This year’s premier design event, Salone del Mobile in Milan, will be hosting a very special exhibition titled “Where Architects Live”. The exhibition will provide a unique peek inside the homes of serious design royalty – think Zaha, Libeskind, Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban etc. I know what you’re thinking – they really should have called it “Where STARchitects Live”. As much as it would’ve been really fun to see mediocre furniture and average homes (the reality of many designers and architects I know), I hate to disappoint you – these houses are pretty sexy. No popcorn ceilings, Ikea desks, stained rugs and hand-me-down sofas to be seen here. No sir. It’s all pretty dandy in the land(y) of rockstar architects. Let’s take a closer look.
Christopher Rimmer is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer who’s forthcoming exhibition, Sign of Life, is a visual examination of the tragedy of two abandoned towns slowly being buried by the sands. The images were shot on location in the diamond mining towns of Elizabeth Bay and Kolmanskop in South Western Namibia. Local institutions such as the hospital, ballroom, power station, theatre, casino, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the Western Hemisphere are all shown in a surreal and almost unrecognisable state.
01 | Highlights From The 55th Venice Biennale 2013. 02 | Rudolf Stingel at Palazzo Grassi // Venice Biennale 2013. 03 | ‘Dining by Still Water’ by Joanna Laajisto for Helsinki Design Week. 04 | Eat-Drink Design Awards // 2013 Shortlist. 05 | Gumtree Garden Pop-Up Bar by Yellowtrace. 06 | KE-ZU Showroom Installation by Yellowtrace for Sydney Indesign 2013. 07 | Australia’s Got Talent // Houses Awards Shortlist 2013. 08 | INSIDE World Festival of Interiors Shortlist // 2013. 09 | Herman Miller Presents — George Nelson: Architect, Designer, Writer, Teacher.
Rotterdam-based Studio Wieki Somers recently exhibited a body of work at Galerie Kreo in Paris. Titled Mitate, an exhibition presented a family of seven large-scale floor lamps that take clues from Japanese culture. Studio Wieki Somers took several trips to Japan in 2011 and 2012, during which they conducted research on local craft knowledge and materials that influenced the design of the lamps. The collection is inspired by Japanese easthetic, including sixteenth-century Samurai flags and the fabric worn by geishas to protect their skin from the harshness of the sun…
At the Bellelay Abbey (Abbatiale de Bellelay), lost in deepest darkest Switzerland, a mesmerizing installation of Romain Crelier’s work is on display until September 16th. Crelier is a Swiss artist who explores many techniques, amongst them beautifully ghostly reflections. Entitled La Mise en Abîme, the installation comprises two large, extremely precise and impeccably finished receptacles in which vast quantities of used oil are contained…
Ciao ragazzi and welcome to the August 2013 edition of Yellowtrace Spotlight. In this month’s design news you can find out more about a beautiful residential project in Melbourne by Techne Architects; sausage & beer parlour Bestie Currywurst in Vancouver by Scott & Scott Architects; hot new gear from Poliform Australia, OWN WORLD and Design Agent; amazing exhibition at Musée des Tissus, Lyon by Moroso and Rubelli; upcoming art show by Bianca Chang at A-M Gallery; plus new art by Laelie Berzon…