The Moiré Collection by Gabriel Dawe & Mannington Makes Its Debut at NeoCon

                                <em>The following post is brought to you by <a href="http://"  rel="nofollow external noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington</a>. Our partners are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design.</em>
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/moire-collection-gabriel-dawe-mannington-makes-debut-neocon/moire-3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Moire-3-810x750.jpg" alt="The Moiré Collection by Gabriel Dawe &#038; Mannington Makes Its Debut at NeoCon" /></a>
                                We’ve long been fans of the installation work of Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe, who is known for his site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture. This year he’s collaborated with leading commercial flooring surfaces manufacturer <a href="https://www.manningtoncommercial.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Mannington Commercial</a> to release a collection that we think is a match made in heaven. Sought out for his innovative installation work, Dawe brings a fresh energy and perspective to Mannington’s products that are designed to inspire creativity and deliver advanced performance in all types of commercial spaces.
“When people encounter my installations something happens that instead of thinking of what they’re doing, they go to that place almost like going back to being a child and seeing something for the first time,” said Dawe. “It was
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Resident’s ‘Travelling Without Bags’ Installation Launches Their Latest Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/residents-travelling-without-bags-installation-launches-their-latest-collection/resident-travelling-without-bags-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Resident-Travelling-Without-Bags-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Resident&#8217;s &#8216;Travelling Without Bags&#8217; Installation Launches Their Latest Collection" /></a>
                                To mark their first solo show in New York City, New Zealand design brand <a href="https://resident.co.nz/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Resident</a> created a 3,000-square-foot installation to launch their latest collection of furniture and lighting. &#8216;<a href="https://resident.co.nz/news/2018/05/resident-invites-you-to-travelling-without-bags-ne"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Travelling Without Bags</a>&#8216; was curated by New Zealand interior architect Rufus Knight as a series of beautiful spaces in NYC&#8217;s Nolita neighborhood. The experiential gallery will be open the remainder of May for the public, media, and trade, coinciding with NYCxDESIGN.
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Unfinished: The Sculpture of Hugh Hayden

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/unfinished-sculpture-hugh-hayden/hughhayden_whitecolumns_13/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/HughHayden_WhiteColumns_13-810x540.jpg" alt="Unfinished: The Sculpture of Hugh Hayden" /></a>
                                New York-based sculptor <a href="http://hughhayden.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hugh Hayden</a> is extremely careful not to remove the “branches” on his raw material – an act that results in an explosion of form and interpretations. His <a href="https://whitecolumns.org/index.html?s=s" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">debut New York solo show</a> is on view at <a href="https://whitecolumns.org/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">White Columns</a> this month and requires a close look&#8230; carefully.

Brier Patch, 2018 (detail)

Hugh Hayden was one of the break-out stars of the Frieze Art Fair early this month, where White Columns presented his picnic table sculpture created out of fallen Manhattan trees. And now through June 2nd, just a block south of the Whitney Museum, you can see two newer works that benefit from the larger space and fewer crowds.

Brier Patch, 2018

“Brier Patch” is composed of 6 school desks that appear inseparably interwoven by their own outgrowths. Hugh notes his intention to create “visible, unifying space that is at once protective and impenetrable”. His work is absolutely a mix of oppositions: drawing you near while blocking you out, recalling
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Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor

