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. (…)
Studio Juju: OCBC Premier bank & Bend sofa
Studio Juju were engaged by OCBC Bank to design the flagship Premier Bank, in Orchardgateway mall, Singapore. Imagined as "an immersive art gallery experience", the Premier Bank was conceived "as an artwork, like a blank canvas that coax the beauty of colors and timeless character of its materials – the untainted marble floors and walls, dark leathered granite walls, accents of brass and gold, colorful textiles and subtle wood hues." The lounge room showcases the high-backed Bend sofa, designed in collaboration with Singaporean furniture producer Foundry. Mirrored halves give symmetry to the Bend sofa, mounted on a tubular leg frame. Love at the first sight? Good news! The Bend sofa bu Studio Juju is suitable for both contract and domestic use.
Exhibited as part of Singapore Design Week, "Asian Subconscious" is a series of artworks by Singaporean graphic designers, curated by design studio Kult3D, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based store Kapok and furniture and product design range Industry+. Each designer, up-and-coming artist or well-known local talent, expressed their vision using images and icons from Asian architecture, typography, packaging and food to create their posters. Living far from Singapore? Don't worry, you can purchase these limited edition posters from Kult's online store.
Shigeru Ban wins the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the top award in that field. In France, Shigeru Ban designed the Metz Centre Pompidou museum (see below), with an undulating white roof supported by wooden latticework. His works are known for using low-cost materials, often locally sourced: He unveiled last summer the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand (pictured above). Singaporeans will remember his Containart Pavilion for the Singapore Biennale of Architecture in 2008, aninstallation built with 150 shipping containers and recyclable paper tubes, in Marina Bay.