Matt Olson, co-founder of RO/LU and a voracious writer and photographer of all things art and design, recently completed his stay at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency. What follows is a photo essay by Matt about his time there.
On March 2nd, the avant-garde fashion house Viktor & Rolf showed their Fall collection at Paris Fashion Week, the models strutting in bodices, jumpers, and cocktail dresses inspired by a refined punk aesthetic.
The scent of something, paradoxically, is ephemeral – but also unforgettable and evocative of the most potent emotions. Designers, artists and brands are starting to recognize this powerful stimulus that’s yet to be deeply explored.
During Design Miami/ Basel 2012, Swarovski Crystal Palace showcased Eyal Burstein’s Beta, an exploration of the relationship between client and designer. The installation reflects the eclectic relationships Swarovski Crystal Palace has developed with material and manufacturing experts in order to innovate and experiment with the medium of crystal, an ongoing project that designer Asif Khan will interpret at this December’s Design Miami/.
The Battery Conservancy is responsible for transforming one of New York City’s oldest public parks into a space of urban renewal and design innovation. With projects such as UNstudio’s New Amsterdam Pavilion, a playground in development with Frank Gehry, wxy architecture’s magical Seaglass and an educational urban farm, the Conservancy has become the catalyst for dynamic public architecure in lower Manhattan.
Design Log will be on hiatus for the months of July and August, but we look forward to joining you in September for a fall season full of design articles, studio visits, notable exhibitions and more!
The Interdisciplinarians is an exclusive dinner series gathering art and design personalities, held 4 times a year at R 20th Century Gallery. Hosted by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman of R 20th and Laetitia Wolff of futureflair, each dinner is conceived around a themed conversation that is current, engaging and provocative, usually honoring a special guest.
D-Vision/ Photography by Yanai Toister
This presentation is Michal Cederbaum’s private research on Israeli design, which attempts to demonstrate a narrative that emerges between Israeli culture and contemporary experimental design. What defines Isreali design is an ongoing discussion, and this project provides a lens through which to observe this discourse.
Swedish Designers Humans Since 1982 developed digital signage for Design Miami/ Basel 2012 in their Clock Clock Typeface.
Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin during the setup of the exhibition Confrontations – Contemporary Dutch Design (June 14th, Part 3)/ photo by Robert Andriessen
Black was the color of the day. Black as charcoal. That became very clear by the moment Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi of Studio Formafantasma started to unpack the objects that they had…