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                                <a href="http://www.radnor.co/material-interiors/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Material Interiors</a> is an installation going on at The Bryant, David Chipperfield Architects’ new luxury building overlooking Bryant Park, presented by <a href="http://www.radnor.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Radnor</a>. The exhibition is taking place during New York Design Month that will launch the inaugural Radnor Made collection and introduce new works by Radnor represented designers.
The space, a two-bedroom residence, is the first residential condominium built on Bryant Park, one of the city’s most iconic green spaces. The exhibition is co-curated by Workstead balancing the functional and the iconic to express a materiality that is grounded in place. For this site-specific installation, Radnor and Workstead wanted to create a fully functional interior that would also respond to the existing details of The Bryant, most notably the distinctive herringbone oak floors and honed terrazzo borders. Photography by Matthew Williams.
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Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/material-interiors-radnor/materialinteriors_radnor_3/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/materialinteriors_radnor_3-810x586.jpg" alt="Material Interiors Exhibition by Radnor" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.radnor.co/material-interiors/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Material Interiors</a> is an installation going on at The Bryant, David Chipperfield Architects’ new luxury building overlooking Bryant Park, presented by <a href="http://www.radnor.co/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Radnor</a>. The exhibition is taking place during New York Design Month that will launch the inaugural Radnor Made collection and introduce new works by Radnor represented designers.
The space, a two-bedroom residence, is the first residential condominium built on Bryant Park, one of the city’s most iconic green spaces. The exhibition is co-curated by Workstead balancing the functional and the iconic to express a materiality that is grounded in place. For this site-specific installation, Radnor and Workstead wanted to create a fully functional interior that would also respond to the existing details of The Bryant, most notably the distinctive herringbone oak floors and honed terrazzo borders. Photography by Matthew Williams.
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/milan-design-week-2018-future-ventura-futura/design_milk_ventura_futura_08/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/Design_Milk_Ventura_Futura_08-810x810.jpg" alt="Milan Design Week 2018: Ventura Future" /></a>
                                Design Milk favorite Ventura Lambrate is no more, and this year <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Ventura Projects&#8217;</a> exhibitions were split across four locations, three of which made up <a href="http://www.venturaprojects.com/ventura-future-2018"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ventura Future</a>, which we set out to explore – here are some of our favorite finds&#8230;
Triangoli is a collection of vases and vessels by Beirut-based designer david/nicolas for Editions Milano – handmade in Italy from blocks of different types of marble to create different colorways and effects. They were inspired by majestic crowns, making them at once serious and playful. On the subject of ‘playful,’ Andrea Maestri’s Ladies and Gentlemen collection is inspired by ‘the bizarre, colorful, hyper decorative world of funfairs and circus.’ This mirror is no exception and is sure to put a spring in your step before you leave the house in the morning. In response to the continuing trend for houseplants ‘Growing plants indoors’ by Dutch design workshop REM
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Cj Hendry’s MONOCHROME Home Features 7 Monochromatic Rooms Designed Around Her Art

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/cj-hendrys-monochrome-home-features-seven-rooms-seven-monochromatic-rooms/foam-foto-2018/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/cj-hendry-monochrome-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Cj Hendry’s MONOCHROME Home Features 7 Monochromatic Rooms Designed Around Her Art" /></a>
                                New York-based <a href="http://www.cjhendry.live/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Cj Hendry</a> has opened her 5th solo exhibition, <a href="https://monochromeprivate.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MONOCHROME</a>, in Brooklyn. The artist, known for her hyperrealistic drawings, is “new to color” after first delving into it in a collaboration with Christian Louboutin. She says:
Color is exciting and sad and frustrating and confusing. Color is all around us, it’s everywhere. Color is not a physical thing, it’s a thing that describes something else. By drawing crumpled colored cards I have given color a physicality and form.
With MONOCHROME, she has given color another physicality and form, one that you can walk through and explore. Each room in the seven-room home was designed around Hendry’s art and features just one monochromatic color. She explains:
People generally buy art as the last item, they find art to match their home. I have become close with my collectors over the years and have noticed how differently they live their
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Happy Places: Raw-Edges Revamps the VitraHaus Loft

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/happy-places-raw-edges-revamps-the-vitrahaus-loft/vitrahaus_loft-raw-edges-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/VitraHaus_Loft-Raw-Edges-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Happy Places: Raw-Edges Revamps the VitraHaus Loft" /></a>
                                Last year <a href="https://www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/vitrahaus"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">VitraHaus</a> enlisted the talents of British designer <a href="https://design-milk.com/jasper-morrisons-ambient-installation-at-vitrahaus/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Jasper Morrison to takeover Level I</a> of their headquarters in Weil am Rhein, Germany. This year, they reached out to London-based Israeli design duo <a href="http://www.raw-edges.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Raw-Edges</a> to revamp the fourth level loft into their <a href="https://www.vitra.com/en-us/news/details/2018-happy-places-by-raw-edges"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Happy Places installation</a>.
The pair created a colorful, happy interior, combining living and workspaces, using an eclectic mix of Vitra and Artek furnishings. The playful results are their vision imagining as if they were living there with their own children, making it important to deck the space out for adults and kids alike.

