From a kaleidoscopic auditorium installation and Benjamin Hubert’s cocoon-inspired lamps for muuto to adorable pet photography and eco-friendly ’80s-nostalgia sneakers, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Emmanuelle Moureaux’s 1 000 Colours Wave
For the IMABARI Colour Show in Imabari, Japan, architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux created a kaleidoscopic palette of 1 000 colours, which she used to dye pieces of cloth. These were then upholstered over 1 002 seats in the Imabari City Auditorium, designed by world-famous architect Kenzō Tange.
Images via emmanuallemoureaux.com
2. Benjamin Hubert’s LAYER Studio Lamps
These striking pendants by Benjamin Hubert (of design agency LAYER) for muuto are inspired by the spun cocoons of silkworms. Entitled Strand, the lighting collection is made up of four different lamps, each with a lightweight steel structure which is then sprayed with a fibrous polymer material to give the cocoon-like effect.
Images via dezeen.com
3. WADO Sneakers
WADO is focused on creating timeless sneakers that aim to inspire and help people and the planet. The shoes are all constructed from organic and recycled materials and for every pair purchased two trees are planted. Its first collection has a theme of ’80s nostalgia, with an off-white base and six complementing colourways. Read more at the Indiegogo campaign below.
Images via indiegogo.com
4. Acme Studio Eames Pins
Acme has released a new limited-edition range of pins inspired by world-famous designers and architects Charles and Ray Eames. Each brass pin features handmade cloisonné enamel and fastens with a butterfly.
Images via acmestudio.com
5. Dogscapes Fine Art Pet Photography
Dogscapes offers out-of-the-box pet photography. Pets are photographed out in nature in an environment that lets their personality shine. Plus, Dogscapes shoot the dogs and cats available for adoption at DARG to increase their chances of finding a happy home.
Images via facebook.com/dogscapesza