Posts Tagged ‘ Exhibit ’

‘The Diamond Boutique’. By “Creneau International”.


A diamond exhibition has been designed in Maasmechelen Village by Creneau International, and “It is a BEAUT”.  When they were assigned to create a design for a ‘Love the Diamond boutique’, this INCREDIBLE interior instructor gave life to one of the most artistic, colorful, and visually pleasing exhibitions we here at djstormsblog.com have seen to date. 

They started their design with the origin of the diamond: (crystallized) carbon.  Diamonds consist entirely of crystallized carbon. Carbon can only crystallize at extremely high temperatures and pressure; circumstances found 150 kilometers below ground. Crystallized carbon rises to the surface through volcano eruptions, sealed in volcanic rock.

The black rough stone that emerges from the heart of the earth has, after lots of grinding and polishing, a shiny core with many facets and colors. This is exactly what they see in the interior design. The walls are painted black and look like they’ve plastered them with carbon. At the center of the exposition an iridescent volume is shining in an array of colors and facets.  This can not be exemplified by photos.  This is TRULY a sight to behold.

Engraved Wine Chillers By Joe Doucet


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Seeking to create more than just an object, design polymath joe doucet wanted to create a ritual. The series of wine chillers were commissioned by wallpaper for its annual handmade exhibit, and the final products were crafted by Neal Feay Studio in Santa Barbara, California. Placing a chilled bottle of wine inside one of the engraved containers ensures that it remains cool by preventing the loss of cold through convention, conduction and radiation. Based on the wind patterns of cold fronts that move around the globe, the grooved lines on the cases vary in depth as they wrap around the chillers.

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Beautiful Balloon Dresses


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These dresses are made totally from balloons. Daisy Balloon is balloon artist Rie Hosokai and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada. Making the world their stage, this balloon unit travels the globe to exhibit their art.

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The String Theory.


I never took to knitting.  One reason may be that it is accepted that you will have to rip out rows at some point in the process.  This alone drives me up a tree.  I never let perfection be the enemy of the good and knitting just doesn’t work that way.  I’d never have made it on the prairie.  Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe spins a yarn with these exciting sculptures.  Beautiful and precise. Homeboy’s just got a gift.

Louis Vuitton Animal Sculptures.


Louis Vuitton hosted a cocktail party on Monday night at the storied Paris taxidermy store Deyrolle to celebrate the launch of the My Monogram service on Small Leather Goods.  To set the mood, British artist Billie Achilleos transformed the maison’s signature wallets, coin pouches, belts, and bag hardware into a menagerie of animals.  The hardy armadillo, for instance, paid homage to the durability and quality of the leather, while the lively chameleon showed off LV’s wide spectrum of colors.

‘It Came From The Sky’ – The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 2)


In the post “The Emboridered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri (Pt. 1)” I displayed some of the incredible works from Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri.  The works in the last post carried a primarily vintage style, these however, take his talents into the modern realms.  Shifting from his previous project to his current practice, Maurizio says that he is interested in everything a photograph represents. When travelling, he visits flea markets and collects photographs that are later transformed into pieces of art. His portraits maintain the quality of a photograph but then start to become three-dimensional something that prompted him to invent the term: ”photo-sculpture”. It is this three-dimensional element, achieved through embroidery and the form of intervention it brings that transforms the portraits into photo-sculptures.  Maurizio’s career is booming and growing and there is no stopping.  In Baltic, he is going to present 25 small portraits from the past, another 12 new pieces of embroidery and four sculptures. He was fortunate to work with great minds likeAlexander McQueen and Isabella Blow and confesses that he stayed in London because of the people he met.  He was picked up by Charles Saatchi, and exhibited at his gallery in the exhibition Newspeak: British Art Now, an exhibition that received great coverage and media attention.  Check out ‘It Came From The Sky’.

The Embroidered Secrets of Maurizio Anzeri. (Pt. 1)


Maurizio Anzeri, the Italian born artist from the city of Loano is known for his series of eerie portraits or photo-sculptures, (a term used by himself to describe his portraits)  Maurizio’s work will be presented this month at the Baltic  (25 June – 11 October 2011) and will mark his first solo show in a major UK institution. Check out this first gallery of his work.  I’ll be posting up a second later on today.

Cartier Time Art.


Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with Cartier to bring a traveling exhibition called “Cartier Time Art”.  Cartier Time Art is an exhibition that will take visitors “on a journey to the heart of Cartier watchmaking.”  The exhibition unites the largest number of Cartier timepieces ever displayed in public, from its origins through to the present day.

