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Tue 19.7.

‘Thai Materials’ by Material ConneXion

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.07.2011 - Tagged as: ,

'Thai Materials' exhibition by Material ConneXion

Today sees the opening of ‘Thai Materials’, an extensive exhibition organised by the Material ConneXion Bangkok and the Thailand Creative & Design Center, which celebrates the creativity, diversity and ingenuity of materials made in Thailand.



Earlier last month (18.05 – 11.06) the internationally-acclaimed Swiss designer Robert Wettstein has presented ‘Möbliert’, the first solo exhibition of his designs to be held in his hometown of Zürich.


For those of you who didn’t make it to the show, which was on view at the Galerie am Hirschengraben, Architonic brings you the photographs from this surprising and undeniably inspiring exhibition which explored the idea of a ready-furnished room.


to Architonic’s ‘Möbliert’ photo gallery


to Robert Wettstein’s website

Prouvé RAW. Jean Prouvé by G-Star RAW for Vitra

Prouvé RAW, a collaborative project between the Swiss furniture-manufacturing heavyweight Vitra and the international denim brand G-star exploring classic and lesser-known designs by the renowned French furniture designer Jean Prouvé is currently on show at the Zaha Hadid-designed

Hadid Firestation at Vitra’s Weil am Rhein campus.


‘Industrious|Artefacts, the evolution of crafts’ exhibition at the Zuiderzee Museum; photo by Rufus de Vries

Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey, the architects behind the Dutch practice Studio Makkink & Bey have curated the ‘Industrious|Artefacts, the evolution of crafts’ exhibition which opened last Friday (27 May) at the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen. The show, which will remain on view until 12 February 2012, explores the development of industrial processes and features works by a number of local and international artists and designers as well as projects by the students from the Applied Arts Department of the Amsterdam’s Sandberg Instituut. (more…)

‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’, Gallery View – Title Gallery; photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

His talent and ability to capture and redefine beauty has moved thousands while his biannual fashion spectacles repeatedly left his audience wondering if, just like in the verses of the Romantic poet Edgar Alan Poe whom McQueen frequently referenced: ‘Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?’ So when the tragic news about his death broke in February 2010, just weeks before the eagerly awaited Autumn/Winter défilé, hordes of fans of his indisputable creative genius were left harrowed and shocked and tributes came pouring from both inside and outside of the fashion world. (more…)

'Light Tray' by Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken

The gallery Spazio Rossana Orlandi has always been one of my favourite destinations during the Milan Design Week. The selection of mostly limited editions of well-known designers but also undiscovered newcomers displayed in the beautiful old milanese villa has alwas been a highlight. This year, amongst others, the Norwegian designers Andreas Engesvik and Daniel Rybakken will present the result of their newest collaboration. ‘Light Tray’ – compound of a powder coated aluminium tray, hand blown, coloured glass domes and fixed light sources – allows us to compose light using diffusers in various combinations and colours.


'Hippo' pendant light by A + A Cooren for Vertigo Bird

The Paris based design studio A+A Cooren will present this new series of lamps developed together with the Slovenian manufacturer Vertigo Bird at the ‘Nouvelle Vague – the new French domestic landscape’ exhibition during this year’s Milan Design Week at Centre Culturel Français, Palazzo delle Stelline, corso Magenta 63.

One special detail of the lamp is the fixure: the lamps are attached on a magnetic spindle. The rounded glass volume with the reflective metal calyx stays stable by the pull of magnetism. ‘Hippo’ is available as ceiling, suspension, wall, table and floor versions, with an economic fluorescent bulb


'bamboo steel chair' by Nendo, photo by Masayuki Hayashi

The Yii series is a project of the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute, organised under the art direction of Gijs Bakker, co-founder of Droog Design. The Japanese studio Nendo, also invlved into the project tried to discover sources for new designs through the research into Taiwan’s traditional bamboo handicrafts and furniture. The result is this series of chairs for which the designers applied bamboo-working techniques to tubular steel pipes.

All pieces of the Yii project will be exhibited at La Triennale di Milano, Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6 during this year’s Salone del Mobile from 12 – 17 April.