It is not often that we get excited over a knife here at DeTnk; this week, however, Cédric Ragot's Collection Henri Mazelier - The French Art Cutlery has caught our attention. Set to premier at Maison & Object in two weeks, the collection of three knifes has a subtle elegance expected from quality design.
As dOCUMENTA (13) comes to an end of its 100 day exhibition, we have chosen a selection of works to highlight on DeTnk. First is American artist Mark Dion's Xylotheque which highlights the work of Carl Schildbach from 1771 to 1799 to create 530 'books' made from 441 tree and shrub species local to Kassel.
The Camouflage exhibition focuses on how designers and artists work when they filter impulses, process ideas, seek a direction for their work. The ideas presented here are suggestions, discoveries and carefully aimed provocations that hint at the authors’ future work in relation to the ongoing discussion on the topic.
From 17 May to 16 September 2012, the Vitra Design Museum presents “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century.
Husband-and-wife team Charles and Ray Eames were among the most important designers of the 20th century; world famous and still celebrated for their pioneering furniture, they embraced a way of living and thinking that continues to resonate with today’s generation.
Based in London, Gavin Coyfle is a studio/workshop designing and making products to be lived with and enjoyed.
Commissioned by MK Gallery in collaboration with The Parks Trust, the distinguished international artist Liliane Lijn has created Light Pyramid, a sculpture which appears as a six metre high solid white structure by day but is capable of receding at night as it radiates light, serving as a unique beacon for Milton Keynes.
After three consecutive editions of Alpha-ville Festival, its producers announced the official start of a new strategic phase for the organisation. Although the annual festival has been cancelled this year due to shortage in funding, the organisation will still be going ahead with a series of individual events.
Hedge Gallery is currently presenting the show “Flection”, curated by Sabrina Buell. This group exhibition features works, many of them new and exhibited for the first time, by Michael DeLucia, Liam Everett, Anna Sew Hoy, Ruth Laskey, Arik Levy, Sam Orlando Miller, Clare Rojas, Hugh Scott-Douglas and Sara Vanderbeek.
For their summer exhibition Gallery Vivid presents a group show entitled 'Written in the Sand' including designers: Natasja Alers, Boudewien van de Berg, Pepe Heykoop, Dirk van der Kooij, Raymond Loewy, Alessandro Mendini, Minale Maeda, Ted Noten, Dennis Parren, Thomas Ruff, Slothouber & Graatsma, Frank Tjepkema, Jan van Toornm and Lawrence Weiner.
Exploring the world’s most famous modern art and design school, Bauhaus: Art as Life is the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. From its avant-garde arts and crafts beginnings the Bauhaus shifted towards a more radical model of learning uniting art and technology.