This installation is called “Snowflake” and was created by the designer Tokujin Yoshioka who previously worked for Hermes, for their window display design. This time, Kartell has engaged him to do this amazing project for their flagship store in Milan. He was able to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of winter and snow through his installation made entirely from transparent acrylic prism rods.
New York-based graphic design studio Pentagram has designed the gates of the Super Bowl MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Pepsi, a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, engaged Pentagram to design a large typographic installation that spans the entire complex. In addition, two graphic sculptures and a massive four-storey high version of their trademark globe logo greet visitors as they enter.
Carlo Bernardini started out his career in the early 90′s with an abstract painting that concentrated on the dialectical relationship between line and monochrome, diversified moments of representative conception of space-light. He started using fiber optics in 1996, transforming dark spaces into abstract light environments. Most of his site-specific installations are based on triangular forms or similar geometric shapes.
The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson who is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. He was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts between 1989 and 1995. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.
The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General coordinator of the festival to Euronews. “We ask them to use the city as a huge backdrop, and to make proposals for parks, buildings, theaters, town hall, etc,” he said. By the end of it, between three and four million visitors are expected to have walked around the French city to see the highly impressive light installations, which this year include 80 works by 120 designers.
The work of Georges Rousse, a French artist who has been creating his painted perspective installations in abandoned and soon-to-be demolished buildings since the 1980′s.Finding influence from Land Art as well as specific works like Suprametist painter Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square, Rousse pre-dates the modern trends of illusionistic installation, having perfected his trademark geometric style and his fondness for desolate locations decades ago. Upon selecting a site, Rousse goes about creating a unique angular perspective, that when photographed, compels the viewer to re-analyze their own surroundings, possibilities, transformations, and ultimately, Space.
Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.”Trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. His newest project is Heritage, 99 life-sized replicas of animals, water, sand, drip mechanism with variables dimensions for Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Located in Altlandsberg, Germany, this shop features hundreds of bikes attached to the exterior facade. Not only is the installation fun and funky, it’s multiple stories high!
Halloween’s coming and you don’t know how to scare yourself? We have for you the terrifying street installations by the artist Mark Jenkins, permanently destroying your overall sense of comfort on the street. Jenkins is able to create a series of grim and absurd figures using adhesive tape, polyethylene, and the crude molding techniques.
Studio “Pan Generator” created a beautiful installation ”Constellaction” for the Copernicus Science Centre ( Centrum Nauki Kopernik) in Warsaw, Poland. Tetrahedrons arranged on the ground and respond to light.
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei presented a new version of his incredible Forever Bicycles installation. As the centerpiece of this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night contemporary art event that takes over city streets, 3,144 bicycles, the most Weiwei has used of this work to date, were stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height and depth in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. This was the first time the installation has been displayed in an open air, public space. Since this was a night-time festival, it was spectacularly lit up with pink and blue lights.
The word FOS itself which means LIGHT in Greek and MELTED in Catalan uncannily reflects their undeniably beautiful first installation on the facade of the vegan restaurant Rayen in Madrid also makes absolute sense.FOS: and it all began when Susana Piquer, Julio Calvo and Eleni Karpatsi decided to create the multidisciplinary team (fos) based in both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
“Erratic” is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September.
Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of points, the massive 3 x 3 x 3 meter piece illustrates the tension between meticulous design and temperamental materials.
Water Flame is a mind-boggling installation by artist Jeppe Hein that features two opposing elements coexisting—water and fire. The artist, who is based in both Berlin and Copenhagen, leaves viewers guessing at how the anomaly is possible as they look on in awe. Hein says that his work is meant to “surprise viewers and make them question what they are seeing.”The installation, which is essentially a small fountain with a flame dancing atop the stream of cascading water, creates the paradoxical visual effect by dispelling a dose of natural gas through the water, making it flammable and able to emit a ball of fire at the center. Thus, there is the illusion of a cooperative relationship between the two natural elements.
Teenager Teenager is a unique, hyper-realistic installation by collaborative Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu. The installation features human bodies dressed in fancy suits and evening gowns while lounging on leather sofas and chairs, but with giant boulders for heads. The strange situation evokes a sense of bewilderment in viewers, who are faced with deciphering a message concealed within the unusual arrangement.
Entitled Oiwa Island 2, the public art installation was drawn by Brazilian artist Oscar Oiwa on plastic sheets that covered the walls and floors of an abandoned school gym.Using only black and white, Oiwa covered the space with intricate, repetitive patterns, scenes of nature, and amazing details that viewers were invited to walk across and inspect from different points of view.