Can you touch, smell or listen to Design? With “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision”, the Cooper Hewitt museum (New York City) offers an exploration of experimental works and practical solutions designed to inspire wonder and new ways of accessing our world. A scented snowstorm, a furry instrument to play in a “Tactile Orchestra”, the sonic properties of glass and other multisensory experiences (imagined by Christopher Brosius, KunstLAB Arnhem, Studio Roos Meerman, Maya+Rouvelle…) await the visitors. With over 65 design projects and more than 40 objects and installations to touch, hear, and smell, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision (the Cooper Hewitt museum, until October, 28, 2018) is an inclusive celebration of the sensory richness of design.
The Sydney Craft Week ( 5 -14 October 2018) is an inspirational festival that showcases exceptional contemporary craft. An initiative of the Australian Design Centre, this ten-day festival features a range of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios. Sydney Craft Week unites the very active craft sector within Sydney's creative community - including ceramicists, jewellers, quilters, knitters and other textile artists, plus timber workers, print makers, leather crafters, Indigenous makers and creatives of all kinds who work with their hands. This year should see over 90+ events across, 45+ suburbs of Greater Sydney, including 3 markets, 12+ family-friendly events and 50+ workshops. Call for Expressions of Interest is open - enter here (Deadline: 14 June)
In Sydney, you can visit this design exhibition 24/7: design exhibition Object Space is a newly created window gallery located in the window of the Australian Design Centre Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage, is accessible to view 24 hours a day and is lit for viewing at night.
New York-based artist Josh Sperling's works are exhibited for the first time at Gallery Perrotin Paris (until Feb. 24th). “Chasing Rainbows” brings together a number of new works by the artist: composites—sort of shaped canvases and plywood panels—a series of monochrome canvas reliefs, and a large-scale installation influenced by the Memphis group's furniture and Frank Stella or Ellsworth Kelly.
Singapore, UNESCO Creative City of Design, will launch the 5th edition of its Design Week (SDW) in March (5-18, 2018). The program of this "March of Design" was unveiled this morning. From partnerships with other UNESCO design cities such as Melbourne and Sydney to the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition, or the Brainstorm Design conferences with Tom Dixon, Patricia Urquiola, Ole Schereen, here is an overview of the rejoicings to come.
The halieutic segment (fish farming, aquaculture) is currently one of the fastest-growing food markets. It could also open many doors to designers... It's no surprise to learn that French designer Lucile Viaud's marine glass project has just received a "Observer" label, and is shortlisted for the "stars" awarded each year by the Observeur du Design. Recently launched through a crowdfunding campaign, she had first imagined the concept of this series, made out of fish and aquaculture products (halieutic design) such as oyster shells, while studying at the prestigious Ecole Boulle in Paris in 2015.
Enora Lalet has been shooting her "Cooking Faces" series, mimicking classical portraits with a technique of her own, for some years. The Bordeaux-based visual artist mixes photography with body paint, culinary design, sewing, collages with an anthropological focus.