Door Cycle Exhibition

Door Cycle Exhibition

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, in collaboration with Edition Schellmann Contemporary Art Production, is pleased to present the Door Cycle. Between 1964 and 1966 Willem de Kooning painted a series of female figures on hollow-core wood doors, which were later exhibited as the Door Cycle at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996.

0 Exhibition: Door Cycle [ Via: Apartment Therapy ]

Zaha Hadid - Architecture & Design Exhibition At The Design Museum

Zaha Hadid – Architecture & Design Exhibition At The Design Museum

Not many architects would have the patience, passion and persistence to design, take part in competitions and constantly produce work for over 10 years, with most of their projects never actually getting realised until very recently. And this is not the only reason that made Zaha Hadid stand out of the crowd, and become one of the most creative living architects.

0 Designer: Zaha Hadid

The Turtle Laughs at Me

The Turtle Laughs at Me

Tal Gur, a graduate of Bezalel’s Department of Industrial Design, became known in the last decade as one of Israel’s prominent designers in the area of plastic light fixtures and objects manufactured in the rotation technology. Gur has been exploring various areas of craft in domains where design forms an integral part in a dynamic texture of life-culture.

0 Designer: Tal Gur

Brick: the exhibition

Brick: the exhibition

On 24 May 2007, Brick: the exhibition will open at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam during the manifestation Rotterdam 2007, City of Architecture. Brick: the exhibition shows the experiments architects, designers and visual artists ventured into with the brick as a starting point.

0 Exhibition: Brick the Exhibition [ Via: Core 77 ]

Milan 2007: Ingo Maurer & Random International

Milan 2007: Ingo Maurer & Random International

In conjunction with Random International – the young London based tech-design collaboration – lighting guru extraodinaire Ingo Maurer displayed some very hi-tech lighting. Random International had its UV printer on display again, able to print random images on UV film which disappear after a few seconds. Is this the future of advertising

0 Designer: Ingo Maurer

Milan 2007: Edra

Milan 2007: Edra

Designed by Massimo Morozzi, the Edra stand is not just a backdrop for the company’s new products – Leatherworks by Fernando and Humberto Campana; Chantilly by Inga Semp – and the display of collection items, some turned out in black for the occasion. The stage set for the Edra show is a stand-alone piece of architecture made from component parts of Paesaggi Italiani, Edra’s modular furnishing system.

0 Manufacturer: Edra

Milan 2007: Serralunga by Ross Lovegrove & Zaha Hadid

Milan 2007: Serralunga by Ross Lovegrove & Zaha Hadid

Showing that luxury and creativity can mix, this years design from Serralunga combines more traditional forms with interesting layering and transparency to create some very chic but challenging product. New Wave by Ross Lovegrove is a singular design that appears to change and adapt within space in a kinetic way as one moves around it generating a flow and dynamic from a static object.

0 Designer: Ross Lovegrove & Zaha Hadid [ Manufacturer: Serralunga ]

Milan 2007: Droog

Milan 2007: Droog

Droogs 15th presentation during Salone del Mobile in Milan reflects the zeitgeist of cutting-edge design as well as timeless necessity. A fascination for high tech materials, advanced techniques, human interaction and re-use of our waste.

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Milan 2007: Swarovski Crystal Palace

Milan 2007: Swarovski Crystal Palace

For the sixth consecutive year, Swarovski Crystal Palace have revealed 19 exciting new designs at this year’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Challenged to reinvent the chandelier, leading contemporary designers and artists from around the world have used their skills to experiment with Swarovski crystals and produce dazzling creations.

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Milan 2007: Plus Is More by Big-game

Milan 2007: Plus Is More by Big-game

For their 2007 exhibition at the Milan Swiss cultural centre, the three designers from Big-game, Grgoire Jeanmonod (CH), Elric Petit (B) and Augustin Scott de Martinville (F), create the plus is more collection. Taking basic elements as starting points, such as a material, a principle or an archetype, Big-game transforms them in a simple way to design functional objects.

0 Designer: Big-game

Milan 2007: Corian Nouvel Lumieres - Multi-sensorial Loft by Jean Nouvel

Milan 2007: Corian Nouvel Lumieres – Multi-sensorial Loft by Jean Nouvel

The world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, whose designs have shaped urban landscapes across Europe since the 1970s, will present in Milan Corian Nouvel Lumieres, an exhibition featuring a large-scale, innovative, multi-sensorial loft-style environment (with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living areas), all made in DuPont Corian solid surfaces creatively interfacing with light and hi-tech solutions.

0 Architect: Jean Nouvel [ Via: Dupont ]

Milan 2007: Studio Job & Jaime Hayon for Bisazza

Milan 2007: Studio Job & Jaime Hayon for Bisazza

Having highlighted the two installations by Jaime Hayon and Studio Job in our Salone preview, we couldn’t wait to see the finished pieces. And we certainly weren’t disappointed.

Studio Job’s Silver Ware’ installation was spectacularly show-stopping. Gaudy but surprisingly delicate, they played with the scale and material of traditional tableware pieces, supersizing each object and covering them in white gold mosaic.

0 Designer: Jaime Hayon & Studio Job

Milan 2007: Marcel Wanders Personal Editions

Milan 2007: Marcel Wanders Personal Editions

Marcel Wanders sent us this statement regarding his Personal Editions Series showing in Milan this week.

In this installation, I wanted to go beyond the sentiments and needs of daily life to create a sense of wonder and find a new space for design. I wanted to create intimate personal objects, close to my heart, close to my hands; from my studio, straight to you.

0 Designer: Marcel Wanders