Open Fires features the latest explorations byOutdoorz Gallery designer Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º around the firing process used in vernacular ceramics in Oaxaca. The project comprises a variety of exercises where clay pieces are fired in particular geometric setups created with sand, dung and agave leaves. Each composition acquires black traces of smoke and coal, a permanent imprint of the fire they were exposed to. Brompton Design District, London, 21 - 27 September. More about Lilliana and her design work here
Enrique Kahle from Dvelas design is among 10 young spanish designers presenting their work at the Today Art Museum in Beijing from August 16- 31. Building 4, Pingod Community, No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Kahle's work features recycled sailcloth worked into contemporary forms.
Decades after its invention, by now it is clear that 3D Printing is a manufacturing technology that can change and revolutionize the way we can make almost anything. Experts estimate that it will be a key technology in this century, enabling industrial developments that were impossible before. In fact, many products in our daily life are already prototyped or manufactured using 3D Printing. Given its expected future role, it is critical to examine how it can affect our environment, shape our society and change individual lives.
Curator Marta Malé-Alemany and Materialise come together to present MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING, an exhibition that looks at 3D Printing with both the eyes of fascination -inviting viewers to discover a production process that allows us to make things differently- and through a deeper observation, to ponder how it can help individuals, enable social changes and positively contribute to the environment. In other words, how 3D Printing is making a difference.
If you are in Brussels be sure to check it out.
'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.