19th September 2015
Two of my favourite designers Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen's latest project that was shown at Maison et Object explores colour and the way that we can experience light.
An evolution of the work shown during Dutch Invertuals in Milan, they have used a material that possesses crystalline qualities that are usually only found in natural materials and in nature.
By combining nature and technology the resulting time pieces play with our appreciation of light showing numerous optical layers of unique colour patterns that are always unique and dazzling.
12th September 2015
Playing with our perception of nature and our curiosity and wonder at the world of insects, Mischler'traxler have an kinetic installation at the V&A for London Design Festival that encompasses hand made insects that will react to the audience.
The installation is made up of 250 hand blown glass bulbs that each have an insect inside that is attached to a motion sensor that will react when someone approaches. Each will emit a buzzing noise as the insects 'come alive'.
The installation is part of Small Discoveries, an ongoing collaboration with Perrier-Jouët
11th September 2015
Having defined a glass cutting technique during her Masters at the Royal College of Art, Bilge-nur-Saltik continues to play with optical illusions and colour play in her work.
Her latest glass collection which will be shown during London Design Festival is a collection of vases that play with traditional notions of vases by placing the flowers under the glass.
The OP-Vase Collection includes 3 different vases that are inverted. Flowers are housed inside the vases and the glass plays with the optics and distorts the flowers playing with pattern, colour and nature.
10th September 2015
With London Design Festival looming it seems that its all about flowers, flaura and fauna.
Designers are embracing the wonders of nature and are owning the discourse between science and nature.
Plants out of Place is an exhibition that represents the zeitgeist of hidden plants and collates the works of designers who are exploring the potential of plants in new and unexpected ways.
The exhibition is celebrates the life of misunderstood plants and weeds and aims to educate and expose us to lost stories about the wonders of these plants.
Through a series of workshops they also aim to engage the public with the value of wild plants, the over looked and the not so beautiful to see how we may utilise them in new ways through design, synthetic biology, hacking or enhancing.
A collective of brilliant designers and thinkers some of the work on show is from Studio Drift, Mariah Wright, Studio Aikieu and Akexandara Stuck.
The exhibition is on from the 18th-22nd September
10th September 2015
Nature and technology are often seen as separate but increasingly we are seeing designers and technologists exploring the boundary between.
TeamLab a Japanese technology collective have created an immersive exhibition that invites visitors to engage with a digital eco system of flowers and butterflies, digitally created to blossom, wither and die exploring the cycle of nature through a digital medium.
The installation will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery from 10 to 13 September