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.
- Brian Griffin's haunting new photography book documents paths that led to the Holocaust
- Japanese designer Tadashi Ueda is back with some ambiguously playful posters
- Great design redressing scuzzy skate aesthetics for new totally rad boardsports mag
- Eric Shaw's abstract looped paintings start as digital sketches
- The Midlands folk who celebrate all-things American, shot beautifully by Tom Martin
- Matthew Brooks documents the eerie homes of mid-century Italian-Canadian immigrants
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting
- Ely Dagher’s hypnotic and erotic animated vignettes for Model 86’s EP (NSFW)