Photo by marekiwicki

Photos by Lorenz Cugini, except where noted.
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Altered States: A Water-Inspired Take on the Kitchen Island by Snarkitecture + Caesarstone

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/altered-states-water-inspired-take-kitchen-island-snarkitecture-caesarstone/caesarstone-snarkitecture-altered-states-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/02/caesarstone-snarkitecture-altered-states-1-810x497.jpg" alt="Altered States: A Water-Inspired Take on the Kitchen Island by Snarkitecture + Caesarstone" /></a>
                                The kitchen island has become one of the most utilitarian spaces in a home, moving from just a place for cooking to a place to entertain and gather around amongst friends and family. As the first part of their 2018 collaboration, leading quartz manufacturer <a href="http://www.caesarstoneus.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Caesarstone</a> and multi-design practice <a href="http://www.snarkitecture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Snarkitecture</a> have taken the main hub of the home and put it front and center in their <a href="http://www.caesarstoneus.com/newsroom/press-releases/caesarstone-presents-altered-states-by-snarkitecture-at-fuorisalone-2018-milan/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Altered States</a> installation. Inspired by water, a main ingredient in any kitchen, Snarkitecture created four kitchen islands – titled Ice Island, Water Island, Steam Island and Play Island – using Caesarstone surfaces that explore water’s “changing states” in both the kitchen and nature.
Ice Island is composed of 37 topographic layers of Caesarstone’s Vanilla Noir 5100 surface. A sphere of ice serves as a focal point before drawing your eyes towards the layers, colors and textures of the island. Water Island is made with 32
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Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017

                                As 2017 draws to a close, we&#8217;ve revisited this year&#8217;s archives and consolidated the <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/2017-year-in-review/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">most popular posts</a> just in case you missed something. While we&#8217;ve already reviewed the best of each category, we&#8217;ve taken it a bit further and rounded up the best of the best. Take a look to see which post was the overall most read post on Design Milk in 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-of-the-best-top-10-posts-of-2017/agota-rimsaite-panama-banana-100000/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Agota-Rimsaite-Panama-Banana-100000-810x539.jpg" alt="Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/panama-banana-a-quirky-rocking-outdoor-hammock/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Panama Banana: A Quirky, Rocking, Outdoor Hammock</a><br />
Look familiar? This hot pink and wood lounging rocker has appeared in a couple of other Best of posts recently, which is no surprise. It’s a fun rocking hammock that lets you rest and then lets you be active by flipping it over to become a soccer goal.
  1. A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize
    A couple in Seattle made the choice to scale back and simplify their lives so they hired Suyama Peterson
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Best Art Posts of 2017

                                From miniature test tube sculptures to botanical prints to an Instagram-worthy museum dedicated to ice cream, we featured just about every kind of art throughout 2017, all of which kept our eyes visually stimulated. Want to find out which <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/art/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Art</a> posts were the most popular this year? Check out the top 10&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-art-posts-of-2017/wardrobe-snacks-111111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Wardrobe-Snacks-111111-810x600.jpg" alt="Best Art Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/wardrobe-snacks-a-project-inspired-by-diners-lacking-a-table/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table</a><br />
Snack enthusiasts, Pinch Food Design, checked out Wardrobe Snacks, a project inspired by diners eating without the luxury of a table.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

  1. Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
    A look at Tara Donovan’s latest wall sculptures that are composed of THOUSANDS of white styrene cards that are individually stacked, glued, and rotated 90 degrees.
  1. Miniature Test Tube Sculptures By Rosa de Jong
    Micro Matter consisted of multiple upside down glass
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2017 Year in Review: Unframed

