Month: May 2011

Marcel Odenbach at the Freud Museum

The Freud Museum in London is celebrating opening it’s doors to the public for 25 years on the 28th July. Part of the quarter centenary celebrations include an exhibition of work by renowned German video artist Marcel Odenbach. Odenbach started out studying Architecture in Aachen from 1974 until 1979 (planning a PhD under the art historian Hans Holländer on traveller’s and explorer’s images of foreign countries). He started to order his thoughts and ideas onto vast lengths of paper and he famously wrapped himself in a 22-metre length of paper, a collage of drawings, texts and sketches, that covered his body from head to toe. Odenbach has since become a well-established and internationally successful video artist, along with other German artists such as Ulrike Rosenbach and Klaus vom Bruch. The exhibition at the Freud Museum is titled Probeliegen, exploring European history with reference to it’s murky past and experiments with the symbols associated with Sigmund Freud’s famous consulting couch. It draws themes from the history of Jews in Germany and includes a study of the …

Stasus

Stasus model in for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Design duo, Stasus, consisting of Matt Ozga-Lawn and James A. Craig, have recently had the below model, Object III – Warsaw Institute of Experimental Film: Editing Facility and Object IX – Warsaw Institute of Experimental Film: Festival Hotel, selected for the Architecture room at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 from June 7th to August 15th. Image: Two Two Oh Four  

Goddesses photographs by Madame Yevonde

Yevonde Middleton, known professionally as Madame Yevonde, was a photographer from the early 20th Century, who was renowned for her vibrant portraits of 1930s society girls and as a pioneer for colour portrait photography. The images posted below are from a series of photographs titled ‘Goddesses’ from 1935, showing well-known subjects posing as mythological characters. Yevonde was born in 1893 and grew up with a father in the manufacturing industry of printing inks, hence her fascination with colour. She apprenticed with Lallie Charles, the leading society portrait photographer of the time, and in 1914, at the age of 21, she set up her own portrait photography business. She slowly developed her own style of photography, moving away from the unfashionable, extravagant and romanticised Edwardian images of women in high collared gowns and big bouquets of fussy flowers, to a softened image with the sitter looking slightly away from the camera. Soon her photographs were being featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and her career reached a head when she was chosen for the official engagement …

Layered Landscapes by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Layered Landscapes by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Nobuhiro Nakanishi is a Japanese artist from Fukuoka, who, after studying an MA in Fine Art Sculpture, has gone on to create these intriguing layered installations, which have been exhibited at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo and the Contemporary Art Centre in Osaka. The photographs of misty landscapes and sunsets are layered up on perspex to create an elongated panorama.

Jody Leach- Compact Furniture

Jody Leach- Compact Furniture

var linkwithin_site_id = 519459; Another favourite from Clerkenwell Design Week yesterday was this compact set of nesting chairs and table, going by the name of ‘Teanest’ and designed by London-based Jody Leach. After studying Industrial Design at Brunel, Jody moved to London to become a product designer and model maker, with this first piece of furniture being put into production this year. His design philosophy is to improve urban modern living and working, and to seek to solve problems where space is at a premium. As described by Kevin McCloud, at Grand Design’s Live this year; “very very nice, very very compact”. Images: Jody Leach

Coca-Cola at The Design Museum

Coca-Cola at The Design Museum

var linkwithin_site_id = 519459; An exhibition display marking the 125th Anniversary of soft drink Coca-Cola is taking place at the Design Museum in London until the 3rd July. On show are vintage glass bottles, design manuals and fountain dispensers, showing how the brand’s visual identity has remained largely unchanged since 1886. Take a virtual tour of the Coca-Cola archives at theverybestofcocacola.com Images: Creative Review

OPUS shop by Paradox Studio

OPUS shop by Paradox Studio

Paradox Studio in Taiwan, have recently completed this shop in Taipei, complete with protruding white wooden blocks to display products and merchandise. The undulating batons display specially crafted hooks for handbags. The bright yellow shapes on the wall create a striking background to the stark white blocks, while the yellow bobbins represent the company’s six distribution cities. Images: Dezeen