A new exhibit offers a thematic cross-section of classic and contemporary ideas by German designers and companies. The exhibits are arranged in rigorous German fashion: structured and linked in “Werkbund Crates”, organized by theme: material, position, function, system or tool.
Exhibition: Design Deutschland. case study 08, from July 25 – Oct. 5, 2008, Neues Museum Nuremberg, Germany
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Kids on a Tomb, 2008, by Kevin Francis Gray, Exhibition at Goff + Rosenthal
Dior Homme Boutique, Los Angeles, USA, Installations created by Daniel Arsham
Inbai Kim selects images from the countless number of drawings he makes, then transforms the images into sculptural works. his sculptures are also black and white, with black pencil markings filling the spaces on his white sculptural forms.
Exhibition: Inbai Kim, Move in Earnest, at Arario Gallery
For this exhibition design a concept was devised in conjunction with the artist Peter Struycken’s light plan, where a mixture of classic, eclectic, rococo, baroque, exotic and gothic objects were exhibited in a number of separate rooms and housed in steel and mesh cages. The placement of the cages facilitated different routes through the rooms. At times the visitor could walk around the cages and at other times through them, viewing the exhibits from different angles and under different lighting conditions.
Exhibition: NEO Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, by Peter Struycken, and UN Studio
“Here we will build a monument dedicated to nature and we will make it our lives’ purpose”.
Le Corbusier’s ‘chapel of our lady of the height‘ is a pilgrimage chapel, though on most days more frequented by architectural pilgrims than the intended variety. Perched on a commanding hill above the village of Ronchamp, it is the latest of a long history of chapels on the site. Its predecessor was destroyed in fighting in the Second World War, though much of its stone is used in the walls of Le Corbusier’s building.
The thick, curved walls – especially the buttress-shaped south wall – and the vast shell of the concrete roof give the building a massive, sculptural form. Small, brightly painted and apparently irregular windows punched in these thick walls give a dim but exciting light within the cool building, enhanced by further indirect light coming down the three light towers.
Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France, by Le Corbusier
Displayed at Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, and subsequently sold at auction, proceeds to the Danish AIDS Foundation.
Series 7 chair, by Arne Jacobsen, for Fritz Hansen