On Apr. 1, a new museum of counterfeit goods opens in the German city of Solingen, near Cologne. The Museum Plagiarius, housed in a converted railway building, will permanently exhibit 300 original products together with seemingly identical rip-offs. These items range from fashion and household products to electrical and medical equipment.
Spanish designer Jaime Hayn was born in Madrid in 1974. His career has evolved around the world in places such as: Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong and Treviso, Italy, where he was head of the design department at Fabrica, Benetton Group’s communication research center, for several years. Jaime’s work has been transcending the borders of the often separated worlds of art and design, merging his own style with ease between the two.
Designer: Jaime Hayon
It may have taken a while but finally London has a design art fair worthy of applause. Drawing on the dynamic crossover between art and design, Form is aimed at a newer, younger audience appealing to those eager to start collecting as well as those looking to add to an already blossoming modern collection. There are a wealth of limited edition pieces on offer, from exhibitors including Gordon Watson, Berg Brothers, De Parma, Good Eye Design, and Trocm Verburg Design Studio.
Source: Form London
On January 25, 2007 Aspen/Snowmass hosted the official unveiling of Red Bull Illume Photography Exhibit, providing the most dramatic compilation of action and adventure sports imagery ever assembled. Fullaluv Creative was asked to design an experience for a mind-blowing outdoor exhibit in which the 50 finalist images were to be showcased as never seen before, 25 massive mirrored and metallic cubes serve as the display and allow the exhibit to be arranged in any manner.
imm cologne got the 2007 furniture year off to a successful start. Earlier than anywhere else, with a fresher approach and greater internationality, this event, the world’s leading furniture fair, presented the home furnishings and furniture trends for 2007. Furniture is back “in” again for the consumers – that is the conclusion after the fair.
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The Museum of Modern Art and Creative Time, the New Yorkbased public art organization, have jointly commissioned Doug Aitken to create the artist’s first large-scale public artwork in the United States. The project is also the first to bring art to MoMA’s exterior walls. Eight continuous sequences of film scenes will be projected onto six facades, including those on West Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth streets and those overlooking The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.
The Liuligongfang Museum showcases glassware from ancient China (dating back to 476 BC) and Europe and the personal collection of Loretta Yang. The museum was established to re-kindle the interest in glass in China and funded by the Liuligongfang Crystal Company established by Yang and her husband in 1996. The 1000 square metre museum has an exterior wall built of 12,000 individually made glass bricks each 30x30x30 cm in size and weighing 10kg.
Designer: Loretta Yang