Tom Fruin's latest work, 'Kolonihavehus', was installed in Copenhagen recently. Using a plethora of found Plexiglas – roughly 1,000 reclaimed scraps of the material – Fruin’s Kolonihavehus takes its name and inspiration from Copenhagen’s ubiquitous kolonihavehus; a modest garden shed intended to provide state workers with refuge from the city’s cramped living conditions.
The National Museum in Warsaw
The exhibition 'We Want to Be Modern' opens this week at the National Museum in Warsaw. The show will explore the significance of objects of everyday use in shaping modernity and the modern Polish identity emerging during the post-thaw period.
Rachely Rotem and Phu Hoang joined forces to create an award-winning temporary installation, Exhale: Seven miles of reflective and phosphorescent rope, influenced by bioluminescent algae found amongst the Miami sea life, which they designed for the Oceanfront Pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announces a partnership with the Royal College of Art (RCA) which will see RCA post graduate students design key elements of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Victory Ceremonies.
Didier Faustino is presenting a series of new pieces at the Calouste Gulbekian Foundation from 14 January to 3 April '11. Five new installations produced for the exhibition immerse visitors in the permanent confrontation of the body with architecture and architecture with movement, via visual and sound tools implemented by Faustino.
A recent graduate of Ecole Cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) Laetitia Florin has captured the design community's interest with her kinetic vessel entitled 'Bidum.'
Crafted from steel wrapped in cotton fabric, these vessels spring to life from the smallest environmental influence: a gust of wind, a small touch, or even the movement of a passerby.
Opening January 25 '11 Lincoln Park is an urban site located at Washington Avenue and 17th Street in South Florida that strives to establish a new precedent for parks in the City of Miami Beach. While an urban park this size might often receive a design that has more hard surface than soft, Lincoln Park’s site-specific conditions, context and program elicited a unique response. A decision was made early in the design process for this public space to feel 'green' and more like a park.
Frank Gehry's confident expansion for the New World Symphony was opened January 24th, marking a new era for the orchestra as it embarks on a monumental mission to stimulate fresh interest in an area of the musical spectrum so often overlooked by young minds.
Last week as I walked into the Rabih Hage Gallery at 69-71 Sloane Avenue in London I was taken by their new display of František Vízner's cut glass bowls. Each bowl is carved from a slab of optical grade glass creating a final object that seems to glow from the inside.
Interior design practice, Design Research Studio, under the direction of Tom Dixon, have created the interior for the new restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts. This is the latest project for renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton of Peyton and Byrne. The 150 cover restaurant opened to the public 19th January 2011.
The Bouroullec brothers continue their study of simplicity and elegance with their new Losanges collection, premiering at Maison & Object in Paris. In creating this rug they set about reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient kilim technique.
Volume Gallery debuts the premier, limited edition collection from Rich Brilliant Willing: Pro Forma.
In Pro Forma, the first solo exhibition of limited edition work, Rich Brilliant Willing debuts a collection comprised of a series of personal storage pieces inspired by international air-shipping containers and what RBW identifies as a transient nature in the contemporary idea of home.