Silent Revolutions / Contemporary Design in Slovenia

London Design Festival
Tent London, Dray Walk Gallery
London, UK

The Museum of Architecture and Design presents the exhibition SILENT REVOLUTIONS, a selection of design that marks the first two decades of this young European country. Rather than showing a sweeping overall view the show focuses on outstanding individual cases. The selected design exhibits embody the passion and obsession of individual artists, the drive, innovative development and high-quality production, ranging from the filigree turn-tables by Franc Kuzma and the seductive Black Cherry Lamps by designer Nika Zupanc to Seaway’s Greenline 33 Hybrid, the world’s first large hybrid boat, and Trimo’s Qbiss One with ArtMe modular façade systems. The exhibition also presents certain key productions from the country’s largest actors in the industry, including Elan’s revolutionary series of WaveFlex skis designed in cooperation with Gigodesign studio, Alpina’s Racing Elite cross-country ski boots developed in cooperation with Jure Miklavc studio, and Gorenje’s Simplicity home appliance line by Gorenje Design Studio. The exhibition that illustrates important or even turning-point moments in the history of Slovene design, albeit in terms of a new design mentality or new development trends, is accompanied with an extensive publication that does not focus only on the products and individual designers and studios, but also on clients and producers who played an important role in the implementation of these projects.

This exhibition that brings together more than 25 selected works is the first extensive international presentation of Slovene product design of the last two decades. By intertwining economy and culture, together with concerted cooperation with government institutions active in the field of creative industries, the project is aimed at representing the best of Slovene production and companies and in so doing, making Slovenia more widely recognised through industrial design.

Dates and Opening Hours

22, 23, 24, 25 September 2011
10am–8pm, Thurs–Sat
11am–6pm, Sun

www.mao.si

Technarte in Spain

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The architecture and the revitalization of urban spaces take particularly importance in Technarte 2010 with Bilbao Interaktive, a seminar dedicated to the design of interactive installations in public spaces, integrated into the Programme of the Conference. At the end of the seminar, Jürgen Scheible will carry out a demonstration of his project Mobispray: he will "paint" with light beams the Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao, Spain.

Among the speakers, we should emphasise Cameron McNall (Electroland, USA), Els Vermnag (Lab-au, Belgium), Ash Neru (United Visual Artists, United Kingdom) or Jürgen Scheible (Finland), responsible of the development of very avant-garde projects all around the world.

Cameron McNall will show the projects in which Electroland is involved. Electroland is a team that creates objects, interactive experiences and large-scale public art projects. Each project is site-specific and may use a broad range of media, including light, sound, images, motion, architecture and interactivity. Participants can interact with buildings, spaces and each other in new and exciting ways, creating new relationships between people and public space and shifting the boundaries of private experience in the public sphere.

Els I.R.L. Vermang is one of the youngest members of the international scene of electronic art. Since 2003, she is part of LAB [au], Laboratory for Architecture and Urbanism, where the four members create interactive artworks, audiovisual performances and scenographies, for which it develops its own software and interfaces.

Ash Nehru is Software Director at United Visual Artists, a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation. They aim to work on a diverse and expanding range of projects, drawn from the commercial and non-commercial arenas, and to collaborate with a wide range of artists and companies.

Ash Nehru is Software Director at United Visual Artists, a British-based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance and responsive installation. They aim to work on a diverse and expanding range of projects, drawn from the commercial and non-commercial arenas, and to collaborate with a wide range of artists and companies.

More info at: www.technarte.org

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