The delicate art of Asya Kozina’s paper wigs

Ukrainian graphic designer and artist Asya Kozina created these uncanny and mesmerizing paper wigs. For her own pleasure or for brands, Asya picks up traditional patterns and motifs, costumes and fashion aesthetics from various historical time periods to turn them into contemporary paper designs: "Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art's sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. I made a series of wigs. Paper helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed by unnecessary details." (…)

Watch, try, enjoy -and listen! Miguel Chevalier creates an “interactive light carpet” for the Night Fest

Exciting news for the Night Fest 2015 : the internationally acclaimed Miguel Chevalier, one of the most significant digital artists on the contemporary scene, has teamed up with Carolyn Kay (Carrie K.) and Depression to craft a giant light carpet inside the National Design Centre. (…)

Tessa Koot, House of Destructo

Eindhoven-based designer Tessa Koot presented her new collection, "House of Destructo", during the Ducth Design Week. Koot says she broke down "the walls of her own conventions and introversion as a maker" in order to achieve this series. Pieces of furniture and "objets d'art", as the designer puts it, are the result of a first-time & big scale collaboration with fellow makers and creatives. Koot incorporates materials such as marble, steel, and brass into her work.

Bente Skjøttgaard

Are these flowers, clouds - or both? Ceramic designer Bente Skjøttgaard's works escape definition and defy gravity. The Danish artist recently entered the permanent collections of such renowned museums as the Victoria & Albert (London) and the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique. Skjøttgaard considers her pieces as "amorphous abstractions of nature", adding: "The fantastic thing about clay is that what is nature's own material can constantly be transformed into something new and relevant" (Galerie Maria Lund, Paris).

Knol Ontwerp: Skinning Architecture

A few years ago, they were experimenting with "technofood". The Knol Ontwerp studio members now have architecture under their skin, manufacturing memories of buildings with the help of latex, molded directly onto the architectural elements they choose to replicate. Shape, dirt, rust and various traces from the original place help re-create and building a new space: "Like skin transplantations, they can be taken to other spaces where they get new spatial meaning. They take us to a world in which places are no longer fixed to specific locations, but become nomadic". (...)

Birgit Severin, Lifetimes & Ashes

From 16th century Vanitas paintings to contemporary design: Berlin-based designer Birgit Severin, currently exhibited at DMY Berlin and at the Bensimon Gallery, Paris, found inspiration into Flemish 16th and 17th centuries still lifes for her "Lifetimes" series. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate intended her rubber vases to show different stages of the inevitable decay of life and beauty, underlining "vanity" as vacuity - mixing up-to-date production techniques with handcraft. "The process uses 3D printing, rubber rotation casting and freehand modeling to produce a flowing, matte surface overlayed with a sparkling pattern of jewel-like dots", the designer details. (...)