Lena Bergström is one of Sweden’s best-known glass designers with a long career at Orrefors Glassworks, and she is also specialized in textiles. In her own words, she likes soft glass and hard textiles – her textiles often have a clear graphic expression, while her glass designs are more organic. Lena graduated from Konstfack’s textile department, and have won numerous awards since then, including 12 Excellent Swedish Design and 3 Elle Decoration Design Awards; and is represented by National museum in Stockholm, The Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg, the Cleveland Museum of Art in the United States, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The paintings, murals and installations of Esther Stocker, based on grid structures and on the colors black, white and gray, consistently manifest entanglements, interconnections, interpenetrations, both semantically and formally, for which the variably deployed grid motif functions as a metaphorical logo. Stocker consistently breaks with one-dimensional notions of order, space, and painting as contextual and relational factors and concepts. When an artist so persistently preoccupied with spatial structures and spatial experience, simultaneously calls attention to the fact that „we know nothing about space“ (Stocker), then her stance would seem to testify to a productive skepticism which arises from unremitting and methodical attempts at understanding, and from insight into their-in principle-interminability.
Lee Alexander McQueen, was an English fashion designer known for his unconventional designs and shock tactics. McQueen worked as the head designer at Givenchy for five years before founding the Alexander McQueen and McQ labels. McQueen’s dramatic designs, worn by celebrities and fashion victims alike, met with critical acclaim and earned him the British Fashion Designer of the Year award on four separate occasions. McQueen died at his home on 11 February 2010.
Alexander McQueen’s early runway collections developed his reputation for controversy and shock tactics (earning the title “l’enfant terrible” and “the hooligan of English fashion”), with trousers aptly named “bumsters”, and a collection entitled “Highland Rape”. McQueen was known for his lavish, unconventional runway shows, such as a recreation of a shipwreck for his spring 2003 collection, spring 2005’s human chess game and his fall 2006 show, Widows of Culloden, which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss, dressed in yards of rippling fabric.
Architect Ryuji Nakamura was born in 1972 in Nagano, Japan. from 2000 to 2003 he worked at Jun Aoki & Associates, and since 2004 he established Ryuji Nakamura Architects office, working in the fields of industrial design, architecture, landscape design, interior and furniture design. Ryuji Nakamura is lecturer at Maebashi Institute of Technology. He has won multiple awards and recognitions such as the JCD Design Award, the Nashop Lighting Award and the Tokyo Designer´s Week Award.
This is a fine example of multi-function furniture by designer John Nouanesing. Calling it the “One To Three For Five (Seconds)”, this giant white cube table can easily split up into a pair of low riding chairs and a red table/foot stool/extra life. How long does this transformation take to complete? Well as the name implies, it takes five seconds and a deep desire to interdimensionalize your surroundings.