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For the 90th anniversary of Cassina, Rizzoli publishes a book that illustrates the experience of a brand that has made international design history, while investigating the habitat of the future. With a preface by Barbara Lehmann that contextualizes the publication in the history of Cassina and the company’s ongoing research on interiors.
Lisbon’s new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) seems like ideal location to consider the current mood of urban civilisation. The smooth, naturalistic yet futuristic building designed by Amanda Levete rises up out of the bank of the river Tagus, in a city which, even after the crippling nationwide financial crisis of 2010, received Wallpaper’s Best City award for 2017.
Born in Annecy, a city in the French Alps, illustrator and designer Frédéric Forest has already worked for Cartier, as well as the Adidas Advanced Design Studio in Italy, where he designed for the brand’s high-end sports shoes range.
Ceci N’est Pas’, meaning ’This Is Not’ in French, is the third and final chapter of Miguel Vallinas’ surrealist pictures series that stage human bodies, always well-dressed coupled with unexpected head. In ‘La Trahison des Images’
Veerle is certainly no stranger to reinvention or imagination, her life has spanned the creative fields: “I’m already 60 years old so I have a bit of a past!” Veerle began her career trajectory as the only woman studying architecture in Ghent during the ’70s, a fact she mentions only in passing—more interested in discussing the practical side of her working life.
In an ode to Easter we share what is essentially the Easter Bunny meets Alfred Hitchcock. Others have referred to the series ‘Hare’, by Belgian photographer Jan Pypers, as David Lynch-esq. Such a reference wouldn’t be totally out of place. Creepy, dark, and superimposed with what is essentially an innocent and endearing character...
Aquil’s latest work, MIMIC, is a series of new visual experiments using art from the past where he randomly chose six paintings of Pablo Picasso’s work and translated them into shapes to create new 3D pieces.
Vases that float like jellyfish in the water. 30 vases of various sizes are placed in a 1800 mm aquarium filled with water and the strength and direction of the water’s current is carefully adjusted so that they undulate moderately.
The façade of the building where Piuarch is located – in the courtyard of Via Palermo 5 – will hold an installation completed in collaboration with the landscape architect Cornelius Gavril, in which a vegetable patch/garden decorates the entire front of the building from ground to roof.
The human spirit perpetually unfolds like a wavy veil, frail but confident, with a fragile but tenacious persistence in its sinuous movement. For every new part which is revealed through this curvy progression, another one becomes hidden, partially distorted and eventually forgotten, unreachable, such as the foregone realities of our origin.