Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Chanel No 5
al Sabah Gallery show on Icon meets Icons, East meets West, in Kuwait until the 26th of April 09.
The product is a small size perfume bottle transformed into an art object.
The exercise can look futile until you wonder who is behind each bottle.
It then opens up (thanks to the web window to the world) to a series of designers who might be far away from Ms Chanel, but has accomplished notable works in their fields and their search.
Check out a few names:
Based upon: (takes the time to question the root of a creative idea and goes beyond pretending by giving tribute to where all it came from) http://www.basedupon.co.uk/
Arik Levy: http://www.ariklevy.fr/
Martin Baas: (the plastic chair in wood is by far the best use of that popular design that pollutes the world) http://www.maartenbaas.com/
Tom Dixon: http://www.tomdixon.net/
Pieke Bergmans: (uses crystal melted on objects, foam melted on things, design virus...) http://www.piekebergmans.com/
Pepe Heykoop: (His graduation lamp, an interactive unusual object is named "lightness of being") http://www.pepeheykoop.nl/index.html
The list is not exhaustive.. if you ever go to the gallery, pick another name and fly on the design web...
Posted by sarah at 00:18