2.24.2017

CRUSCHIFORM'S COLORFUL ILLUSTRATIONS

Marie-Laure Cruschi is a French illustrator and designer, who goes by the name of her Parisian studio, Cruschiform. Cruschi’s work crosses the boundaries of her two areas of expertise, veering from vector illustration to design — and back again; the two inextricably intertwined in many images. Her strengths are obvious in those elements that are most strongly shared by the two disciplines: subtle colour relationships and composition.


California Modernism
Cover Illustration for French Focus Magazine.




SNCF
A series of illustrations for SNCF's recent campaign, commissioned by TBWA\Paris.


Paris Worldwide
Cover illustration about green cities for the summer issue of Paris Worldwide magazine.





Illustrations from CABINS book by Philipp Jodidio, released by TASCHEN.


All images © Cruchiform

2.13.2017

A+Z LOFT HOUSE IN BUDAPEST

A+Z Design Studio, run by architect and production designer Attila F. Kovács and his art director and stylist wife, Zsuzsa Megyesi, became their own clients when they converted a four-story building that was once a weapons factory, into their home. Located in the southern part of Budapest, Hungary, Loft 19, their tower-like home, and the large factory complex date back to around 1913-1915 and have become protected industrial buildings.

When they bought the building, it was in ruins, with shattered windows and broken doors... no water, no electricity, no gas. The full restoration took two years and involved extensive reconstruction of several key parts. The design of the space incorporates a laid back, personal mix of different styles and eras, predominantly from the 50s and 60s. It is full of unique pieces, collected one-by-one over decades from flea markets and auctions or created by the designers themselves. All the while, the integrity of the original building remains; amongst the residual structural elements, old iron doors have been kept and original beams reused for book shelves.

"This is an island over the city, abandoned and peaceful environment with special aesthetics."

Links: Domus Nova  |  Design Milk
Photos by Beppe Brancato

2.09.2017

LIGHTING COLLECTION BY MAGIC CIRCUS ÉDITIONS

Magic Circus Éditions continues exploring and adds new lightings to the original collection, first launched in 2015, providing more applications. The range draws its inspiration from the personal preferences and tastes of company founder Marie-Lise Fery, art school graduate turned iconoclastic antique dealer. Her personal inclination towards the aesthetic of the 1920s and 30s and her admiration for the world of cabaret and the stage come together to create a unique and extremely modern spirit.

Each lighting piece is handmade with hand-blown glass, and the bespoke metal finishes are crafted in a workshop using traditional techniques and expertise. Brass remains the material of choice, and is offered in a lacquered polished version, with the option of a natural version that evolves over time and assumes its ultimate patina after a few months.

All photos © Magic Circus Éditions

2.06.2017

VICTOR BOZAR CAFÉ

Located in the Bozar Arts Centre in Brussels, the renovated café/restaurant was named “Victor” after the Belgian art-deco architect, Victor Horta, who designed the original building in 1928 - now a protected heritage monument.

Refurbishment by Robbrecht en Daem architecten
Photography © Frederik Vercruysse


2.02.2017

EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE

At Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, James Casebere presents “Emotional Architecture”, his new work inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The title of the exhibition references the name given to the style of modernist architecture conceived by Barragán and the artist Mathias Goéritz, who, frustrated by the cold functionalism of Modernism, embraced space, colour and light to create buildings that engendered warmth, meditation, and reflection.

In this new body of work, Casebere returns to his career-long interrogation of interior architectural spaces to explore Barragán’s sumptuous use of colour, dramatic light and simple haptic, planar surfaces. These new works evoke the serene austerity that inhabited.

Vestibule, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Reception Room, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Empty Studio, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Yellow Passage, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Library, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Courtyard with Orange Wall, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere
 
Yellow Overhang with Patio, Emotional Architecture © James Casebere

 
Casebere's innovative work has established him at the forefront of artists to work with what would become known as constructed photography. His practice over the last four decades reveals the influence of film, architecture, and art history on him, in both the simple and the complex models that he creates in his studio. His table-sized constructions are made of everyday materials, pared down to their essential forms in order to create ambiguous, evocative, and, on occasion, unsettling environments. Devoid of human figures, the resulting images invite viewers to project into and inhabit the spaces he has created, relying on their imagination and memory to fill in the gaps.


James Casebere
Emotional Architecture
January 27 – March 11, 2017
Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue, New York


Photos & Text via Sean Kelly Gallery