“Designers should contemplate the void that surrounds objects, the space between objects, and the relation between those objects. I believe furniture - chairs, tables, lights etc. - could be like a constellation of stars, and we could make lines to connect them three-dimensionally and thereby construct a specific story, As a designer, I believe it is a task to create the stories. To realize the concept effectively, I try to create a maximum impact with minimum use of material.”
Snowballing Doorway by Alex Schweder
Vinyl and Fan Blown Air13’-9” x 15’-0” x 10’-0”, 2008
“Sited in an extant aperture of a roll up door, two forms of the same size pass air back and forth all day long. As one arch inflates the other collapses and air to fill the engorging arch is sucked from the other. The two arches are in mirrored orientation, participants can pass through the bottom arch until it becomes volatile and the upper up-side-down arch starts to displace its counterpart.”
‘The High Line, New York’ by Elizabeth Diller
Image @ Iwan Baan
The Serpentine Gallery is having its sixth weekend-long marathon art event. This year’s topic is the ‘Garden Marathon’, exploring the creative connections between design and the natural world. The idea for the event was conceptually derived from the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor.
50 international designers, architects, landscape architects and artists will participate in the event. They will each, in different ways, explore the literal and metaphorical importance of the garden either through spatial, urban, or scientific methods. Poets and writers will be present their workthrough a series of readings, exploring the significance of these themes.