- Stay connected. Get notified when new items are published
- Subscribe to this category
In a village near Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state in Brazil is the Inhotim Centre for Contemporary Arts. A fascinating project funded by businessman Bernardo Paz, rather than housing the exhibits under one roof, various pavilions and structures are located throughout the lush green parkland of 35 hectares, surrounded by a verdant native forest.
After its introduction at the Manchester International Festival in 2011, Biophilia, a series of albums by the unconventional Icelandic entertainer Bjork, was incorporated into a unique event entitled the Biophilia Education Program. This avant-garde event is to become part of the big Family Day held annually at the MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, an institution which is famed for its forward thinking philosophy on arts education.
Set to make a debut at the Milan Design week is a down scaled prototype of a series of self-assembling furniture. An experimental project of Belgian designer and engineer Carl de Smet, the furniture design is computer generated and created from an innovate new age material, shape memory polyurethane (SMPU).
The sports apparel giant Nike teamed up with the Shanghai based practice of Studio-at-Large to create a futuristic installation as part of a one day launch event for their latest footwear product, the Nike Free.
The Rodnik Band brand is the creation of Scottish born, London based designer Philip Colbert. The presentation of the label is via an ironic pop band, in fact, the designer writes songs about each collection which are played during the official runway show!
Created by the London practice of Studio Weave, the Lullaby Machine fills a narrow space between London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, well known for its treatment of children, and the adjacent Morgan Stanley Clinical Building. It was designed as an entry in a competition set by the hospital to mark the end of an era, as the 80 year old structure is programmed to be demolished within the next decade.
On an empty lot adjacent to the 2012 Detour 2012, an art and design festival in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, the Shellstar Pavilion served as an attraction which would guide visitors to the event. It was designed by the practice of MATSYS over a period of six weeks from conception to completion using various software applications.
‘Designer Baking’ is a project undertaken by the London based design practice of STUDIOLAV. The two young Greek designers who founded the practice, Loukas Angelou and Vasso Asfi, created two solid pyramid-shaped baking stamps in response to an event staged by the Skoufa Gallery in Athens, which invited designers to develop a contemporary version of ‘folklore’ using Olive wood as their main material.
Minnie Mouse recently visited Paris and Alber Elbaz’s studio on Faubourg Saint Honoré to pick up her Lanvin gown, exclusively made for her on the occasion of her 20th Anniversary in France.
The artistic collective of Quiet Ensemble was founded in 2009 by Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli. Their unique vision on experimental art combines nature with technology in order to produce visual, audial and graphic installations unlike any others.