wednesday evening I attended at the book launch of london-based multi-disciplinary art and design practice troika.
conny freyer, sebastien noel and eva rucki have found troika after their studies at the royal college of art. and now they have published a book about designers, artists and technologists who work on the filthy boarders between these 2 disciplines. the lucky ones at the launch could have bought the book for 23 pounds. what a bargain! and I have even heard some people calling the book the bible.
london designer sebastian bergne is exhibiting his new designs for wine consumption at the aram gallery. he is known for design you would put into the category of industrial design. he worked for companies such as authentics, habitat and vitra. but in the current show called cru he plays with cork and makes me wanna have a glass of wine.
corked 4 – trousers glass
I have been at the somerset house here in london. there is an exhibition called ‘wouldn’t it be nice… wishful thinking in art and design’, exploring the common ground between design and art. (ok.. another ‘what’s the difference between design and art’ expo, but isn’t that what creatives do these days. isn’t everything melting together?)
the carcanapé by design duo bless was my favourite. a leather couch in the shape of a car, filled with foam. in my opinion they could have called it ‘carnapé’..
comfort for all pit babes
yeah, london. I kinda like this city. I am here since wednesday. I am enjoying myself and the people around me. some ‘blog able’ things are coming soon..
I choose for the titel because the german word for mirrow ball is ‘diskokugel’. that means ‘disco ball’.
robert lutz alias kalaman is a german artist from cologne. he was one of the other creatives who were exhibiting at the shopstop event last weekend in maastricht, netherlands. he is doing miscellaneous things with these little mirror pieces. what can I say.. I like the ‘disco ladder’.
vera berg and petra kather are a fashion label. they launched berg & kather during their studies. vera graduated this year. petra in 2006. both at the academy maastricht. last weekend they were presenting their clothing at the shopstop shop in the old wyckerpoort shops in maastricht, netherlands.
vera berg and petra kather in their temporarily (just for that weekend) showroom in maastricht
my internship at dezeen, design and architecture magazine, is over since yesterday. all the fun of reading about design and designers, resizing images, copying, pasting, putting a story together is over – a quoting of my colleague (ok, ex colleague) rose etherington. she thinks that I won’t miss this at all (that was her british humor). but I already do.
3 months of good and various experiences are lying behind me. I’ve meet a lot of people, spend a lot of time at marcus fairs and rupinder boghal’s house, meet their beautiful children (I wanna marry jordi, his son. but I have to wait 14 years. he is just 4 right now!) and learned how it is to be a part of the design circus. thanks for everything and especially for giving me the chance to be a part of your work.
see my previous story about the dezeen office