‘Eclipse mirror’ by Uli Budde
Known for their well-curated and undeniably insightful shows, the Czech creative collective Okolo strikes again, this time with an exhibition focusing on the ‘trend of creating mirrors in the context of contemporary experimental design’ which emerged in the recent years. On view at at the Superstudio Clam-Gallasův palác during the upcoming Designblok 2012, Prague Design and Fashion Week which opens on Monday (1 October), ‘The Mirror’ will present various forms of the mirror perceived by contemporary designers and artists such as, among many; Uli Budde, Oscar Diaz, Tomáš Král, OS ∆ OOS and Martin Žampach. (more…)
'Archizines' exhibition showcases 60 magazines and 20 journals from across the globe
The advent of online media has undoubtedly shaken the until-then steady position of specialist magazines, which, for decades, served as primary source of information and inspiration for both professionals and enthusiasts alike. But, as this exhibition, which opens tomorrow (5 November) at London’s renowned AA School, illustrates, architectural magazines are experiencing what one could call a renaissance. Titled ‘Archizines’, the show has been curated by a curator and writer Elias Redstone and ‘celebrates and promotes the recentresurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world.’ (more…)
'Expo Chair' for KiBiSi for Hay
In the tradition of furniture designed for a specific architectural space (think Mies van der Rohe’s ‘Barcelona Chair’ for the German Pavilion at the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, Ernest Race’s ‘Antelope’ chair for the 1951 Festival of Britain, or, more recently, BarberOsgerby’s 2005 ‘De La Warr Pavilion Chair’ for Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff’s Modernist English-seaside masterpiece), Hay have presented a chair at this year’s Maison & Objet in Paris designed by KiBiSi especially for the Danish Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay
The piece is fabricated in powder-coated plywood. Hay have yet to decide which colours it will be produced in.
to the Hay collections on Architonic
'Expo Chair' by KiBiSi for Hay
Thermoplastic non woven fabric applied by Nendo
With the Milan Design Week ‘Senseware’ the exhibition of Tokyo Fiber was opened at the Triennale. With inspiring applications and designs by international designers and architects such as Shigeru Ban, Ross Lovegrove, Gwenael Nicolas and Kengo Kuma the Japanese textile industry showed the potential of its new inventions.
Applied as minimal lampshades
For the minimal lampshades the Japnaese design studio Nendo used the highly thermoplastic non woven fabric, invented by Asahi Kasei Corporation.
Carbon fibre chair designed by Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban´s carbon fibre chair consists of a thin aluminium frame and carbon fibres by Teijin Ltd.
Optical fibres in concrete by Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma´s installation is an application of optical fibres cast into concrete blocks. The fibres are produced by Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
A sculpture of a mono-filament by Yasuhiro Suzuki
This highly elastic mono-filament is produced by Toyobo Co., Ltd. and can be used as a cushioning material.
to the Tokyo Fiber website