Curator: it is wonderful how a piece of paper and its associating graphic can transforms itself into a three dimensional object
This "air container" is a paper container that can be freely reshaped as it encloses air. Depending on how you spread it, you can create various shapes. Because it is paper, it is thin and light, and when it becomes three-dimensional, the form provides the tension and strength to form a container.
Curator: there is an emotional attachment that this set of the sculpture was on the desk of Walter Gropius.
Both sculptures were designed and conceived by Carl Aubock II around 1950. In addition as a paperweight, it can also be used as a hand or foot hand or foot bottle stopper . The hand symbolises a person drowning in a wine bottle or a foot of a person sticking out of it. Humor was always an important approach in the artist’s design and painting. The casts are made from the original casting forms and with the same technique of casting brass in sand. Both objects are part of the most iconic designs of Carl Aubock II.
Curator: these cars are like three dimensional patterns that you can use to create art like installations.
A line of 6 wooden toy cars designed by Dutch designer Floris Hovers. Nowadays it is pretty hard to find toys that leave room for the child's’ imagination, and still do look good. The Duotone cars are inspired by cars of the past but do have that contemporary look where Floris is famous for.
Curator: the random patterns on the mirror surface, as a result of a reactive process is beautifully imperfect.
You can use the tray to place candles or small figurines. The candlelight, will be reflected with the mirror and creates a antique effect in the environment. The antique effect on the mirrors is the result of a reactive process. Each mirror has colour variations and it’s own unique pattern.
Curator: clever leverage of the crystal to exaggerate the colours from the chromatic film to create a mesmerising spectrum of light and colours.
Bring a rainbow into your home! Handmade from heavy crystal, and then treated with a special chromatic film on the underside that exaggerates and distorts crystal’s natural ability to break light into the seven rainbow colours. It can be used as an astray or just as a centrepiece on the table.
Curator: it is a piece of culture and tradition. the seemingly random and irregularity of each pieces gives it a rugged beauty.
In traditional African rituals, a fine bead necklace or beaded piece is treasured because it is thought to impart spiritual energy. With Society taking up a more modern way of life and moving into the cities, many of these traditions have fallen away, together with the old beading techniques and culture.
Curator: this is how you make a puzzle simpler and at the same time harder, loved the concept.
This gradient puzzle is a vibrant way to meditate on colour. The act of putting it together is slow and deliberate, where the colour of each piece is used to locate its proper position.