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September 17th, 2010

the art of chess


‘modern chess set’, rachel whiteread 2005 – all images courtesy of RS&A, london

‘the art of chess’ is an exhibition of seven chess sets created by a group of contemporary
artist including tracey emintom friedmandamien hirstbarbara krugeryayoi kusama,
alastair mackie and rachel whiteread. each artist infused their own interpretation of the board
game in real dimensions.

the exhibition is set to open on the 49th edition of milan furniture fair on april 14th
at project b gallery, in milan. this event which is part of the fuori salone will be on display
until the may 14th.

‘modern chess set’, detail of chess pieces

‘modern chess set’, detail of chess pieces

‘untitled’, barbara kruger 2006

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September 14th, 2010

Wire Frame Motorcycle and Sidecar

Chinese artist Shi Jindian made a wire frame replica of the Chiangjiang 750, a Chinese knock-off of a the classic BMW R71 motorcycle:

Shi Jindian’s sculptures are made of steel, yet they are light, transparent, almost ethereal. After searching for years for “a material that was brand new, completely untraditional”, he settled on steel wires. By trial and error, he learned how to crochet the two-dimensional strands into three-dimensional forms, using tools of his own devising. His wire meshes start out as wrappings around some common object. When the mesh is complete, Shi Jindian destroys or extracts the object, leaving only its steel exoskeleton. The result, he says, is a kind of fiction, a virtual reality that can be walked around and touched. Surrealist René Magritte painted a pipe along with the words: “This is not a pipe.” Shi Jindian does something similar in sculpture, making not-quite-replicas of items from musical instruments to machines.

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September 14th, 2010

Wall Sticker

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September 14th, 2010

‘horsey’ by eungi kim

‘horsey’ by eungi kim from korea is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants
in our recent designboom competition, ‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘, organized in collaboration
with seoul design foundation.

designer’s own words:
‘horsey’ is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes one’s bicycle look horsey!
the ‘horsey’ package includes wooden ornaments (horsey shape body), metal parts, and screws.
the manual is very simple so that anyone can easily arrange it according to one’s needs.
through this ‘horsey’ project. I wanted to give a special look to bicycles so that people would care
about cycling not only as transportation but also as a lovely pet.

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September 14th, 2010

East meets west

East meets West by Tonio de Roover

The East Meets West Sofa measures 950 mm in height and 1600 mm in breath. Weighing a hefty 41kgs, the sofa makes a sculptural presence , certainly not satisfied merely as a utility object.

According to the designer, his creation also symbolizes “a flying carpet that wants to rise from the earth” and the meeting of the Western and Eastern minds.

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