                                Every month, Design Milk&#8217;s resident art expert, <a href="http://www.thetwopercent.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Behringer</a>, pounds the pavement of New York City to check out the best gallery exhibits and art shows he can find. Take a visual gander back at the art he covered in our <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/unframed/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Unframed</a> column throughout 2017 – hint: it&#8217;s all incredible.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/2017-year-in-review-unframed/matt_johnson_303gallery_01-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/Matt_Johnson_303Gallery_01-810x810.jpg" alt="2017 Year in Review: Unframed" /></a>
                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/wood-sculpture-matt-johnson/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">This is Wood: The Sculpture of Matt Johnson</a><br />
Matt Johnson presented 4 cardboard boxes, 5 rolls of painters tape, 2 broken styrofoam chunks, and more garbage… that were all 100% carved and painted wood.

marked by stigmata, 2017 (detail)

On Pins: Elliott Hundley’s Epic Collages
We took a look at Elliott Hundley’s manically overwhelming collages, which extended so far off the canvas that they were rightfully called “sculptures”.

Tara Donovan. Detail of “Composition (Cards)” 2017. Photographed by David Behringer. All other images captured by Kerry Ryan McFatey. © Tara Donovan, courtesy of Pace Gallery

Tara Donovan: Vertical Poetry
Tara
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Los Angeles Artist RETNA Waxes Poetic About His Public Art Installation For the New RH West Palm

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/artist-retna-waxes-poetic-about-public-art-installation-for-rh-west-palm/rh-west-palm_retna-mural-installation/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/RH-West-Palm_RETNA-Mural-Installation-810x460.jpg" alt="Los Angeles Artist RETNA Waxes Poetic About His Public Art Installation For the New RH West Palm" /></a>
                                <em>Special report by Jesse Bratter.</em>
It’s an idyllic oasis in the heart of West Palm Beach: Lushly landscaped gardens rich with Medjool date palms; Moroccan-tile fountains signaling the Barista Bar, where the handcrafted donuts are as much of a pick-me-up as the coffee; a sun-drenched Rooftop Restaurant filled with verdant olive trees and ingredient-driven fare; and French-marble and Belgian-blue-limestone floors traveling through the intimate loggias of the ever-so-European Wine Vault. And we haven’t even gotten to the furniture yet. Because it is, after all, a furniture store—the new RH West Palm, The Gallery at CityPlace to be exact. And there are four floors and 80,000 square feet showing the breadth of RH’s collection to prove it, from RH Interiors to RH Modern, Outdoor, Baby & Child, TEEN, and RH’s interior design services and hospitality offerings.

SONNEMAN – A Way of Light for Restoration Hardware

While you wait for your table
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The Best of 2017 Design Miami/

                                For the second year, we headed down to Miami Beach to check out <a href="http://miami2017.designmiami.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Miami/</a>, a well curated show that exhibits contemporary art and design alongside vintage works. It&#8217;s a great place to discover new talent, as well as beautiful work from the past that you might have never seen before. Take a look at 10 of our favorite things at this year&#8217;s Design Miami/.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-best-of-2017-design-miami/designmiami2018-campana-bros-vuitton/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/DesignMiami2018-campana-bros-vuitton-810x594.jpg" alt="The Best of 2017 Design Miami/" /></a>
                                One of the latest pieces in <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/homepage"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Louis Vuitton&#8217;s</a> <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/art/the-objets-nomades"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Objet Nomades</a> collection is the <a href="http://eu.louisvuitton.com/eng-e1/articles/objets-nomades-at-design-miami"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bomboca Sofa</a> from the <a href="http://campanas.com.br/en"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Campana Brothers</a>. The sofa is made up of eight cushions in various shapes that assemble together on a frame to form the blue-toned piece. The shades of blue are a nod to the colors of Miami.

