“Museo aero solar”, the work of Tomás Saraceno for the Venice Biennale

“Museo aero solar”, the work of Tomás Saraceno for the Venice Biennale

Emanuele D'Angelo · 4 months ago · Design

The Aerocene Foundation assisted by the fundamental contribution of the artist Tomás Saraceno presented a collection of inflatable structures called “Museo Aero Solar”.

Aerocene is an era to live and breathe in; a stateless state, both tethered and free floating; a name for change. Aerocene is an era free from borders and fossil fuels, a common imaginary towards an ethical re-alliance with the environment, the planet and the cosmic/web of life to emerge beyond Anthropocentrism. It is an invitation to change our most harmful attitudes through divergent modes of being to assure an atmosphere of ecological sensitivity and the very possibility of cleaner, brighter futures.

This year’s theme focuses on the reuse of materials, especially plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills or in our beautiful seas. A problem that we all have to face, in fact anyone can build an “Museo Aero Solar” using the set of instructions accessible through this site.

“Museo Aero Solar”, begun in 2007, is an open and growing collection of floating museums built by communities around the world. Reused plastic bags are cut, glued and joined together to create canvases on which personal stories are drawn and written.

An open invitation to everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle, transforming something we will surely have thrown away into an art object. The installation was collectively created by approximately 200 members of the “Aerocene” community.

Read also: “Plasticity”, the installation by Niccolo Casas at the Venice Biennale

Here are all the photos of “Museo Aero Solar” for Venice Biennale 2021.

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At Bun Burgers in Turin it feels like eating in a swimming pool

At Bun Burgers in Turin it feels like eating in a swimming pool

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Design

Some time ago in Milan, at Viale Bligny 19, the Bun Burgers chain opened a new restaurant. Bun Burgers offers a selection of vegan burgers using beyond meat, a meat-non-meat of protein origin, completely vegetable. In addition to taking care of every detail of their gastronomic proposal, Bun Burgers wanted to offer their customers a unique place, completely different from all other fast-food restaurants. That’s why they turned to Spanish architecture firm Masquespacio, founded by Ana Milena Hernández Palacios and Christophe Penasse.
Now, after the success in Milan, Bun Burgers has opened its first point in Turin and could only turn again to Ana and Christophe. 

The entire project started with the three large windows overlooking the street, which provide natural lighting for the space throughout the day. Playing with these elements, the Masquespacio team divided the interior into 3 colours, corresponding to the windows, immediately catching the eye and attention of passers-by. 

In addition to green and pink – also present in the Milan store – blue was also added to create the real gem of this Bun Burgers. The entire right-hand side of the restaurant, thanks to the use of tiles and light blue colours, reproduces what could be the bottom of a swimming pool, and to go along with this illusion the designers decided to add elements such as the classic metal ladders hanging on the walls. The sensation is that of eating while floating. 

If you think that when you eat, the eye also needs its part, then Bun Burgers is the right place for you! 

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The Vitra Panton Chair by Supreme

The Vitra Panton Chair by Supreme

Andrea Tuzio · 4 months ago · Design, Style

After so many years, we’ve learned not to be put off by Supreme‘s collaborations that fall outside of the streetwear and fashion world.

After the one made with smeg, this time the New York skate brand has collaborated with Vitra, a well-known Swiss company based in Basel, which produces furniture and design furniture. To be precise, the object of the collabo is the iconic Vitra Panton Chair, designed in 1959 by Danish designer Verner Panton, the chair in question has caused a stir in the design world thanks to its monolithic structure in rigid polyurethane.

For the drop 15 of Spring/Summer 2021, Supreme has created a commercial directed by American director Hype Williams he has worked with the likes of LLCool J, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and many others – pre present this piece of design arch from the aesthetic of the brand founded by James Jebbia in 1994.

The video shows the professional dancer and choreographer Taylor Terry dancing to the notes of a rock song on the Supreme / Vitra Panton Chair, showing its unique and inimitable design.

If you plan on trying to take it home get ready because the retail price of the Supreme / Vitra Panton Chair will be $2,600 and will be released on June 21 on Supreme’s web shop.

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The new “All-Black” collaboration between Rick Owens and Birkenstock

The new “All-Black” collaboration between Rick Owens and Birkenstock

Andrea Tuzio · 4 months ago · Style

Rick Owens and Birkenstock are back together for a new collaboration for Spring/Summer 2021. This represents the third joint venture between the American designer and the German brand founded in 1774 and specialized in the production of the unmistakable sandals.

This new collaboration sees three of Birkenstock’s most famous and beloved silhouettes reworked by Rick Owens: the Arizona, Boston and Rotterdam.
All three models will be available in black leather, plus there is an extra version of the Boston and Arizona in iridescent foiled leather.

Speaking about the project, Rick Owens stated: “…I wanted everything in black — black leather, black patent leather and all-black hardware. In a busy, chaotic and garish world, black provides a clean and crisp graphic formality to my eyes. I think everything I have ever learned was from Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille. Black and white imagery seen through a vintage film texture patina, stories of vice versus morality and the glamour of the period in which they were filmed. I always imagined those apostles dragging their robes through dusty temples wearing Birkenstock sandals…”.

The new collaboration between Rick Owens and Birkenstock will be available starting tomorrow, June 4 on the Rick Owens web store and at birkenstock.com/1774.

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NIGO has designed a public toilet in Tokyo

NIGO has designed a public toilet in Tokyo

Andrea Tuzio · 4 months ago · Design, Style

he incredible eclecticism and creative talent of NIGO was not discovered today.
The Japanese designer, whose real name is Tomoaki Nagao, over the years has put together a series of successes in every possible field becoming a reference point and icon of pop culture.

NIGO

Founder and creator of A Bathing Ape, Billionaire Boys Club, Ice Cream Footwear and Human Made, original member of the Stüssy International Tribe, DJ and music producer, NIGO is the epitome of what it means to be influential and decisive when it comes to charting the course of coolness.

City of Tokyo and Nippon Foundation have realized the project “THE TOKYO TOILET”, which consists in the design of public toilets in the Japanese capital and precisely in the most famous district of the city, that of Shibuya.

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The one realized by NIGO is located in Harajuku, the fashionable and young district of Tokyo, and is a building with a minimal, clean and retro aesthetic, in total contrast with the skyscrapers that surround it. The entire realization of NIGO’s public toilet focused on comfort and ease of access and use, two fundamental elements for a public restroom. 

The toilet looks a lot like a small house, with a brown roof, white walls, and mint green window and front door frames. 

Some of the sixteen designers involved in “THE TOKYO TOILET” project are: Sosuke, Mark Newson, Kazu Sato, Kashiwa Sato, Tomohito Go, Miles Pennington and Junko Kobayashi.
Currently, eight public toilets have already been opened to the public while the remaining nine are expected to be completed by the end of March 2022.

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