The unique journey offered by the exhibition begins in 1874, displaying 158 vintage pieces from Cartier collection.  Introducing twelve movements and seventeen Fine Watchmaking timepieces, the journey finishes in the present day with the ID-One watch, a concept timepiece which offers a glimpse into the watchmaking future at Cartier.  It will be held at Bellerive Museum, Ein Haus des Museum für Gestaltung Zürich from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, November 6, 2011.

Louis Vuiton: Voyages.


Louis Vuitton may have lost prime advertising space in China when its giant suitcase was torn down in Shanghai, but it is now wooing customers in the hallowed halls of the national museum in Beijing.  The Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition, marking the French fashion house’s 20th year in China — the world’s fastest growing market for luxury goods — features hundreds of canvas trunks and leather handbags dating back to the 1860s.  Louis Vuitton is already the brand of choice for many of China’s increasingly wealthy middle class and analysts said the show in the heart of the capital would help cement its dominance of the country’s high-end market.  The display also reflects a growing trend in China for luxury products to use museums, art galleries and film festivals to promote their brands in the hope of appealing to more sophisticated and well-educated consumers, they said.  Earlier this year, US designer Diane von Furstenberg showed off a selection of her creations at an exhibition called Journey of a Dress in Beijing‘s trendy 798 art district.  The Louis Vuitton show “is quite a clever thing to do because it is a very premium and prestigious setting”, Sam Mulligan, director of Data Driven Marketing Asia in Shanghai, told AFP.  “It suggests history and longevity and being in the business for a long time — all of these things are important in this market.”

Shaun Rein, managing director of China Market Research Group, agreed.  “Louis Vuitton consumers are very interested in buying a brand with long-term heritage… and I think that’s why Louis Vuitton is very smart to partner with the museum.”  The newly refurbished National Museum located across from Tiananmen Square hopes the exhibition will “inspire the domestic cultural design industry”, the People’s Daily website quoted museum deputy director Chen Lusheng as saying.  The glitzy show of trunks and handbags is in stark contrast to the centuries-old bronze vessels and porcelain vases on display in other parts of the museum.  Louis Vuitton, whose products have been promoted by celebrities from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to U2 singer Bono, is no doubt hoping to boost its position in China’s booming luxury sector.  China is forecast to be the world’s top buyer of luxury productssuch as handbags, watches, shoes and clothes by 2015, according to consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers — but analysts say brand loyalty can be fickle.  “Right now Louis Vuitton is the dominant player but they are going to have massive problems in the coming five years” as people start to buy their second or third luxury handbag, said Rein.  “After you’ve bought Louis Vuitton or Gucci, do you go back to Louis Vuitton and Gucci or do you try something different?”

Despite its popularity among well-heeled consumers, Louis Vuitton has run into problems with the authorities.  Workers began dismantling Louis Vuitton’s 20-metre-high suitcase in a busy shopping district of Shanghai last month after the government ruled it breached size restrictions for outdoor advertising, state media said.  Huang Chen — the proud owner of two Louis Vuitton handbags — said the exhibition in Beijing would help Chinese consumers better understand the history of the luxury designer and boost sales.  “Young people will understand why it became a major brand,” Huang told AFP as she toured the show with her 18-year-old daughter.  “The quality is good and they are useful. It is more convenient to use than other bags.”  But the People’s Daily — the ruling Communist Party’s mouthpiece — has criticised the museum for holding the exhibition, saying it was “too commercial”.  “Shouldn’t the National Museum raise its threshold and make its selection stricter when introducing an exhibition?” the newspaper said on its website.  But student Wang Jing, a confessed Louis Vuitton lover, gave the exhibition a big thumbs-up.  “I like the general feel (of the handbags). Even though it is simple on the outside, the inside is detailed. I really want to buy one.”  I’m sure once she saves the money, that is.

The DJ Lair.


‘I got a hot trend tip from a pair of young Italian up-and-comers who recently launched their new brand, Rocket Design. The Milan-based design duo is dedicated to creating original home decor, and they’re fun, funky and functional decor accessories that really crank up the style meter. Here’s a taste of the brand’s first collection; these really cool creations that work as great as they look. Inspired by the rock ‘n roll disco culture this clothes-hanger system, shelf and wine rack will rock your rooms! To see more, visit the Young Designer Book exhibit, held in conjunction with the Milan International Furniture Fair 2011.  But the one display that I appreciated the most was the DJ display.