Friday, November 6, 2009

Super Form Chair from giant bubbles by Rich Gilbert


SuperFoam Chair, a chair made of foam with giant bubbles by designer Rich Gilbert

I’m currently studying Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London and recently produced the SuperFoam chair.

SuperFoam is an experiment in trying to create a super-sized foamed structure, in developing a specialized casting process I could design the properties of the foam itself so it flexed and deformed to create the chair structure.

What if we had the power to manipulate nature’s structures? SuperFoam is a re-creation of naturally occurring reticulated foam structures through a casting process that facilitates designing the properties of the foam itself. By developing the casting process the properties of the foam could be controlled so the chair flexed and deformed to create a supportive structure.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

workshop on contemporary Bamboo structure at Green school Bali

Budi Pradono together with Budi Feisal and Effan Adhiwira were the master jury of a worksop on contemporary bamboo structure organized by Green Design Community lead by Ronny Tanumihardja held at Green School Bali.

ISSI Villa at Seminyak Bali by Budi Pradono Architects is under construction now.

Budi Pradono visited Cartier Foundation Paris_October 2009

Budi Pradono visited Green School Bali_October 2009

The campus is great. Green School is striving to have the lowest carbon footprint of any international school anywhere, through use of bamboo and rammed earth for its buildings, growing its own food in its gardens, and plans to generate its own power from the river. Thanks to Chyntia and John Hardy for their green vision

Visit Green School by appointment only at: Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesiasia

Monday, November 2, 2009

useful art by Richard Hutten at PLUSDESIGN, Milan

“I make things to be used,” he says. “When people send me photos like these, of my furniture in their homes, that’s the biggest compliment they can pay me.” He looks around at his Bronto chairs and Elephant hassocks standing pristine and captive in the exhibit. “The museum isn’t a natural environment for my work,” he reflects. “I’m not about perfect images, but real objects for real people.”

Given the strongly architectonic element in his work, more adventures in building seem inevitable. “There will absolutely be a Richard Hutten building one day,” he agrees. He is also working on a series of photographs of people in their own homes, which will form the basis of an exhibition and book. “The theme is voyeurism,” he says. “The subject is people who are just waking up and going about their morning routines, all over the world. It’s based on sequences. I’ve been a fan of Eadweard Muybridge and his time-lapse images since I was a kid.”

One plan Hutten does not have is to enlarge his studio. “I have five people working for me, and I want to keep it small,” he says. “We’re like a rock band and I’m the singer/songwriter—I’m very selective about the commissions I take on, and I do all the design. I don’t want to run a design factory. If someone calls up and asks for a Richard Hutten, then a Richard Hutten is exactly what they’re going to get.”

all photographs by budi pradono

Budi Pradono visited Massimo De Carlo gallery in Milan, 22 Ocober 2009

Massimo De Carlo gallery is a small contemporary gallery at Via Giovanni Ventura, on 18

September - 31 October 2009 ;

George Condo works:
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Art (But Were Afraid to Ask)

On the first floor is dedicated to sculptures; nine works, most of them faces that looks towards the entrance, directly facing the viewer and pushing him directly into the visionary world of the artist. A white, light coat almost gives us the impression of something old, renewed, of objects that comeback to light after long period of seclusion. On the next room several canvases show Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and Wile E. Coyote, that present themselves as if they were pages from an old painting album belonging to a child: the background is white and neutral, dark and noticeable, scribbles and smears....

Born in 1957 in Concord, New Hampshire (USA) George Condo moves to New York in 1981. His works are exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York, the MoMA, the Guggenheim of New York, the Tate Modern of London, the contemporary arts Museum of Houston, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona. in 1999 he is awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

photos by Budi Pradono