‘If Alice in Wonderland had liked rock this is where she would have spent her days and nights…’ -Mathieu Lehanneur.
Electric, the new cultural platform in Paris, is already an event in itself: a 1,000 m2penthouse in which the designer has devised a canopy of sound suspended between heaven and earth, monumental electrical braids emerging like pitch black trees.
Originally intended for the Palliative Care Unit of the Diaconesses / Croix-Saint-Simon Hospital Group, Tomorrow is another day, is a weather station video which gives a clear image of tomorrow’s weather on a daily basis.
During an interview in 2010, the technological philosopher Peter Sloderdijk analysed,
‘Man is a pupil of the air,’ said Herder. Within lies the great issue of contemporary politics: to make an international climatic policy possible from the idea according to which we belong more to the air that we breathe than to the ground on which we walk. The air is our true home. What emerges is a victory of subtle air over solid earth, a phenomenon of a reversal of values proper to Taoist thinking which has taught for a long time that the subtle is always more real than the solid."
Perpetually on the lookout for new ways to live, sleep, create and work, Mathieu Lehanneur turns the advertising agency JWT (Neuilly/Seine) into a "digital plant station", a new reflection from the designer about contemporary working styles and the necessary invented depictions of them when applied to the professional world of communications.
Shad Thames, London
On the 31st of March, the Design Museum in London will open ‘Sustainable Futures’, an exhibition which explores a range of products, concepts and projects that address issues of sustainability in their design.