’s installation exhibited at the Interni Think Tank Exhibition in Milan. The British architect joined with Salvatori and lighting specialists KKDC to achieve a simple house shaped architectural structure made from recycled stone: 99% is stone scrap and 1% natural resin being bond agent.
British artist Benjamin Shine created the Taxi Elephant, inspired by glossy black cabs. Chrome detailed, the structures has headlamps as eyes and shows a yellow taxi sign on his head, that illuminates at various times, day and night, powered by a solar-panel.
Dutch designers of the Edhv team show a series of pictures achieved by tracking the path of tiny insects.
An experimental technology tracking software allows the mapping of the movement patterns of different species of insect. A new medium of artwork coming from life.
A cloth made from tables. Here is the design of American Ball Nogues Studio. The installation, hanging in the courtyard of Schoenberg Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, gathers 268 tables. Linked together, they form a fabric.
Jeremy Ehly has put together an exhibition in Chicago called reamscapes. Six carefully selected teams of up-and-coming designers from the Chicago area working in the field of architecture have been invited to take a standard ream of recycled copy paper and render the banality of 500 sheets of paper into a thought provoking and arresting temporary installation. Participants include Brandon Horn, Team Fold 500, Jeremy Ehly, Pei-San Ng, Thomas Kelley and w| c studio.
What will become of paper? With the advent of the iPad the proverbial death knell has been rung, many hailing the iPad as the final nail in the coffin for printed media. To hail the coming of the end and to tribute the official launching of the iPad, March will be the month when paper makes its triumphant last stand in the heart of the Chicago Arts District taking up a month long residence in the showPODs.
This exhibition at Museum in Glasgow, Scotland by Scottish artist Sophie Cave shows over fifty of the disembodied human faces and they depict a whole gamut of emotions too. Fifty heads in total make up the bizarre installation piece.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson presents his work called ‘Your Chance Encounter’ in a large solo exhibition held at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.
The void… a scientific concept brought into fiction through art. “Contemplating the Void” is an amazing exhibition gathering 200 creative projects from both emerging and world-renowned artists, in celebration of 50 years of the NY Guggenheim museum. Ways how the central void of the building was filled without restrictions to realism and practicality are explored with the original works of Anish Kapoor, designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, and architects such as Álvaro Siza Vieira Arquitecto and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group).
At the exhibition of Tokujin Yoshioka, which opens from May 1st, he will present his dream project “Rainbow Church”, a large scale straw installation for the first time in Aisa, and many more.
The idea of this architecture project “Rainbow Church” dates back to when Tokujin wan in early 20s.
Tokujin visited the Chapelle du Rosaire located in Venice. He was impressed to see the world of Matisse being expressed by the sunlight of the Provence.
Since then, he had been dreaming of designing an architecture were people can feel the light with all senses.
Approximately 8-meter-high stained glass made with 500 crystal prisms will be filling the space with rainbow colours as the light shines on it.