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We give an impression of the Droog Design exhibit at the Milan furniture fair 2008, this years theme was "a touch of green" which looked at the whole green movement from a different perspective. Featuring designs from Pieke Bergmans, Tobias Rockenfeld, FormaFantasma, Gaële Girault, Jens Praet, SMAQ. Of course if you get a chance, go see the exhibit in person!
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Perfectly in tune with our times, the young couple has been designing an ode to their country roots in stark contrast with the opulent and monumental ‘robber baron’ series designed for the Americans. Now that the farmers of the world will clothe, feed and fuel us, a far-reaching movement will trigger designers to revisit folk and farm mentalities to blend rural and urban style. In an amazing barn-like space in the centre of milan, twenty-four bronze works and six pieces of pallissander furniture will evoke the archetypal artefacts of the low lands including germany, flandres and the netherlands. Shown in an almost calvanistic setting, this rigourous and strong collection is counterbalanced by a folding fresco screen depicting the ideal of life on the farm in bright and naive colours.
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Popshop, remixing icons of mass culture is a group exhibition staged by MU, in which artists are rehauling pop stars, fans, and world hits. This time, it’s not about artists switching over to making clips, or to designing an LP sleeve, but clips being sucked back into the realm of contemporary art. www.mu.nl
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"gimme the loot" was a guerilla exhibition which was seen across the many different art fairs at the Miami art week, december 2007. Gerard Kilgallon tells us some of the ideas behind the guns, according to him the AK47 (of which this collective created a plastic "miami style" version of) can be considered the most used weapon of mass destruction. We also take a quick peek at the Scope Art fair with works by Seon Ghi Bahk and Yong Ho Ji.
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"Lightness of being" shows us the beauty of growth and decline in nature, captured in an enormous flexible lamp made of steel, carbon, felt and rubber. Pepe's other project, "A restless chairacter", has the look of being overpainted again and again, taking its' inspiration of an old wobbling chair. The chair looks stiff and sturdy at first sight but once you sit on it you notice how flexible it really is. Combining metal and rubber this chair is actually built for wobbling. Pepe is currently working on a wobble bench and a wobble table.
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Design academy eindhoven graduation of Maarten de Ceulaer with his "Nomad Light Molecule" lamp.
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Philippe Malouin just graduated from the "living" department of the Design academy Eindhoven with his Grace table, the ballpoint stool and the dervish lamp. All designs are inspired by simple every day objects like balloons or pens.
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'Food chain' is the title of the exhibit by French artist Genevieve Gauckler. Dutch gallery Mu has invited her to show us the many sides and stories of food. According to Genevieve, food is everybody’s concern, whether you like it or not. Food is ambiguous, it is good and bad at the same time. We have a talk with her and walk through 3 months of illustrations created especially for this space.
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We have a talk with Mike Meiré at Design Miami 2007, who tells us about his "Farm Project" was created in conjunction with the Dornbracht Edges series. With this installation he wants to bring life back into the kitchen, thereby creating an antithesis to the minimalist design that has taken over this space in recent years. “The Farm Project” is an improvised living space, filled with materials, animals, plants, and objects. www.designmiami.com www.meireundmeire.de www.dornbracht.com www.designguide.tv