Design can be a world of its own – building illusions and challenging the laws of perception. Check out those objects balancing on the borderline of art and design:
Light installations and video-mapping might be considered the signature art-trends of our time. Be it indoors or outdoors, huge or tiny, used for a festival, marketing or for the art’s sake – they won’t go unnoticed. So, here are just a few examples we like most.
Netflix’s new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design” invites us to “step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life”. And it certainly does what it promisses! Design professionals as well as all creative souls will definitely enjoy it as a source of inspiration and a change in perspective.
“As a designer, I’m telling stories and I use materials, colors and shapes as the elements of language. If I was a writer I would use words. I don’t have a favorite word as I don’t have favorite material. And I think, it’s up to anybody to use his proper language…” – says designer and architect Christophe Pillet.
In the 1960s inflatable architecture was born out of the protest against the rigid lines of modernism. Inspired by balloons, zeppelins and moon bounces, it easily found its way into music festivals.
Inflatable structures are now back on trend – being created and used for various functions.
Dr. Anupama Kundoo was the architectural curator of BE OPEN’s Made In… India Samskara exhibition in New Delhi in 2014. She designed the bespoke space for the exhibition that was meant to find alternatives for “standardised industrial products” with the help of traditional crafts and techniques.
We will be reviewing some of the most interesting events held by BE OPEN in the past. Tuur van Balen, Belgian designer and scientist, discussed an unusual project “Pigeon d’Or“at 2012 BE OPEN Forum at Design Miami.
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