Model Julia Saner has lost her Adriane’s thread. Noted U.S. photographer Greg Kadel portrays her escape from the invisible Minotaur in fashion editorial “Labyrinth”, out on Numero magazine issue #120.
What does a boy who builds huts in the woods have in common with the great names of contemporary creativity? The ability to play with the technical and formal limits of a project. Both, in their own way, want to constantly push those limits further.
In his career, designer Adrien De Melo (1979) of German-Portuguese descent, has experimented on his own skin both being in contact with nature – which has always been an inspiration for constructing – as well as encountering the creative flair of great contemporaries. Indeed before founding his own studio in Paris in 2008, Adrien directed the production of various artistic projects, collaborating with architects such as Frank O. Gehry and Didier Fiuza Faustino and artists such as Dan Graham e Daniel Buren.
Active on various fronts, as product designer, interior designer and scenic designer, today Adrien can count on an extensive CV. Which includes scenography for the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton and suspended library “Upside Down” for Parisian gallery BSL, where he debuted his first solo show (2011) featuring 7 limited edition objects, including collection “Stripes” and chair “My Mountain”.
We meet him in front of a delicious cup of “Vietnam Jasmin Bio” in tea shop Bonthés & Bio which recently opened in Paris, in 98 rue de Caulaincourt. Adrien designed its interiors, which are still undergoing some work, with a fresh and minimal furnishing concept that greatly distances them from the ethnic taste of larger chain stores.
English sculptor and media artist Bruce Ingram just concluded exhibition “Arrangements” at the Vitrine gallery in London, which centered around the themes of Ikebana, collages and re-use. The main inspiration is Ikebana, the Japanese art of arranging flowers, founded on Zen principles and harmony between man and nature.
The exhibition space of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has increased 20% with the addition of the Claire & Marc Bourgie Pavilion, with which it celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Some furniture is meant to be decorative, like wallpaper. Other pieces re-interpret both the idea of a furniture piece and that of wallpaper. It’s the case of “Organic Collection”, the new series by Dutch designer Werner Neumann.
Discussing styles and trends in mainstream architecture with Mario Botta, would be like asking one of his works to speak the labyrinthine language of a shopping mall. We’re in one of his buildings, the Campari headquarters in Sesto San Giovanni, whose style Mario Botta jokingly defines as “post-antique”, in contrast with the post-modern trend. It’s the starting point from which Botta explains his anthropological approach to architecture, intended as a way of recovering essential values for the life of mankind. An architecture of simple forms that aspire to create a context marked by the contrast of natural elements.
Summarizing his entire biography in just a few lines is no small feat. Among the most noted architects on an International scale, Mario Botta (Mendrisio, 1943) is an interpreter of the lessons of the Modernist Movement, the pupil of great masters such as Le Corbusier, Louis I. Kahn and Carlo Scarpa. At only 27 years of age he opens his first studio in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1970. Since then he has undertaken an intense International scientific and didactic activity. He ideated and founded the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio (active since 1996), where he was born and still lives, teaches and works.
The cultural life and young artistic scene of Krakow have a new roof under which to blossom in all their variety. It’s called Malopolska Garden of Arts, designed by Ingarden & Ewý Architects, a multifunctional space that creates a bridge between Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and Malopolska Voivodeship Library.
“There are too many products in circulation”, kicks off designer Sander Wassink when we meet him at DDW 2012 in Eindhoven. It’s the first time we hear a designer candidly admit his frustration accompanied by a concrete action: not adding objects to a world already over-populated with things.
The race of the future will have skin the color of opaque marble, with turbulent white and black veins, like the gaseous spots of Jupiter. They’ll pop out of enormous space-time funnels and will wear the garments of the most promising neo-graduates in the Netherlands.
In Mexico it was nominated as one of the 54 “Magic Cities”. Only 31 miles from the chaotic capital, Tepoztlan has been the destination of poets, artists and musicians for years. In the peaceful mounts and forests that surround it, the myth states that 1200 years ago was born Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent god worshipped in pre-Columbian Mexico.