Papercunt and photographer Klara G have collaborated together to make a series of collage called “Subject”. The women portraits captured by Klara have been used by designers of Papercunt to transfigure and transform them into strange still lives made of glue, ink and paper.
Designer Nikolo Kerimov has imagined the bird house “Oli-Bird” by wanting to design a luxury shelter for little birds. The bird will live in the circular home made of transparent glass from which he could observe the exterior. Coppered and wooden touches for the roof and facade have been added.
After Fruit Ninja, Italian design studio Mathery comes back once more with the Josie chair : a chair inspired by the movie “Never Been Kissed” and the poor character Josie Grossie (played by Drew Barrymore) who is always alone, sitting on a chair, at parties. The designers wanted to design a chair that pops colorful confettis in order to bring the party to Josie.
Canadian agency Rack & Pinion Creative has though a campaign for Psiphon : a tool that fights against censorship of millions Internet users that are in the 25 countries where they don’t have freedom of expression. On each poster, we see paper sculptures showing Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google with a sentence that attests the censorship.
French creative Beatrix Gevigney is behind the project “Human Type” : a series of portraits that connects an emotion to a typographic character Helvetica, where each letter represents a feeling that can be read on the model’s face. She was inspired by a quote of Victor Hugo : “The form is the content that rises to the surface”.
French architect Vincent Callebaut shared maquettes and masterplans of his architectural project for the City of Science in Roma. He has thought the City as a self-suffisant and urban ecosystem that favorises renewable energies. He drew his inspiration from the “land art” movement in which the landscape is considered as a work of art.
Thomas Heatherwick is the designer that have thought “The Learning Hub” at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, with architects of CPG Consultants. Two years ago, they have built 12 tapered towers to create an educational space for 33 000 students and a campus for the school.
Italian artist Gianluca Traina makes surprising sculptures which represent busts and faces of anonymous people he portrays. He uses the same technique of warp and wreft as for the carper-making : he takes images’ squares that he weaves together. He highlights particularly the skins color tones.
Design studio Synthesis Design + Architecture, based in Los Angeles, has designed an amazing chair thanks to a 3D print and different materials for each part of the object. They have called the 3D print company Stratasys for the “Durotaxis Chair” : they wanted a print in a row that could design all the materials.