An entrance pavilion for Design Miami/ 2012, Drift creates an unexpected moment within the context of the familiar white vinyl tent, reformulating the material to create a floating environment. Inflated tubes are bundled together to create a topographical landscape in suspension: an ascending mountain above and an excavated cavern below. These long cylinders are arranged vertically to infill the area of the entrance courtyard, and then lifted to create areas of circulation and rest for the visitors entering and exiting the structure.
Filtered light passes between the tubes of the inverted landscape creating a space both interactive and contemplative. Apertures in the canopy above frame views of the Miami sky and allow natural light and fresh air into the interior. The lightness of the floating tubes underscores the mass of the enormous installation, visible from a distance of several blocks. Drift identifies the entrance courtyard as a site of activity and design. The rising landscape becomes a beacon for visitors approaching Design Miami/ while the excavated cavern presents a moment of exploration before entering the fair.
Photos by Markus Haugg.
A pop-up shop for Odin New York’s fragrance collection, this temporary retail installation created an unexpected moment embedded within an East Village storefront. The entire shop was formed by a landscape of 1,500 matte white gypsum cement replicas of Odin’s distinctive glass fragrance bottle. Suspended within a white shell, the matte white ghost bottles cascaded in a wave from the ceiling at the front window toward the floor at the mirrored back wall. A smaller landscape of bottles rose from the floor, as a display for the only dark objects in the space – Odin’s fragrances and their black packaging. The dark brown glass fragrance bottles were backlit and indented into the smooth white displays that spilled out from the Odin boxes. Appearing as soft amorphous forms, the displays revealed themselves as the same hard white gypsum cement as the ghost bottle replicas.
OBI is the screen made of the bamboo, which designed for the exhibition of AODJ which sends Japanese creativity worldwide. By using traditional skill “Shinshibari” which was used when we dry cloths, it gets flat smooth surface. This large size screen is supported only by their tension which is made by the sticked bamboo round bar attached the needle to both ends into cloth while bending. This stracture is easy to set up and enable to replace to other places by knocking down.
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