Small Chawan Cabinet, 2014

Salon 94 presented the work of Tom Sachs, including pieces from his Chawan exhibition. Sachs’ has often explored space-related themes in his work, especially NASA, which
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Lasers in a Gallery: Rita McBride’s Particulates

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/lasers-gallery-rita-mcbrides-particulates/rita_mcbride_dia_chelsea_01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/rita_mcbride_dia_chelsea_01-810x540.jpg" alt="Lasers in a Gallery: Rita McBride’s Particulates" /></a>
                                Sixteen high-intensity lasers cut through the misty air of a dark garage in West Chelsea. The latest work by artist <a href="http://www.ritamcbride.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Rita McBride</a> feels like an inter-dimensional wormhole. It&#8217;s beautiful, legitimately dangerous, and it just took Art History to a new level.
Particulates will remain on view in New York at Dia:Chelsea, a former marble-cutting facility, through June. The building looks completely shuttered – enter through the single doorway on the right with the “Danger: Laser Radiation” sign. Besides the lasers, materials are listed as “site-specific particulates, ambient extraterrestrial dust, and water molecules (which I’m pretty sure is just the coolest way to say “regular dust and mist”). I love it.

Rita McBride, Particulates

Rita McBride, Particulates (and me)

Rita McBride, Particulates (detail)

The zig-zagging fence in the room is not to be ignored: It is both legally necessary AND a separate sculpture. Titled Barriers 2017, it consists of
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Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/loop-cos-x-snarkitecture/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/11/loop_cosxsnarkitecture_7-810x607.jpg" alt="Loop Installation by COS x Snarkitecture" /></a>
                                Loop is an installation located at the Gana Art Center in Seoul, South Korea, created in collaboration between <a href="http://cosstores.com/us/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">COS</a> and <a href="http://www.snarkitecture.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Snarkitecture</a>. The installation features four distinct metal tracks that intertwine throughout the white exhibition space. 100,000 marbles introduced one at a time per every five seconds brings the installation to life.
The marbles are formed in white glass, and proceed along 400 meters of track that is constructed in a light blue powder-coated aluminum. Co-founder of Snarkitecture Daniel Arsham states, “Our intention was to create a contemplative environment with Loop – a space that was not immediately understood upon entering. While we wanted the design to be playful, we were mindful of creating a work that provided an escape. It was important to offer a setting and feeling that were completely new and inspiring to visitors.” The COS x Snarkitecture installation is open between 10am-7pm every day at the Gana Art
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Prismverse: An Installation of Geometrical Tessellated Mirror Walls

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                                Artist Chris Cheung, known as <a href="https://www.instagram.com/honhim/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">honhim</a>, and his team, <a href="http://xex.com.hk/works/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">XEX</a>, created a jaw-dropping, immersive installation called <a href="http://xex.com.hk/works/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Prismverse</a> that might make you feel like you&#8217;re living inside a faceted stone. The trippy, audio/visual experience was designed for skincare brand Dr.Jart+ to delight your senses as you enter and walk through the structure that&#8217;s outfitted with walls of tessellated mirrors.
The installation was inspired by how light passes through a brilliant cut diamond and the resulting brilliance that comes through the top of it. The LED floor and the geometric shapes on the walls work in combination to provide an experience like no other, as if you were transported inside of a diamond.
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Jiyoun Kim’s 24 Dokkaebi Stools Are Inspired by Korean Trolls

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                                Metal cylinder seats are about the farthest thing you’d find in a park but creative director Jiyoun Kim of <a href="http://www.jiyounkim.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">JiyounKim Studio</a> has found a place for them in <a href="http://www.hangangartpark.kr/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Hangang Art Park in the city of Seoul</a> with a very fitting, fairy tale-inspired reason. The Hangang Art Park was created by the Seoul government to introduce art into ordinary parks. Four artists including Kim were asked to create installations centered on the topic of <em>suim</em> which means “resting.”
For Kim, he decided to create 24 Dokkaebi Stools. A dokkaebi is the Korean equivalent of a troll in European fairytales except that instead of wreaking havoc, a dokkaebi is a joyful spirit that rewards people for doing good deeds and punishes others for doing bad deeds. The stools are made of stainless steel that have been polished to a mirror finish with eight different colorful gradient tops inspired by the colors
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