Monthly Archives: May 2012

salone miscellany…

Lixil “a new desire” installation was a lot of fun and also contained a bath that constantly created its own bubbles…mercifully there were no “models” in bikinis (it does happen sometimes…still…)

look they are all wearing black…must be curators!

…also fun as it’s free drink (what’s not to like) Ltd edition Heineken bottle made from aluminium, changes colour and design depending on ambient lighting.

marble effect light bulbs at the Triennale

…and the big kahunas…

electric car by Philippe Starck and Volteis

Philippe Starck chandelier for Baccarat crystal

Luminosity by Tom Dixon at the science museum in Milan

Other posts from this and previous Salones

more salone photos here

revival at garage

in the forest

hyperbolic and swinging chairs

salone spaces

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

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revival at garage…

A new space for art opened up during the Salone this year just off corso Buenos Aires. The 1950s ex-industrial space is a former garage and is called…wait for it… Garage Milano…It opened with a show called Revival in which the gallery invited  the participating artists and designers to creatively re-think objects and furnishings through a conceptual up-cycling… here is the space and some of the works:

This is Like a Tree n.1, n.2, n.3 by Richard woods

aarghhhhh! – not the title, just me irritated as i cant work out who made this work, and i like it! How annoying!!

pallet furnishings by Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama

installation (giant pigeon) by Roberta Colombo

more salone photos here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

getting lost in ventura lambrate

in the forest

hyperbolic and swinging chairs

salone spaces

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

getting lost in ventura, lambrate…

grafitti in lambrate

Ventura, Lambrate are areas in Milan – a bit less central than the rest of the Fuori Salone, but there is still a lot of stuff there. Actually there was a lot of controversy around the decision to give Ikea a gi-normous warehouse space in the area to “present” their new collection…which looks pretty much like any Ikea store really….WHATEVER…I ignore them and pursue potentially more interesting stuff…getting lost a lot on the way.

My crazy world by Emmanuelle Legavre

Face to face by Brian Fransten

I tend to like carpets used in art, think it’s the best place for them, hate them on the floor…here danish carpet manufacturer Ege carpets teamed up with designer Brian Brandsen to create this three dimensional carpet excavation/drawing… face to face.

Figura installation by Heike Buchfelder

This is not an umbrella by Rakso Naibaf

more salone photos here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

in the forest

hyperbolic and swinging chairs

salone spaces

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

in the forest…

As ever am a sucker for sheer spectacle, and throw in a bit of state of the art technology and that will do nicely for me, so i was happy to spend some time just looking at shiny, flashy things in the canon installations for  “In the Forest”:

“Fall in pop” by Mintdesigns, Nobuhiro Shimura and LUFTZUG

Fall in Pop is made up of 3D screens made from draped fabric in which motifs are projected, filling the space with light and colour. The sculptural form is meant to give the feeling of waterfalls as images trickle down the textile.

Also part of In the Forest – Japanese architect Ryuji Nakamura and imaging artist Nobuhiro Shimuraa are responsible for ‘spring‘, a cube-like matrix structure made-up of piano wires which are arranged in a lattice format. Images are projected on the floor:

photo montage of Spring

more salone photos here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

hyperbolic and swinging chairs

salone spaces

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

hyperbolic and swinging chairs…

Chairs at the Salone di Milano 2012…I really liked these Iperbolica chairs by Alessandro Ciffo, exhibited in the Triennale….they had tremendous presence in the flesh, especially this one below that looks as though it was hewn from a giant blob of paint:

…and then there were the swinging chairs…everyone had decided to dangle their seating from the ceiling…

Kusch + Co: Past, Present, Future, Design: Atelier Brueckner

“Cappellini NEXT – projects in progress from the world”, more swinging chairs…

…and a few more chairs for good measure:

more salone photos here

Other posts from this and previous Salones

salone spaces

giants among beautiful micro worlds

in the courtyard of the university

serendipitous interacting children

fuorisalone and potholes

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past