Object Design League presents Milan Redux!
I’ll be presenting some impressions from the trip, alongside Felicia Ferrone, Helen Maria Nugent, Tim Parsons, Michael Savona, and SAIC MDDO students. Michael Savona will be catering some homemade aperitivo and Shared-Practice will provide espressos for all.
Saturday May 7th, 5pm at:
500 West Cermak Road, Unit 511
Chicago, IL 60608
More info here.
— A nice, grounding quote from 2011 Pritzker Prize Winner Eduardo Souto de Mourafrom his interview with Architect’s Newspaper (by way of Leon Ransmeier).
Drawings of boundaries by Patrick Gavin.
A quick post about TIm Parsons’ Coat Hanger Collection over at the ODL site.
The Jonathan Muecke show opens this Saturday at Volume Gallery in Chicago. Don’t miss it!
Leaving all to interpretation, Open Objects is a comprehensive study of each object’s unique qualities, and dissection of their definition. Muecke’s projects are a reflection of the common forms of design and continue to study the meta-object. His projects demand examination. It is within this confrontation, between viewer and object, that development of new thought on functionality and materiality lives. Utilizing materials such as coal slag, glass sand, carbon fiber and gold foil, each piece removes our limitations of understanding and encourages the viewer to engage and interact, rather than react to the object.
What a Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers 1979
Michael McDonald is workin’ for it.
Ceramic works by Zachary Leener, who says in an interview with You Have Been Here Sometime:
80s designers are incredible for their incomprehensibly hedonistic (and at the same time incomprehensibly serene) appropriation of Bauhaus essentialism. Sottsass was a visionary — all those Italians were totally bananas. I’ve always dug Peter Shire, being a California boy myself. Hopefully someday I won’t wear it so much on my sleeve.
Favorite sign in Milan. Well, one of.
Just revisiting the Street Sweeper Clock by Maarten Baas.