From a colourful basketball court with a message and the interiors of a new restaurant in the Big Apple to locally designed lighting and a public sculpture, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.
1. Balance Basketball Court Painting by AKACORLEONE
Portuguese artist AKACORLEONE, in partnership with Underdogs Gallery, has transformed a basketball court in Lisbon into a colourful work of art. Entitled Balance, the piece aims to emphasise unity and the importance of different points of view.
2. willowlamp’s Lineal Light
The latest release from award-winning local lighting studio willowlamp is the Lineal, a design that for Creative Director and founder Adam Hoets, is an ode to the formality and purity of modern lines. The design, which combines a series of chrome chain and LEDs, is inspired by old-fashioned office lights.
Images courtesy of willowlamp
3. WAYAN by Rockwell Group
Architecture and design studio Rockwell Group is behind the design of Wayan, a new French Indonesian restaurant located in New York City. The interiors feature a combination of oxidised copper detailing, rustic teak panels, amber glass and authentic carved pieces.
Image credit: Emily Andrews, courtesy of Rockwell Group
4. Public Sculpture by David Brits
Located at the new Aerobiology TB Research Facility at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in Masiphumelele is a newly unveiled sculpture by multidisciplinary artist David Brits. Entitled Ouroboros (Red Edge), the sculpture features a series of curves reminiscent of the AIDS ribbon and the double-helix structure of DNA. It’s the artist’s first public sculpture.
Images courtesy of David Brits Studio
5. New From Iltoro
Local furniture brand Iltoro Design has added a coat rail to its home accessories range. Entitled Jean, the rail features six mild steel hooks in various sizes, available in both black and white.
Images courtesy of Iltoro