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Junya Ishigami On Designing The Serpentine Pavilion 2019

The Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures which interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the Serpentine Pavilion 2019, open to the public from tomorrow. Ishigami’s design takes inspiration from roofs, the most common architectural feature used around the world. The design is made by arranging slates to create…

The CSM Material Futures 2019 Graduates You Should Know

Through collaboration, research and blurring the worlds of craft, science and technology, Central Saint Martin’s MA Material Futures graduates look beyond existing boundaries to anticipate our future needs, desires and challenges for the 21st century. Coming from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, this year’s cohort traverse fields including fashion, architecture, communication, textile, critical, digital and speculative…

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Interview: Jeweller Joanne Burke On Adapting Ancient Symbols...

British-born, Italy-based jeweller Joanne Burke’s eponymous label grew from a desire to create her own enchanting world. Having long been an avid collector of antique jewellery, she started making pieces for herself that were quickly in demand from friends and family. Following eight-years in the US, the self-taught jeweller found herself in Rome. The influence…

Interview: Gallerist Stephan Tanbin Sastrawidjaja On Establi...

Founded in 2013 by Stephan Tanbin Sastrawidjaja, London-based gallery Project Native Informant has garnered a reputation for platforming a diverse and progressive roster of artists through inventive exhibitions and events. Sastrawidjaja earned his PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University, going on to commence an internship at Paula Cooper Gallery. After working for two private…

Interview: Alex ‘Millinsky’ Daillance On The Sto...

Designer Alexandre ‘Millinsky’ Daillance launched his label NASASEASONS in 2014, when he was just 16 years old. His work blends together thoughtfully embroidered designs paired with bold, creative statements, championing an ethos that exemplifies both playfulness and pragmatism. Born and raised in Paris, he moved to the US to attend Wesleyan University in Connecticut, expanding…

 

The Long Overlooked Female Artist Who Made Everything From Fireplaces To Sandals

Born in 1925, artist Valentine Schlegel developed her extraordinarily diverse creative practice between Paris and Sète, a port city in southeastern France. Having mastered several techniques over decades, Schlegel prolifically produced her distinctively sculptural versions of everyday objects, including wooden serving utensils, ceramic vases, leather bags and sandals, and, perhaps most spectacularly, her undulating plaster…

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