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Current Exhibitions - Summer 2016Exhibitions

Posted by Admin Jul 15, 2016 13:42:16

Blog imageAutonomous Rex – a speculative architectural project from 2006 which envisions a radical extension to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, is included in Vitra Design Museum's travelling survey of the Bauhaus.

The exhibition titled The Bauhaus #itsalldesign is curated by Jolanthe Kugler and offers a contemporary reading of the historical institution.

Catalogue available HERE.

Exhibition dates:
01/04/2016 – 14/08/2016, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
14/10/2016 – 07/01/2017, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel


Gallery Elle has partnered with Armel Soyer to present Zurich’s only gallery dedicated to contemporary design.

The space located at Mommsenstrasse 18, opened on May 19th with a group show that includes Blue Milk.



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Current and Recent ExhibitionsExhibitions

Posted by Admin Apr 01, 2016 13:58:50

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03/2016 – 08/2016
Splice presented at Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design.
Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona.
http://www.cccb.org/en/

10/2015 – 02/2016
Splice presented at Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.
http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/en/

Travelling exhibition curated by Amelie Klein with Okwui Enwezor as consulting curator.


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03/2016 – 04/2016
Blue Milk, presented by Galerie Armel Soyer at Pavilion of Art & Design, Paris.
https://www.pad-fairs.com/paris/en/


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12/2015 – 02/2016
Shwisty presented at Maker Maker exhibition, part of the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen.
http://en.szhkbiennale.org/

Curated by Benjamin Ward.



ShwistyShwisty, 2015

Posted by Admin Mar 07, 2016 15:10:45

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Shwisty, Mild Steel, 2015
760 x 1510 x 2740 mm / 29.92 x 59.45 x 107.87 in
910 x 1830 x 2740 mm / 35.83 x 72.05 x 107.87 in (Including net)


Shwisty
is a participatory surface designed for public use and engineered for both indoor and outdoor settings, part of a series in which compact functional planar surfaces are derived from folded continuous loops. Its multipurpose nature lends the table to work, play and relaxation depending on the number of users at a given time.

The design is formed of planar sheet steel constructs – 5mm in thickness, which create dichromatic structural supports and playing surfaces. Diachromatism is introduced as topological markers to describe the trajectory and structural interdependence within each group of planar surfaces, resulting in the combination of pattern and function. An approach inspired by a range of sources notably Hank Willis Thomas’s photograph Crossroads as well as Peter Doig’s painting Ping Pong.

The construction incorporates manufacturing technologies and processes available in Shenzhen with a view towards deploying the work in other cities – one per continent. In addition to adapting design to each site of installation, local fabrication expertise will be utilized as a means to produce a range of unique results within the series. In this instance, the constituent parts are cut offsite with assembly and finishing carried out onsite.

Commissioned on the occasion of the 2015 Bi-City Biennale in Shenzhen, and deployed at Maker Maker in order to create an active surface where play and relaxation are not only encouraged; they coexist within the site of an exhibition.

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Photos Chaos Zhang, courtesy UABB (SZ).


FT Review of ‘Making Africa’ at the Guggenheim Museum BilbaoPress

Posted by Admin Nov 19, 2015 18:08:21

Splice is featured in the Financial Times review of 'Making Africa' at the Guggenheim Bilbao.
Blog imageBlog imageCaroline Roux. “Africa: The Connected Continent.” Financial Times, Life & Arts, November 7, 2015

PDF copy available to download via link below:


Please visit www.ft.com/making-africa for slideshow accompanying the review.



Autonomous Rex and Short Contribution Featured in Vitra’s Bauhaus CatalogueBooks

Posted by Admin Nov 17, 2015 11:24:02

The illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanying Vitra’s survey ‘The Bauhaus itsalldesign’ is available to purchase online.
Blog imagehttp://shop.design-museum.de/en/Publications/Das-Bauhaus-allesistdesign.html

Edited by Mateo Kries and Jolanthe Kugler, the catalogue includes contributions by Lord Foster, Jasper Morrison, Joseph Grima, with essays by Arthur Rüegg and Jan Boelen, among others.
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Video Tour of Pavillon de l’Esprit NouveauPress

Posted by Admin Nov 17, 2015 11:18:27

Wonderfully tongue-in-cheek video tour of PDLEN starring model turned real estate broker Trish Goff.

Blog imageFelix Burrichter. “Pavillon de l’Esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home.” Episode 187, W Magazine Fashion Films, November 6, 2015
http://video.wmagazine.com/watch/trish-goff-swiss-institute

BULGY Inverted / Acoustic StoriesPress

Posted by Admin Oct 20, 2015 13:53:23

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Installation Detail, BULGY Inverted at Design Miami/Basel 2015
Photo, Fred Biver

Acoustic Stories, a new feature on fakeormistake photo blog features audio interview covering BULGY Inverted following its DMB 2015 presentation by Galerie Armel Soyer.

