Pushing the envelope of design
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A unique exhibition opening on 8 September marks the centenary of the birth of one of Brit
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This annual exhibition, which celebrates new and emerging design talent, will open 10 Sept
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Dutch Design Week
During the 13th edition of Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven you can see with your own eyes h
Marc Fornes, Jana Winderen create ultra-thin spatial 'envelope' for NY storefront
Situation Room is a collaborative installation by architect Marc Fornes, founder of Theverymany, and artist Jana Winderen, commissioned by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City on the occasion of the launch of the World Wide Storefront.
The self-supporting, neon-pink ultra-thin structure designed by Fornes is augmented by Winderen's engineered sounds, inviting visitors to question both their surroundings and the properties of matter. The twenty different-sized spheres combine to create a spatial "envelope of experiential tension", a sort of sublime interaction between the comfort of the known and an uneasy relationship with the unknown. A series of transducers and lighting sources play out through apertures derived from structural stress flows across the elements, animating the structure and creating a beautiful, yet somewhat unsettling, effect.
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