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Exhibition: 36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

36RECYCLAB Alexis Cladière

Exhibition: 36RECYCLAB/Alexis Cladière, at Lasecu, Lille, France, March 6 – April 24

Breed and Retreat by Frederik Roijé

To eliminate the estrangement from our origin, respecting nature will be necessary. Designing a special place will give nature its space, even in urban society.
- Frederik Roijé

Exhibition: Breed and Retreat, Hen House, by Frederik Roijé, Ventura Lambrate Gallery, Milan Design Week 2010

The Great Lakes by Joy Charbonneau & Ed Zec

Using bathymetric information of the lakes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Joy Charbonneau & Ed Zec generated three-dimensional models of the water basins to represent the five lakes volumetrically.

The Great Lakes, Cast Bronze / Cast Aluminum, 1:2,000,000, Vertical Exaggeration 3.175, by Joy Charbonneau, Ed Zec, Photography by Shanghoon Jeong
via: designboom

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Stellar by Tokujin Yoshioka for Swarovski Crystal Palace

Tokujin Yoshioka will exhibit Stellar, a new chandelier made from crystal at the Swarovski Crystal Palace during the upcoming Salone del Mobile in Milan.

“In 2005, I designed a futuristic chandelier entitled “Stardust“, which expressed a scene where moving images being projected onto the dark night sky by an infinite particle of lights. Three years later, in 2008, I designed a stool “Eternal“. For this work, I had an image of bringing down the star cluster and its brilliant beauty from the sky and sealing them eternally in the transparent lump. This year, I intend to create a star, descended from the sky emitting many rays of light in the space; thus I would like to name this work “Stellar”.
- Tokujin Yoshioka

Stellar, Swarovski Crystal Palace, Salone del Mobile 2010, Milan, Italy, by Tokujin Yoshioka

Sculpture by Hiroyuki Hamada

Tokyo Born artist Hiroyuki Hamada lives and works in East Hampton, New York with his wife, two children and two dogs.

# Series, by Hiroyuki Hamada

Exhibition: Moaïs by Ionna Vautrin

Ionna Vautrin presents a a series of lighting called Moaïs. Each model consists of ten sheets of polycarbonate and ten “combs” in painted or anodized aluminum, and a black aluminum base shaped like a truncated cone. Easy to assemble, some are left white, while others are screen printed.

Moaïs, by Ionna Vautrin, January 26 – March 20, at ToolsGalerie, Paris, France

Sculptures by Katharina Fritsch

Katharina Fritsch first showed her work in the United States in 1994, at the Dia Center for the Arts. There she debuted Rattenkönig (Rat king), her now famous work in which 12-feet-tall black rodents face outward in a circle, towering over the viewer, their tails bound together in a giant knot. Like all Fritsch’s work, Rattenkönig is simultaneously seductive and unnerving. She often transforms quotidian objects or ordinary looking figures into something new and strange, through repetition and manipulation of scale and color. Her sculptures are the result of a time-consuming process: a piece is usually molded by hand, then cast in plaster, reworked, and then cast again in polyester.

Katharina Fritsch, at Matthew Marks Gallery

Exhibition: The Design Circus

On Display is a great selection of design pieces that are “Made in Spain” in an unusual and creative context: the circus. Go deep into a space where objects explode, stay balanced or are chopped in a guillotine. The wonderful world of the circus offers you the most fascinating products. Different scenes inspired by the art of the circus in which you will have an extraordinary vision of objects. Enjoy a magical and unique setting, in which you will surely see the most mysterious side of the most global Spanish design.

The Design Circus, at Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain, November 12 – January 24, Curated by CuldeSac, via: Yatzer

Exhibition: Models by Michele De Lucchi

The small wooden houses are studies, born from the desire to experiment and research independent from the clients’ needs. Most of the sculptural works are made of solid wooden blocks, which De Lucchi models with a chainsaw. The architect said he realised the wish to work manually with wood while sharpening pencils with a penknife.

Works by Michele De Lucchi, at Ingo Maurer, Munich, Germany, February 4 – March 20.

Typography = Models: Praline & The Model Shop

When Praline teamed up with The Model Shop, we were presented with a cauldron being stirred by an excellent set of designers and equally adept architectural model makers. The results are understandably broad, and include a new typeface, architectural models, a neon sign and most importantly one fantastic concept.

Avec, by Praline, and The Model Shop, for the If You Could Collaborate project
via: It’s Nice That

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