Fred Biver. “Histoires Acoustiques – Ifeanyi Oganwu | Expand Design LTD.” fakeormistake, June 2015
http://fakeormistake.net/frdbvr-photography/histoires-a-tiroirs-acoustiques/



PDLEN Press Reviews. Part 1Press

Posted by Admin Oct 12, 2015 11:59:42

Blog imageDetail, BULGY Inverted at Swiss Institute.
Photo Sasa Stucin, courtesy Soft Baroque.

The reviews are in for 'Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau' at Swiss Institute.

Coverage spans Alldayeveryday’s extensive 3-part feature which includes a curator interview as well as others with some of the designers exhibited through to TL Magazine, Wallpaper and Purple.

"Maybe this is contemporary design’s fifteen minutes?" Asks W Magazine's Kat Herriman in writing about the exhibition. Please see below for more.

Kat Herriman. “Just Innovate. Felix-Burrichter Makes His Curatorial Debut.” W Magazine, September 23, 2015
http://www.wmagazine.com/culture/2015/09/felix-burrichter-swiss-institute/

Adrian Madlener. “Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau at Swiss Institute.” TL Magazine, September 29, 2015
http://tlmagazine.com/pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-at-swiss-institute/

Brook Mason. “Modern Spirit: The Swiss Institute Gives Corbusier Icon a Millennial Twist.” Wallpaper, October 5, 2015
http://www.wallpaper.com/design/swiss-institute-millennium-twist-on-le-corbusier-icon

“2nd Edition ‘Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home’ Curated by Felix Burrichter at the Swiss Institute, New York.” Purple Magazine, October 9, 2015
http://purple.fr/diary/2nd-edition-pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-a-21st-century-show-home-curated-by-felix-burrichter-at-the-swiss-institute-new-york/

“PAVILLON DE L'ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home. Part 2: A Physical Experience.” Alldayeveryday, September 23, 2015
http://www.alldayeveryday.com/articles/a-21st-century-show-home/a-physical-experience#article



Pavillon de L’Espirit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home at the Swiss Institute, New YorkExhibitions

Posted by Admin Oct 12, 2015 11:19:43

Blog imageBULGY Inverted, 2014

Blog imagePDLEN, Installation View


BULGY Inverted is featured in the Swiss Institute’s Annual Architecture and Design Series: 2nd Edition.

The exhibition titled “PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home,” is curated by Felix Burrichter and revisits Le Corbusier’s 1925 project to propose radical domestic environments for the 21st century.

The show takes a critical view on technology and domesticity assembling works by over 30 designers in a conceptual show home designed by Shawn Maximo where visitors are transported to virtual environments also by the architect.

PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU: A 21st Century Show Home
Curated by Felix Burrichter
September 25 – November 8, 2015
Exhibition essay by Carson Chan available via:
https://www.swissinstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Exhibition-Essay-Carson-Chan.pdf

For additional details and installation views please visit:
https://www.swissinstitute.net/exhibition/swiss-institute-annual-architecture-and-design-series-second-edition-pavillon-de-lesprit-nouveau-a-21st-century-show-home-curated-by-felix-burrichter/


Photos by Daniel Pérez, courtesy Swiss Institute.



The Bauhaus #itsalldesign at the Vitra Design MuseumExhibitions

Posted by Admin Oct 12, 2015 11:13:55

Blog imageBlog imageAutonomous Rex, 2006

Autonomous Rex – a speculative architectural project from 2006 which envisions a radical extension to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, is included in Vitra Design Museum's broad survey of the Bauhaus.

The exhibition titled 'The Bauhaus #itsalldesign' is curated by Jolanthe Kugler and offers a contemporary reading of this historical institution.

The Bauhaus #itsalldesign
Curated by Jolanthe Kugler
September 26, 2015 – February 28, 2016

The show travels to Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn in Spring 2016.

For additional details please visit:
http://www.design-museum.de/en/exhibitions/detailseiten/bauhaus.html



Blue Milk featured in Departures MagazinePress

Posted by Admin Oct 12, 2015 11:07:51

Blue Milk is featured in Dan Rubinstein's editor's letter published in Departures Home + Design Fall 2015 Issue.

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Dan Rubinstein. “Out of (and Into) Africa.” Departures, Home + Design, October 2015
Feature available to download via link below:


Additional slideshow accompanying feature viewable via link below -http://www.departures.com/lifestyle/home-design/african-designs-new-wave



Making Africa Exhibition CatalogueBooks

Posted by Admin Aug 03, 2015 15:07:41

Illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanying ‘Making Africa’ available to purchase online
http://shop.design-museum.de/en/Publications/Making-Africa-A-Continent-of-Contemporary-Design.html

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Edited by Amelie Klein and Mateo Kries, the publication includes contributions by Okwui Enwezor, Koyo Kouoh and Edgar Pieterse, among others.

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