Thursday, 14 January 2010

Really cool installation!

Keep coming across really inspiring stuff on the internet recently.
Read about an amazing installation that was created for a fashion show. A vacant factory was transformed by using magazines, that otherwise would have been thrown out. The designers of the space used the fairly simple modes of construction to create pieces that when completed look very complex and impressive.

A low wall was constructed in a space, by using rolled up magazines, to define one of the areas.

And the method of folding often used by children to create 'Fortune Tellers' was employed as a building block for a magnificent curtain on the runway, that the models walked through. These blocks were layered and stitched together, and as a whole unit they have a huge visual impact

The same folding technique was also used to make the lampshades

More info on this project can be found at

This project was created from a designer angle, but as an artist who has created installations using card and paper in the past, I find this really inspiring. I especially love that the materials used were recycled. In this day and age it is important for all of us to be aware of the materials we use and throw away, and I think it is great that something so beautiful was created our of essentially rubbish! It's making me re-think the paper I put aside for recycling. Now I'm wanting to keep every single bit of junk mail just in case it comes in handy! Though I think my husband might have something to say about that!

1 comment:

  1. Wow that installation is amazing. The runway is simply awesome!