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Enter the Realm of Carsten Nicolai

The walkable sculpture designed by German artist Carsten Nicolai for the New National Gallery in Berlin is at once a resonating cavity and a screen for projections. Specially composed electronic music by Nicolai generates modulations of laser light on the translucent skin. The architectural body thus become a space of sound and light into which visitors can enter, but which they can equally perceive from without.

Sculpture, by Carsten Nicolai

A Way of Seeing at an Exhibit in London

Design for Exhibition, London, United Kingdom, by Alex Mc Dowell Tino Schaedler

Exhibition: Menagerie at The Jones

Dezeen is curating a design exhibition at The Jones hotel in London this September and October, exploring contemporary designers’ fascination with animals, including the Eames House Bird and Harry Allen’s Bank in the Form of a Pig

Exhibition: Menagerie at The Jones, curated by Marcus Fairs and Rupinder Bhogal, September 16th to October 19th, at The Jones London, United Kingdom
Via: dezeen

Domain Series, Human Forms by Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley makes sculptures from welded mild steel rod. “There was a lot of experimentation, but the Domains really got going when I realised I could describe the space of the body as a matrix formed from eight lengths of stainless steel in a reversal of the Greek pointing system, with rods resting on the internal surface of the body”.

Domain Series, by Antony Gormley

Exhibit: A Survey of Current German Design

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

Kids on a Tomb, Sculpture by Kevin Francis Gray

What’s this all about?

Kids on a Tomb, 2008, by Kevin Francis Gray, Exhibition at Goff + Rosenthal

Retail Design, Dior Homme Boutique

Dior Homme Boutique, Los Angeles, USA, Installations created by Daniel Arsham

Inbai Kim Move in Earnest

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

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