“Anónima” means anonymous, the chosen term by Carmen M. Castañeda Díaz to express a concept of work behind her own name. It is a concept based on Haute Couture embroidery, artistic experimentation, and the recovery of craft techniques. Estudio de un cuadrado 2.0 series integrates Anónima by cm’s work and concept, by exploring the memory…Read more "Estudio de un cuadrado 2.0: Anónima by Carmen M."
Kalpa Art Living is a philosophical concept of art located in the inspiring centre of the city of Volterra and in the breathtaking art retreat of Borgo Pignano, Italy. These galleries beautifully embrace wabi-sabi‘s spirit where nature, culture and intellect breathe together. We had the chance to talk with Kalpa Living’s creator, the multidisciplinary artist Olga…Read more "Q&A with Kalpa Art Living in Volterra, Tuscany"
It’s Now or Näver is a project developed by Swedish textile designer Emma Dahlqvist that investigates different ways of applying textile design to birch bark. Through processes of material manipulation, such as laser cutting, origami, and pleating, the birch bark, originally a solid and rigid material, is reinvented and transformed into a soft and dynamic textile.…Read more "It’s Now or Näver by Emma Dahlqvist"
Cecilia Levy creates sculptures, objects, and installations, using paper from old books. Her work material often reveals traces from the passage of time as well as marks from previous readers. These ‘used’ elements all contribute to the expression of her final paper objects: three-dimensional sculptures merging different stories while creating their own narrative. The Beginning…Read more "Paper Objects by Cecilia Levy"
Mayice is a multi-disciplinary studio with its headquarters in Madrid founded by architects Marta Alonso Yebra and Imanol Calderón Elósegui in 2014. Over recent years they have worked on interior design projects and objects that have been exhibited at the design weeks of cities such as New York, London, and Milan. For their creations, they…Read more "Buit x Gandia Blasco by Mayice Studio"
Inspired by human feelings of fragility, sensibility, and imperfection, Wenqi Liu plays with materials and techniques to develop unexpected artworks with porcelain and textile. In all of her works, she integrates her skills of textile design into her work as a ceramist and lets us discover her delicate collection of ceramic textures explored through different…Read more "Ceramics by Wenqi Liu"
Working between Barcelona and the Canary Islands, Octavio Barrera is a Canary born designer with a special interest in primary materials and creative explorations. His ‘Azorean Loop’ project, represents an exploratory journey in the Azorean Islands, Portugal, where Octavio Barrera revalues the souvenir model through the landscape and crafts of the place itself. As he mentions, this project…Read more "Azorean Loop by Octavio Barrera"
Copperglass is a series of glass objects designed by Silva Sancho, a young Portuguese designer with a strong interest in materials and their boundaries. This collection constitutes the result of a material challenge involving Glass and Copper – copper wires used as subtle color notes in clear transparent glass. The Beginning Silva Sancho: I must…Read more "Copperglass series by Silva Sancho"
Cambio (meaning ‘change/exchange’ in medieval Latin cambium) is the name of Formafantama‘s latest exhibition at Serpentine Galleries in London. This exhibition represents a sample of an ongoing investigation made by the Italian duo Formafantasma about the extraction, production, and distribution of wood products. As referred by Serpentine Galleries, the title of this exhibition ‘also references…Read more "Formafantasma | Cambio at Serpentine Galleries"
Guido De Zan is a Master of Ceramics who has been developing his craft since 1975, time when he began his research in the field of ceramics. Using mainly stoneware and porcelain, Guido creates both sculptures and functional objects strongly influenced by Japanese and of Northern European aesthetics. There is a feeling of serenity and…Read more "Ceramics by Guido De Zan"