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Posts tagged as 'exhibition'

Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

The ‘CÉRAMIQUE I’ exhibition at Lausanne’s Kissthedesign gallery explores different forms, and appearance, of the material ceramic through design.

 

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Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs by AHEC and RCA

The American Hardwood Export Council has collaborated with product design students at the Royal College of Art in London to create a stunning exhibition of hardwood chairs at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the 2012 London Design Festival. The culmination of an eight month project that encompassed wood and chair making workshops, an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment and a rigorous design and making process. (more…)

‘Whiter than White’ exhibition by Materials Council; photo by Daf Photography

Yesterday saw the opening of the inaugural exhibition by Architonic’s new partner company, Materials Council, titled ‘Whiter than White‘. As described by Materials Council’s London-based founders Ian Hunter and Brad Turner, the show is: ‘an exploration of the pursuit of ‘whiteness’ in the built environment, showcasing a highly-curated selection of architectural materials and finishes.’ On view until Sunday (23 September) as part of the Super Brands London at the Old Truman Brewery, the visitors will get a chance to receive free advice or consultation on using materials in their projects. Make sure you don’t miss this inspiring and undoubtedly insightful show!

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Josef Albers and students in a group critique at the Bauhaus Dessau, 1928-29. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. © Phyllis Umbehr/Galerie Kicken Berlin/ DACS 2012 © Otto Umbehr (Umbo

‘Junge Menschen – kommt ans Bauhaus!’ read a 1929 promotional brochure written by the Swiss architect and second director of the Bauhaus school Hannes Meyer. Now, more than eighty years later, the same slogan has been inscribed above the entrance to London’s Barbican Art Gallery where a new, extensive exhibition surveying the world’s most famous modern art and design school has opened earlier this month. Set among customarily black, red and white walls, the Bauhaus: Art as Life is an impressive showcase (the biggest show dedicated to the 1919-founded school and its masters to be held in the UK for more than four decades) of more than 400 works spanning across the mediums of architecture, product design, furniture, painting, textiles, photography, film and theatre. (more…)

'The Hardwearing' by Henrik Tjærby, curated by Søren Rose; photo by Angela Moore

On the occasion of Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the renowned, family-run textile brand Kvadrat has invited a number of internationally acclaimed designers who, under the guidance of seven curators, were commissioned to reinterpret one of Kvadrat’s most iconic upholstery fabrics, Hallingdal 65, in a modern concept. Among the 32 designers from across Europe, USA and Asia were some of today’s best and brightest talents in product and industrial design such as New Yorker Stephen Burks, Vienna-based Studio mischer’traxler or the Parisian designer Ionna Vautrin, to name just a few while Tord Boontje, Ilse Crawford, Søren Rose, Hans Maier-Aichen, Constance Rubini, Andre Fu and Jeffrey Bernett were appointed as curators. ‘Hallingdal 65′ exhibition was on view between 17 - 22 April on Milan’s Via Luca Beltrami and will now be presented during the ICFF fair in New York (18 – 22 May) in Jil Sander Showroom, 30 Howard Street. (more…)

Luthold House, Allen Gelbin Architect, 1966, New Canaan, CT; photo © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward CellaArt+Architecture

This coming Thursday (5 April) sees an opening of exhibition dedicated to an extensive body of work the acclaimed, Arizona-born photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. Titled ‘Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life‘, the retrospective ‘will highlight the diversity of Guerrero’s subjects taken over seven decades, which included the architecture of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen, and ranged from portraits of architects to commercial work for House & Garden, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and Architectural Record.’ (more…)

'Chairs without Legs' guest exhibition at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin; photo by Rainer Viertlböck

Originally developed in tubular steel by a Dutch architect and furniture designer Mart Stam in the 1920s, soon after its invention cantilever chair has found itself the centre of attention, inspiration and reinterpretation among some of the most prominent Bauhaus figures such as Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Later, in 1960s, Verner Panton has popularised the form by creating the now-iconic, curvilinear ‘Panton’ chair which, at the time, was the first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic. Since then, the ‘chair without legs’ has been revisited and refashioned innumerable amount of times by designers from across the globe. Now, to celebrate the history and undeniable adaptability of cantilever chair, Munich’s International Design Museum has organised a special guest exhibition which opened earlier last week (21 March) at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin. (more…)

Sol LeWitt, Buried Cube Containing an Object of Importance but Little Value, 1968 - Visser collection – Photos Gert Jan van Rooij

An exhibition dedicated to the late Dutch furniture designer Martin Visser has recently opened at Maastricht’s Bonnefanten museum. Titled Martin Visser – collector, designer, free spirit, the show focuses on Visser’s significance for visual art, design and architecture in the Netherlands. On view until 17 June 2012, the exhibition showcases over a hundred paintings, sculptures, photographs and various works on paper from Visser’s extensive art collection, number of works in situ originally developed for Visser’s Bergeijk home in 60s and 70s, as well as eight furniture designs created by Visser such as the iconic 1958 sofa bed BR 02. (more…)

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