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3D photocopied people…

So in a temporary pod like structure in Milan’s Piazzo Duomo i found a few things, i already blogged about the robot who draws portraits from life, see here. Also there were these strange little figures, at first i walked right past them, then i realised how freakishly real they seemed:

Personal Factory Room by Karin Sander

A person is scanned with a 3D whitelight scanner and built in plaster with a 3D printer in grey tones. The colour data as well as the colour of the form of the scan are transformed into SDL files for an inkjet printer, which 3 dimensionally builds the figure in colour, according to the whitelight scan like a black and white photograph. The colour of the figure is not applied to the body surface afterwards; the colour info is part of the data of the bodyscan and therefore par of the building process. One could call it 3D black and white photography or 3D colour printing…

Also at the same location in the Second Nature Room – works that through bio and biotech principles propose other natures: Shroud, 2010 sculpture in grass, jute and wood made by Ackroyd & Harvey.

Its huge actually, at least four metres high, and its kind of repellent in the way it drapes, like animal fur…i guess that’s the point, nature, manipulation, inappropriateness…anyway it caught my attention.

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les danseuses…

Les Danseuses – an installation by Atelier Oï

Who could have thought that lampshades could be so hypnotic. These were installed at the Swiss Embassy in Milan. A whole room of them that spin round and rustle slightly creating a breeze and movement like the skirts of a flamenco dancer or a whirling dervish…all the time accompanied by a fairytale-sugarplum fairy soundtrack.

…but they are much more fun in motion, see short film below:

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Other posts from this and previous Salones

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

bring on the dancing horses…

Still with the Salone, i would love to post cutting edge, innovative design…but  didn’t see any. Instead i had to settle for pure spectacle, and i have to say that i kind of loved this 3 metre rearing stallion studded with 20,000 Swarovski crystals. You have to love something that honest in its vulgarity and shininess …and it spun round all day to a sound track of semi decent Neil Young soundalikes…

Light Stallion by Traviganti

Made on site at the Traviganti workshop

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

salone spaces…

Spaces in and around the Salone di Milano 2011:

Encroaching gentrification gains pace in Isola district – taken from a roof garden on Corso Como.


Ferre building in the city centre

The vast and incredible foyer of the Teatro Manzoni


Taken in the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro – the piece of furniture is called “total tool”. I will be honest, it’s an unfortunate title, actually it’s a terrible title and for those who don’t know it, the word tool can be used to mean idiot. What a total tool indeed!


…all part of the surreality of the Salone here Disney, Tron and corian kitchens and furniture are combined in a vast warehouse display…

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

japanese

future artist

salone di milano

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past

salone di milano 2011

“Nice Ball’ by Paola Pivi (bloody terrible title!)

Lots of posts to follow about the Salone, a city-wide furniture and design fair held in Milan every year. Could not go last year because of a certain pesky volcano in Iceland…Reminds me a bit of Edinburgh during the festival when suddenly you get to peek inside every nook and cranny of the city that is otherwise closed to you. Best thing about the Salone though is it’s all free (if you avoid the vast but tedious “official” Salone in the city outskirts of Rho)

Some things i saw:

chairs…


click on any of the above to get a better view

Taken in the one of the courtyards of the Milan Università Statale

Chair made from rolled up newspaper, part of a Chinese installation, from the China Redstar Design Award.

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house

reflections

top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

japanese

future artist

salone5

salone4

salone3

salones past2

salones past