'Synthesis' is the study of a dialogue between two contrasting materials - resin and tar - and their negotiation for space and identity when forced to become a single unified entity.
Synthesis 1,2 & 3 were created for the exhibition, ‘Presence and Absence: New Works by Tom Price’ currently on show at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City (until 4 January 2015). Each of the works in the exhibition responds in different ways to the notion of presence and absence, exploring materials as diverse as resin, bronze, aluminium, coal and tar.
Tom continues to stretch the boundaries between art and design. See more of Tom's work here.
Sponsored by Beleza Design & Art, a Brussels-based institution created by design and art lovers to promote the development and internationalization of artists and designers through exhibitions, conferences, publications, participation to art and design fairs and consultancy. Peter Donder's amazing C Bench was one of the features of this exhibition. Up next, Miami…stay tuned.
Three-dimensional object printing has moved from the realm of fiction into the realm of fact: what we could once only imagine is now reality. What’s more, the production process is becoming ever smarter and more affordable, allowing for increasingly personalized products.
The OCC is working with the team of curators from London’s Double Decker to bring this revolutionary technology to Athens in an exhibition that showcases the fascinating world of three-dimensional printing. A host of surprising printed artifacts, ingenious machines and astounding videos recording the process will take you on a tour around the three dimensions of art, fashion, food, health, architecture and design, featuring Baotidea.
If you are in Athens be sure to check it out.
Outdoorz Gallery Designer Floris Wubben's new ceramic pieces entitled "Pressed" have been selected from over 600 international applicants for the Talente Award 2014. For more about the award click here
The vases made from epoxy-clay are pressed through the extrusion profiles of the 'Pressed' machine, developed by Floris. As a result, machine and human behavior will not only define the product’s shape but also its tint. Combinations
of the extrusion profiles are endless; therefore there are also an enormous variety of exclusive objects.
For more info about the pressed vases contact us, for more work by Floris, click here.
Outdoorz Gallery is pleased to participate (again) at Now! le Off during Paris Design Week. Featured designers Dvelas from Spain, Patrik Beyaert from Belgium and Floris Wubben of the Netherlands will be exhibiting.
Cité de la Mode et du Design, 1er étage, 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris 13
See you there !
Internationally renowned trend-forecaster and curator Li Edelkoort returns to Design Museum Holon with a new exhibition. In a world first, GATHERING will feature a survey of the ground-breaking 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection by the legendary Japanese designer.
Disdain for a boring global market coupled with a fear of the virtualisation of society has inspired designers to create work that is linked to the humanisation of the making process and the contextualisation of a more responsible lifestyle. Craft has therefore become one of the major movements of our time and can be understood as the repetition of skills that belong to our common past, exuding a sense of belonging and continuity.
In this exhibition, Edelkoort, renowned for her visionary eye, brings together contemporary design themes that reflect traditional domestic crafts in an attempt to remain connected to authenticity: pleating, draping, layering, ribboning, smocking, wrapping, folding, needleworking, felting, knitting, quilting and baking. However, the designers in GATHERING apply new technologies and techniques to completely transform their actions. Their interventions celebrate the possibilities that lie in front of us, ever more creative than in the recent past. These designers use three-dimensional craftsmanship, which reinvigorates design, lending body and beauty to archetypical chairs or giving form and volume to lighting structures.
Edelkoort explains the show's context: "We are an unstitched society suffering from a lasting socio-economic crisis that has made us ferociously protective and egocentric. It is time for mending and gathering, thus restoring the fabric of society: picking up the pieces and bringing them together in a patchwork of possibilities; a quilt of substance, able to absorb shock and fear".
Displayed in the museum's lower gallery, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collectionis revolutionary in its application of pop-up methodologies and ecological awareness as well as its efforts to sustain Japanese artisanal knowledge.
Galit Gaon, Chief Curator of Design Museum Holon, comments: "GATHERING reinstitutes the economic, environmental, and social responsibilities of artisans and designers. Within this gesture, curators Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano expertly expand the current discourse about our future, examining the movement of contemporary design, its processing methods and the ways in which materials are used to create the new. As a museum for the 21st century, we strive to present a broad and fascinating gaze into design, spanning research processes, creative objects and theoretical issues."
July 03 - October 25, 2014
AD Germany has selected the Lodge chair by Outdoorz Gallery designer/sculptor Gerardo Baltasar Portillo for its "Essence of 2014" issue. Part of several museum collections Gerardo's work is art, sculpture and furniture in one. His light sculptural pieces are made by hand in his studio. See more work by Gerardo here.
Second in a series of three exhibitions featuring Outdoorz Gallery designers and Street artists from Galerie 42b this latest expo features Floris Wubben's Bench No 3 and street artists including Gwenaelle Hugot, Celine Jegou, Nebay and Noe Two. The patchwork rhinoceros by Celine Jegou strikes just the right note when mixed with the bench. Also featuring Pressed Project vases by Floris. If you can't make it to the expo, visit Floris's design at the MAD Museum in New York or here at Outdoorz.
April 7 - May 5 29 ave. du Port au Fouarre, St Maure des Fosses
Punti bench by Outdoorz Gallery designer Neil Nenner takes to the "street" this month in an exhibition featuring street artists Hopare, Meushay, Sack and Richard Trian at Galerie 42b. The first of 3 upcoming expositions at the gallery specializing in emerging and established street artists in France. Music by Groov'shakra, an event not to be missed ! March 3-28 Galerie 42b, 29 Avenue du Fouarre, St Maure des Fosses.
The contemporary BMW Museum, by the Viennese architect professor Karl Schwanzer is designed to be experienced with all five senses. The museum features BMW's technical and design development throughout the company's history. It contains engines and turbines, aircraft, motorcycles, and vehicles in a plethora of possible variations. In addition to actual models there are futuristic-looking, even conceptual studies from the past 20 years.
The current exhibition explores the use of the newest, lightest weight materials and features C Bench by Peter Donders as an example of innovative use of carbon fiber. For more info visit bmw-museum.de
Parisian style agency Nelly Rodi with Vincent Gregoire is presenting "Elsewhere" at this season's Maison & Objet. As always the selection is exceptional and the presentation more so. Featuring Batoidea from Outdoorz Gallery designer Peter Donders, if you can't make it to Maison & Objet Paris see the fantastic Batoidea here.
Featuring work by 14 contemporary artists from around the world, ENOUGH Violence investigates the impact violence has on our lives and the role the arts can play in restoring peace and security. Participating Outdoorz Gallery designer Boris Bally's work 'Brave 4 Breastplate' uses gun triggers, gun bolts, gun barrels and steel brass shells mounted on a stainless steel cord. All materials have been reclaimed from the Pittsburg gun buy back program. The urban necklace is intended to protect the wearer from gun violence. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh foundation, Sept 27, 2013- March 22, 2014
Its been a great time but its coming to an end. For those of you who haven't yet come by, COME NOW ! 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris 75013. For those of you who have dropped in, thank you for your enthusiasm. Our designers are encouraged by your positive response. Its been wonderful meeting you all, till next time...