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‘Glass Elephant’ Stockholm Design Week installation by TAF Arkitekter
An unusual pairing will likely be one of the main attractions at the 2013 edition of Stockholm Design Week. An installation composed of fragile glass and heavy industrial robots entitled ‘Glass Elephant’, set in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities’ Skeppsholmen Caverns, will explore the properties of glass as material and muse combined with the advanced tactile technology of robots furnished by Sweden’s ABB.
‘And A And Be And Not’ paravent by Camilla Richter
Camilla Richter’s ‘And A And Be And Not’ is a foldable room divider composed of several coloured dichroic glass segments. Light sources and the position of the glass segments makes And A And Be And Not a “mood-of-the-light-machine” says Richter. “Light and shadow, reflection, transparency, distortion, revision and colours play in the object. This colourful impression is subtle to dynamic, always depending on time and motion.”
Posted by Walter Phillips on 14.01.2013 - Tagged as: BAU, imm cologne
Architonic Guides: imm cologne & BAU 2013
Two key shows for designers and architects open on Monday January 14; international furnishing show imm in Cologne, and the world’s leading building & construction show, BAU in Munich. For both, Architonic has created time-saving guides to help navigate the show floors.
download the 2013 imm cologne Architonic Guide here (PDF)
download the 2013 BAU Architonic Guide here (PDF)
‘Layered me’ mirror by mischer’traxler
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler, who form Studio mischer‘traxler were inspired by the idea that faces and personalities are not flat but multilayered.
For ‘Layered me’ mirror, several sheets of mirrors are introduced into one object. Due to the distance and scale of the single mirroring layers the reflections become disfigured and form an assemblage of various images.
‘Layered -me’ consists of four two-way mirrors and one sandblasted or coloured sheet of glass placed in an oak base. Since the two-way mirrors always let some light through, the reflections are lighter and seem to fade out, where less layers are on top of each other.
BIO 12, 1988
The Biennial of Design (known also by its Slovene acronym BIO) is one of the few major international design exhibitions that has a tradition of more than forty-eight years of presenting contemporary trends in international design. From the first biennial in 1964 to today, BIO has presented twenty-two exhibitions surveying the state of international design. The organiser of the biennial is Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).
Roger Tallon Cockle Armchair, polished aluminium and spazmolla, Foto © Jousse Enterprise
Matthias Jousse of Galerie Jousse Entreprise started collecting Tallon’s works in the 60ies which resulted in an extensive exhibition in 2005, which was prepared with the artist. This year, Galerie Jousse Entreprise shows part of their collection of Roger Tallon’s oeuvre on Design Miami/Basel 2012.
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 23.05.2012 - Tagged as: New York, Takeshi Miyakawa
One of Takeshi Miyakawa's 'I LOVE NY' light sculptures which were intended to promote NY Design Week 2012
Earlier last Saturday (19 May 2012), while trying to display his love for New York, the city which for the past 23 years has been his hometown, via a new light sculpture installation, the renowned Brooklyn-based designer and artist Takeshi Miyakawa was arrested for reportedly ‘planting false bombs.’ Inspired by the iconic I LOVE NY plastic shopping bags, the designer intended to install the light ‘around the city in trees and on lamp posts as part of NY Design Week 2012.’ Following his arrest, a judge has decided on Sunday to hold Miyakawa for a mental evaluation, extending his detainment for an additional 30 days.
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The CREA AWARDS from VIBIA, in cooperation with Architonic, is an ideas competition that invites the best and most creative minds to discover the potential of Vibia’s new modular lighting products through applying them to their own architecture or interior design projects. (more…)