Art and Design

Art and Design

Art and Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Mangrove

Designed by the Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres for Swarovski Crystal Palace, the instalation is a big Voronoi diagram, which describes the division of spaces into cells with corresponding focal points, combined with the mangrove-root imagery, leding Torres and his team to design angled structures of acrylic tubes that are filled with amber-colored crystals and illuminated from within by LEDs. These root structures, which Torres wanted to look as if they were made of crystals, are set into shallow pools of water, against a backdrop of projections of an Amazonian sunset.

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Transform

“Transform” is a shape changing furniture that reacts to human presence and aims to inspire viewers through its unexpected transformations and aesthetics. It is a furniture that explores the juxtapositions of static and dynamic and soft and hard. Transform embodies a vision of of human interaction with dynamic, computationally reconfigurable and transformable shape-changing materials (Radical Atoms). Transform was first exhibited at Lexus Design Amazing 2014 Milan in April 2014.

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Santander World

Santander World is a public art event consiting of a group of sculptures that celebrate art and envelops the city of Santander (Spain) in preparation for the World Sailing Championship Santander 2014. The sculptures measure 4.2 meters high, are made of sheet steel and each one of them are made by different visual artists. Each one of the pieces represent conceptually the culture one of the 5 continents. It's meaning is to represent the love and respect for cultural diversity as a tool for peace, through the eyes of different artists, and show that society welcomes the diversity with open arms.

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KanjiLine Tengafuchin

This piece is influenced by Japanese calligraphy and street art. For its motif, several kanji characters are combined in a way that they overlap, and since each stroke stretches and shrinks freely, it is difficult to read all of the characters, Apart from its impressions as a painting, there is an intention to make the viewers infer what kind of story is written as a sentence, directing their eyes to the details. The materials used are gold ink for woodblock prints, acrylic paint, and aerosol spray. The frame is built with wood and is coated with a glossy black paint.

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The Yangtze

The first of its kind, K11 is brand of premium shopping malls that merges retail and fine arts. For their Wuhan opening, Blue Mount won the bid to create an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art piece to be suspended in the atrium of the main West entrance. The birth of The Yangtze came from a concept inspired by the rich historical and geological background of this capital city. Weighing 3 tonnes, the artwork mimics flows of the famed river, finished in gold and silver for a touch of luxury.

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Octagon

Octagon: Inspired by Bagua evolved from Tai Chi, Yin Yang and Wu Xing. Through the structural intersection of wood block, metal buckle, the delicate relationship between points, lines and the surface is displayed. Wu Xing represents the five elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth), heartily experienced through a balanced composition of crafted material making up the Octagon lamp.

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World's greatest design teams.

Sometimes you need a very big team of talented designers to come up with truly great designs. Everyday, we feature a distinct award-winning innovative and creative design team. Explore and discover original and creative architecture, good design, fashion, graphics design and design strategy projects from design teams worldwide. Get inspired by the original works by grand master designers.

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