‘Erwin Hauer is one of the most creative and important artists working in the three-dimensional idiom during the second half of the twentieth century. He is a sculptor’s sculptor, a creator of flawless form that dazzles those who toil in this world. But that alone is not his achievement. He is an artist of wide breadth, who has been a perpetual student, investigating those new realms where his work carried him, always adding to what he has already developed…..his geometric and architectural sculptures cannot be overestimated for their effect upon architechs and countless Yale students who carried his thinking and forms into the world, affecting even larger groups.’
Elliot Offner, Smith College
Hauer worked with Florence Knoll on the Look Magazine office (1960), designing perforated and light-diffusing architectural surfaces. Originally developed in 1950, Continua screens were made of masonry materials painstakingly cast in complex molds.
Erwin Hauer continues his work as a sculptor and is Professor emeritus at the Yale University School of Art. Much of his work has been forgotten or lost.
Partitions and Screens, by Erwin Hauer, for Erwin Hauer
Buy the Book: Erwin Hauer: Continua-Architectural Screen and Walls
Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco goes beyond your average fish tank, these aquariums are professionally designed with real aquatic plants to create stunning natural dioramas.
Nature Aquariums from Aqua Forest Aquarium
Presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2008, Milan, these two-handled fittings could be applied in the bath or kitchen.
Wings, by Mario Tessarollo, for Boffi
Not your usual retail space, a showroom for a crystal company in Tokyo.
Crystal Palace, Tokyo Japan by, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP
Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders has designed a series of wallpaper, a collection of eight striking wallpaper designs, each pattern in the Couture range is named after a glamorous woman or man with an inspirational name; Suzanne, Alice, Grace, Kelly, Audrey, Isabella, Stella, and Henry.
Couture, by Marcel Wanders, for Graham & Brown
This set of interiors are very well arranged by the Netherlands based stylist, Tatjana Quax. Many of the products are by well known Dutch designers.
Interior styling for publication, by Tatjana Quax, at Studio Aandacht
Concrete Art is an application of any pattern to a concrete surface, either when pouring or after the concrete has set.
Concrete Art, by Transparent House