I was lucky enough to be at Sudeley Castle on Saturday night for the opening night of Reconstruction #3, The Artists Playground. Leading international artists and designers including Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Zaha Hadid and Lawrence Weiner have been specially commissioned to take part in this major new exhibition based on the theme of play held at Sudeley Castle, from 1 June — 31 October 2008.
The piece that stood out for me though was Tom Dixon’s 1000 Years of Play. The collection included five pieces of outdoor furniture, including this swing chair. A stunning piece of design influenced by industrial form and mechanism, this piece is made from 30mm flame cut steal. Absolutely magnificent.
From what I know there’s no website for the event up yet but I will update when I find one. For now just check out the Tom Dixon site.
- M/M (Paris) and the ongoing conversations that define its practice
- Mari Kanstad Johnson's wonderful work picks apart complex narratives
- Bradley Pinkerton’s projects combine handmade gestures with scanned-in textures
- Roberts Rurans uses acrylic paint to add depth and warmth to his illustrations
- The prodigal return of “iconoclastic” artist Danny Fox
- Jump into the world of Ben Jones’ post-internet, psychedelic paintings
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books