Daniel Arsham launches sculptural sink for Kohler and other news – SURFACE
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October 27, 2021
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Daniel Arsham launches sculptural sink for Kohler
Daniel ArshamThe practice of ruminating often in time. In particular, the prolific New York artist reshapes today’s most recognizable cultural objects as archaeological artifacts discovered a thousand years from now in states of decay and decay. A furniture collection, in which he attributed his iconic fossilized visuals to everyday objects such as Jeanneret chairs and eclectic, multi-colored chairs that mix disparate shapes and colors, quickly followed. His latest project, a sculptural sink for Kohler, takes this permanent dialogue over time to the next level.
Called Rock.01, the sink features a 3D printed vitreous china pebble-shaped sink that sags over a hand-cast brass “rock” marked with a patina obtained through a process of forced coercion. According to Arsham, the sink channels the weather-worn stones strewn along the beach near his house on Long Island. “It’s literally the new that builds on the old,” he says. “I find it incredibly poetic. Made possible by Kohler’s relationship with The Art Lab Studio, a marketing consultancy and artistic partnership of Sana Rezwan, the sink will be on display at Design Miami / 2021 and will be available for purchase thereafter in a series. limited to 99.
The Heralded Le Dôme de Bordeaux launches a new holistic cellar
Blending into the bucolic landscape of Bordeaux, whose patchwork of 18th-century cathedrals, neoclassical architecture and medieval villages has earned it a UNESCO World Heritage List, Le Dôme is the most recent addition to the The region’s world-class wine scene.
Located in Saint-Émilion in a tree-lined avenue, the London firm Home + Partners designed a circular installation below in harmony with the terrain for Jonathan Maltus’ cult wine brand. Under a sloping roof covered with terracotta tiles, visitors sample the label’s highly sought after and hard-to-find Cabernet Franc blends while enjoying 360-degree views of the enveloping vineyards and the winemaking process through a central atrium on the ground floor. Earthy tones and natural oak furnishings imbue the space with warmth and nod to the surrounding hills, but the piece de resistance is the decagonal oculus at the top of the building which allows sunlight to enter. .
Thrill seekers can now climb the side of 30 Hudson Yards, a 1,300-foot-high skyscraper.
The Edge at Hudson Yards in New York City may be one of the tallest airbridges in the world, but those looking for an extra rush of adrenaline can now make the side of the building bigger. City Climb at Edge, which claims to be the world’s tallest outdoor building ascent, offers the very brave a chance to climb a series of outdoor platforms and stairs along the crown of 30 Hudson Yards, which s ‘stands 1,300 feet tall. For those wondering, safety is indeed a priority: everyone receives a full briefing, and the guides tie up each participant with two cables attached to a trolley. The adventure, which lasts just under two hours, will cost $ 185, but you’ll walk away with a video of the feat and maybe a new perspective.
Heritage work boot brand Blundstone is launching long-awaited vegan style.
Blundstone’s heirloom boots have long been a favorite with artists and designers looking for durable workwear. After customers started asking for a vegan style on social media, the Tasmanian-based brand entered a four-year development period to produce their best-selling Chelsea 550-style boots using vegan leathers. The result, made of a water-resistant and anti-bacterial material in black or brown, closely mirrors the original and has been tested up to 150,000 flex cycles to ensure top-notch durability.
Lexus partners with Germane Barnes for an immersive installation at Design Miami /.
Returning as automotive sponsor of Design Miami /, Lexus is teaming up with designer Germane Barnes and the University of Miami for an immersive installation to explore the brand’s vision for the future. The collaborative project will use the LF-Z Electrified concept car as a point of inspiration to explore the potential of an electrified, carbon-neutral and human-centered future on the horizon. “We are thrilled to show the world the potential the future holds both through exploration of Lexus’ next-generation vehicle and through the talent, energy and vision of the next generation of designers. who are working with me on this project, ”Barnes said in a statement. A dynamic digital experience will complement the physical installation.
Sydney offers an ambitious public swimming pool in the city’s famous harbor.
Clover Moore, the mayor of Sydney, commissioned Australian firm Andrew Burges Architects (ABA) to revitalize the city’s famous harbor with an accessible swimming pool in an effort to provide residents with a place to cool off during hot summers. “Swimming in the harbor is not a pipe dream. Cities are turning to their assets as natural ports rather than building more infrastructure ”, Moore wrote in a pitch which was adapted from his speech at the recent Sydney Water Innovation Festival. The plan would also spearhead a conservation effort: “This vision is based on improving water quality,” Moore added. “Parts of our port are polluted and cleaning up these waterways so that they can be used for recreation and to improve biodiversity will require cooperation between all levels of government. “
Miami Worldcenter’s Legacy Tower could become the first Covid-ready tower.
Can skyscrapers be ready for Covid? According to Kobi Karp, the architect behind the Legacy Tower at Miami WorldcenterThe answer is a resounding yes. The skyscraper will house residences, a hotel and a ten-story medical center equipped with technologically advanced services, including a diagnostic laboratory test room, operating theaters and MRI scanners. Whenever the next pandemic strikes, its residents will be safe with plenty of ventilators and medical gases that will greatly facilitate their shelter in place.
Skims and Fendi are launching a capsule collection of bottoms and bodysuits with logos.
In the wake of Kim Jones’ Fendace collaboration with Donatella Versace, a logo fever dream manifested through a line of shirts, handbags, dresses, and more, the British designer and artistic director of Fendi is teaming up with Kim Kardashian’s clothing brand, Skims. The collection blurs the lines between underwear, sportswear and apparel, and includes stockings, sports bras, mini dresses and jumpsuits emblazoned with the Fendi monogram. The limited edition version will launch on November 9.
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