Spazio di Luce (Light Space) has produced an impressive sculpture of Giuseppe Penone tree. Italian artists came to a fallen tree in the mountains and was immediately attracted to her because she had broken into large pieces perfect for casting in bronze. Thus, section by section, covering the hollow tree inside the metallic background. Outside of what appears to be the crust is actually the wax that has been applied in several layers. How Penone wax layers on the surface with bare hands brush and began the material so the texture of the crust and the impressions of the artist to reveal fingerprints.
The installation was created to produce under Bloomberg Commission an annual invitation to an international artist, site-specific works of art in the Whitechapel Gallery in London. In the final presentation of each section of the tree takes on a life of its own animation. Many of the live branches are leg-like, creating a confusing blur between plant and animal. Visitors are invited to visit the shiny gold interior closely and look through long tunnels fine radiating light in all directions. According to the website of the gallery: "This merger of the crust and the handprints still concern Penones long career with the human body fit in the dialogue with the organic world it inhabits."
Trees have been a focal point for penone throughout his career. many of his earliest work -- that survive now only as photographs -- took place in the forests near turin or his home town of garessio in italy. the images expose the intimate relationship penone maintains with nature, and how closely he works with bark and branches as a medium.
To say that Igor Sirotov's Frame house is minimal doesn't begin to do it justice! Everyday interior elements like seating, beds, lighting and tables are few in number but full of interesting and thoughtful textures and materials, making them a perfect foreground to highlight the steel, wood and concrete canvas. A stunning example of minimalism, the Frame house proves it's not about what's inside, it's about what's not!
Animals and their shapes has a great attraction for me. It is an ancestral , ancient call to our inner instinct and to the nature. I always try to investigate the relationship between mans and nature, searching the syntheses talking about our attitudes and suggesting eccentric dynamics. Materials: wood.
"Seding Animals " are produced and distribuited by Seletti and Toshiba.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the Kitara table features clean lines and straightforward construction that make it an excellent addition to a variety of living space styles. Composed of just 2 white glossy glass surfaces, a few metal screws, and a blend of natural and painted wood pieces, the table is flat-pack ready and super easy to assemble. It’s minimal with a touch of industrial style, perfect for the minimalist living room.
Designer: Max Ptk Portable induction speaker
Why do bikes have to be this sexy? The Rizoma 77/011 makes me rethink my main mode of transport. Love the sleek design, and that’s carbon fiber btw – aluminum only plays accent here. With the number of growing urban bicyclists, I’m not surprised designers are paying more attention to design and functionality that plays well inside the urban jungle. The most unique feature is switching from a single speed fixed wheel to a fixed-gear. All this through an ingenious rear wheel equipped with two pulleys to freely choose from.
The deceptively minimalist aesthetic belies the technology. Look at how the frame curvature makes the bike seem as if it’s always in motion. Everything around it is adjustable. The simplest feature on the bike is the belt drive. The not so simple thing to do is deciding on white or black. I’m partial to white. It somehow makes the bike larger than life.
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