The Tube Pendant Collection by Studio Naama Hofman is a modular light system designed with maximum configuration flexibility and spatial adaptability. Fabricated with LED – illuminated acrylic tubes and held together by brass rods and connected with threaded brass rings, the modular system consist of light tubes which can easily be assembled in various compositions according to the spatial requirements.
Erzsebet Nagy Saar is a curious talent who always experimenting various possibilities with materials and composition. These four collages from the series 'Nautilus' set a good example where, the lovely humans placed on the mother-of-pearl are like little mermaids, captivating us with their mysterious beauty… The reflects and the light give a certain nostalgia to these creations.
Seattle-based paper artist Kate Alarcón has an uncanny ability to turn paper materials into lifelike flowers and plants. Alarcón works primarily with European crepe paper in various weights to create delicately rippled petals, stems, and has even perfected techniques to craft convincing succulents. She shares all of her creations on Instagram and occasionally offers workshops if you’re in the Seattle area.
American artist Courtney Mattison continues to create amazing life-sized ceramic coral reefs that she hangs on walls. Through her work 'Our Changing Seas III', she depicts this aquatic world with simple materials such as chopsticks and brushstrokes. Behind this project, there’s the will to fight against the pollution of nature and highlight its beauty. This installation will be presented until the 28th August at the Palo Alto Art Center.
Poolmoji is a project that combines sculpture, design and painting, that was instigated by Jean-Baptiste Le Divelec and carried out along with Joseph Davies, Sonali Ranjit, Xuan Pham and Winigreeni. The concept is to paint billiard balls that take the shape of emoticons and make the game more amusing. You will therefore experience all types of emotions during your games.
Utilizing felt, thread, and the french knot, artist Emma Mattson stitches moss-like configurations onto embroidery hoops, latching the materials onto the base like the flowerless plants which she mimics. In addition to simulating the look of the greenery, Mattson also likes to add a few pieces of fake moss on top of her works to walk the line between imitation and reality.
Taylors Tea have created the world’s poshest insect residence: a luxury bee hotel, in partnership with Kew Gardens! It highlights how solitary and city bees need our help (as well as the honeybees!) and to thank them for helping us create a world of flavour!
French artist Juliette Clovis produces hybrid works that merge nature, history, and myth with the female form, covering simple porcelain busts in wildlife, flora, and spikes. Her additions are either painted on or applied to mask the face, obscuring features like abnormal growths. These ambiguous females question the power that is split between humans and nature, toeing a line between being gentle and unnerving.
Surface Sconce is a light created by Australia-based designer Henry Wilson. Sandwiched between the two bronze components, the light source is projected onto the concave backing. The light follows the gentle bowl of the dish and is directed upward, reflecting a warm glow of light back into the room. Cast in gunmetal bronze and rumbled to a polished finish, the sconce is sculptural both in use and when switched off.
Field is a shelving design by Kiev-based designer Dmitry Kozinenko. He plays with our perspective by creating an optical illusion, through the use of linear geometric forms. At the first glance, when standing right in front of the shelf, one can only see a flat grid of metallic lines. Once the person moves to the side of the shelf he/she will realize that these lines have depth. This depth turns out to be shelves, which permit objects to rest. Like many of his other projects, Dmitry Kozinenko often designs to create unexpected and surprising objects that play with the idea of perception.