Friday, March 5, 2010

Paper Cuts

Here is is a (tinted version) of a
very creative project called
paper -cut- project by
Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk. Part of a series,
the paper hairstyles were featured in the windows of Jeffrey
NYC and Atlanta. For more information on the artists please visit
their website paper-cut-project.
Similar but different..

Cut & Paste

Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk's fantastical art-slash-design objects

by Brian Fichtner in Design on 3 March 2010

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A curious collection of improbable objects, "Cut & Paste" is the brainchild of the incredibly talented Kiki van Eijk. The project, currently on view at Secondome Design Gallery in Rome, marries disparate elements of material, color, finish and form as a celebration of "designing by making."
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Working with Secondome gallerist Claudia Pignatale, van Eijk labored for a year in development, producing hundreds of sketches and several models before arriving at the final collection of seven works. The objects—more totemic stories really—bear the influence of contemporaries such as Studio Job and legendary figures such as Ettore Sottsass. Somehow unmistakably Dutch in origin, "Cut &Paste" is also the result of a singular personality; van Eijk's fondness for materials, layering and craft shows in the work.
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The show newly confirms designers' ongoing unwillingness to retreat to the safer ground that treats function and form as intrinsically connected. The recent economic crisis brought with it the possibility that design could become mired in a new era of false modesty, curtailing the wonderful gains that have been made in the past decade. "Cut & Paste" proves that an experimental, poetic and altogether personal design impetus is here to stay.

So incredibly clever, don't you think? Check it out! COOL HUNTING