Architecture, Design

‘The End of Sitting’ experiments with the future of the work environment

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The End of Sitting is a large spacial installation on the intersection of art, architecture and science. It’s also the starting point of a test phase that explores the possibilities in a radical change of the work environment. In fact, the entire surroundings of our society is designed for sitting. In the vision of Dutch design studio RAAAF and visual artist Barbara Visser, the chair and the table are no longer the doctrine, but instead they focus on working while standing up. In this installation the visitor is challenged to think of new positions to work, as in leaning or standing against the different modules or even lying down on them. The project came into existence in collaboration with Looiersgracht 60, a new project space in Amsterdam for contemporary art, design and architecture. During the exhibition, Visser will record on film how the audience interacts with the installation.

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People, Photography

People behind perforated screens by Raw Color for Dutch Invertuals

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Invertuals is a photo series created by Raw Color for the group Dutch Invertuals, used as press-material during the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven 2014, all the participants are covered with perforated sheet material. The size of perforations determine the detailing of the person behind each screen. The used materials are steel, aluminum, Mdf en textile. By overlapping the different structures moiré effects have been created.

 Dutch Invertuals is a collective of designers with different disciplines. Dutch Invertuals is a collective of individual designers who are expanding the limits of their profession. Designers with different backgrounds, but with one thing in common: experiment is principal. Initiated and curated by Wendy Plomp the group exhibited several times together during Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven and Salone del Mobiel, Milano. Read More »

Music, Video

Premiering new music discovery Sumera

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There’s a new music revelation and she’s called Sumera. The Dutch singer has been closely working together with Viktor & Rolf, wearing their clothes and accessories on stage. With roots in the Caribbean and Portugal, while growing up in Spain and Germany, she has developed her own unique style. Her music is a fine blend of intriguing pop and dark electro. She has already been asked to open for bands such as Clean Bandit, Dotan, and Marina & The Diamonds. We are honored to premiere an exclusive rendition of her single ‘Wolf’, shot by German filmmaker Bode Brodmüller in a cave on the island of Lanzarote. Watch it below.

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Design

Sticky notes reminiscent of Mondrian

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Whether deliberately or subconsciously, works and styles often have a way of influencing the manners in which we form creations today. Showing the power of design in the idea of presenting new concepts in ways that show respect for its predecessors, this work by PA Design has been developed in a style reminiscent of famous Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. Titled ‘Monde Riant’, this work by Catherine Denoyelle and Assia Quétin adopts the painter’s minimalist and timeless technique and applies it to stationary, with each sticky note block having its own character defined by dimensions and colour. The simplicity is enhanced by the divides in black, replicating the artist’s solid bars.

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People, Photography

Seductive poolside photography by David Hauserman

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As winter is closing in, we need to find other ways to warm ourselves. Cue David Hauserman’s photography of beautiful women in swimwear for C-Heads Magazine. Sun bleached hair, exposed tan lines, and vintage swimwear by Queen Justine Vintage, this series has it all – modeled by Anna Hudson, Bella Smith and Franzi Skaadler. Shot at an outdoor swimming pool, the incredible figures pop out of the screen, their golden skin and hair highlighted by blue skies. Overt sexuality and an easygoing aesthetic of summertime come together in these seductive images.

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