The design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. The main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas. While the walls form a calm and controlled backdrop for the works of art, the ceiling is more articulated in its expression of this transition. By interchanging luminous and opaque, the ceiling creates a field of ambient and local lighting conditions, forming an organizational element in the exhibition and the living areas.
Ben van Berkel with Arjan Dingsté, Marianthi Tatari and Collette Parras
An interior that needs light is exactly what the Ameba lights were created for. Incredibly versatile, the five individual pieces of the Ameba light can be combined into a large array of combinations. Created for the Barcelona based lighting manufacturer Vibia, these lights bring form to the pleasure of creating your own space. Interlocking features offer the possibility of playing with shapes and light as well as looking splendid.
Spanish de signer Pete Sans designed the Ameba pendant concept calculating the needs of any space. No matter how big or small, one of the 5 light fixtures or a combination of two or more can create a beautiful and contemporary ambient, the range of options going from one single 30 x 50 cm pendant to a composition of over 10 square meters. Interlocking for a better use of space and design, the 5 sections of the lights are wired to each other so no matter how many sections are used, only one j.box is needed in the ceiling.
Designguide.tv visits the Vienna Design Week 2010. In this first episode we take an overview tour of some of our favorite exhibits of the festival. A large collection of italian master designers’ light designs was shown at the Bulb Fiction exhibition at Klaus Engelhorn’s Depot. The work of young studios such as Polka, Driftdesign and Mischer’Traxler was mixed in forming an interesting view on classic and new lighting design.
Influencers is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.
Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
“Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.
Tokyo Designers Week held in Jinu Gaien Shops from October 29th to November 3rd, is celebrating its 25th anniversary since it was launched as a design event that brings together variety of design. The event has become a landmark on the international design calendar, this year will be the biggest exhibition yet as thousands of creators descend on the world’s trendiest capital. Over 100.000 visitors are expected to attend.
The theme from this year is “Environment.” Throughout the event, participating corporations, organizations and independent designers will be introducing new environmental approaches and solutions.