Gal you are involved in many creative areas particularly as an Architect, Designer and Musician how did this happen?
I guess the three planes have been present since childhood, and evolved in parallel along the years until joining into one ouvre (an Opus) during my mature professional activity. I think the big challenge is to create a real awareness in the act of design, be it in an architectural context or in a musical one. My activity in music had begun in childhood, and allowed me to evolve into a jazz pianist by the age of 17 till now. Architecture begun in Architecture school, which I graduated from in 1993. Design, I believe, is an in-between activity, an overall one which I have been doing all along (composing music, planning spaces, translating and joining entities). Furniture design bagan later, as part of my architectural projects, and 5 years ago when I founded OpusDV.
The phone call suggested we take a last minute free space at 100% Design on the main boulevard. It was a tempting offer, but what shall we do with the space, and in less than three weeks?
The 100% Design show attracts over 35,000 people annually, so the thought of trying to harness the creative thinking and energy that passes through the space, was the ambition.
Entitled The Blank of Ideas, we invited several leading industry experts from design backgrounds, to put forward socially provocative questions. We would turn the negative space into a social thinking hub.
table basse image © fabrice gousset, courtesy galerie kreo
galerie kreo, paris november 7th to december 19th, 2009
the upcoming show at galerie kreo ‘heroic shelves & simple boxes’, is a collection of furniture by martin szekely. the pieces are tables, cabinets and shelves made from lightweight cork, but their forms have a weight and robustness.
Copper has amazing germ-killing properties,and now The Treehugger website points us to another use of the material.
Native Trails uses 100% recycled copper to make handmade sinks for kitchen, bathroom and commercial use. Besides looking good, these sinks have the added benefit of being able to kill 99% of bacteria within two hours. Via(PSFK)
Wallpaper* and Victorinox have partnered to create a select release of custom Swiss Army picketknives. Much cooler than the standard corporate logo emblazoned on a knife, these actually have the look and feel of Wallpaper* right down to the materials used .
Triflow Concepts, one of Britain’s largest independent brassware manufacturers, is delighted to announce JOHN WALSH has won their first ever ‘Triflow Future Talents’ design competition, held as part of this year’s 100% Design exhibition at Earls Court, London.
‘Trees’, designed by John Walsh has designed many successful volume furniture products including several innovative office desking systems for leading European manufacturers.
Mother and daughter duo MissPrint’s cleverly walk the line between quirky and commercial with their collection of wallpaper and interior accessories. Following the launch of a range of stationery for WH Smith, Yvonne and Rebecca Drury, who formed MissPrint in 2005, now hope to emulate that success with the likes of their Saplings and Central Park designs, exhibited at 100% Design.
Material:Diffuser in glass material and carbon fibre or Kevlar, Chrome Metal Base
We’ve come to expect a lot from innovative Italian lighting manufacturer Foscarini and once again they have delivered with the Mite Special Fusion. The work of French-born Marc Sadler, a designer who first began collaborating with Foscarini a decade ago, this light is a special edition of a design first launched in 2001. Its slender construction is thanks to carbon and Kewlar thread, more commonly found in golf clubs, weaving around each other, with a chrome base. The result is a striking silhouette, almost redolent of a ceremonial torch.
The aim of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is to show creative work in the fields of product, furniture and industrial design, and also experimental design. After two successful festivals in 2007 and 2008, this October an exquisite and colourful programme of events will be awaiting visitors. Design has been and is an important field in the production of culture: it shapes our material culture, our everyday life and our consumer world, it influences our lifestyles and fashions and most fundamentally our aesthetic sense and judgements. This wide-ranging impact is a reason both to celebrate design and to examine it critically, and VIENNA DESIGN WEEK has made both of these its mission.
British designer Lee Broom presents Heritage Boy, his third collection of furniture Heritage Boy is the much anticipated follow-up toRough Diamond 2008 and Neo Neon 2007 .
Broom’s new collection marks a departure from the eye-catching neon lighting to a more classical fusion of the old and new. Heritage Boy draws on traditional British manufacturing techniques to create a modern-day furniture collection which is divided into three distinct ranges: Carpetry, Parquetry and Tiles.
Swiss design studio ZMIK have put their Batman&Robin lamps into production, inspired by the superheroes, the suspension lamps feature an angular folded shade that is made from a single piece of aluminum.