From a collection of urban bags made from recycled materials and a beautiful local light sculpture to quirky colourful chairs and limited-edition collage-filled skateboard decks, here are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Eight Colour Spectrum Skateboards by Vik Muniz for The Skateroom
The Skateroom has joined forces with Brazilian photographer and artist Vik Muniz, releasing an eight colour spectrum skateboard series that makes use of bright, bold collages to decorate the decks. Five percent of the sales of the decks will be donated to Colectivo Skate Maré, a community upliftment programme, while an additional 15% will go towards helping a school for low-income children in Rio de Janeiro.
Images via theskateroom.com
2. adidas Alphaedge 4D
Innovation meets sustainability in these futuristic unisex running shoes by adidas. The Alphaedge 4D has a technical mesh upper that comes together with an intricate upcycled printed sole made using carbon 4D technology. The shoes are also made using plastic waste intercepted before it reaches the oceans, in collaboration with environmental changemakers Parley.
Images courtesy of adidas
3. Donna Wilson Chairs
The Abstract Edition, created in collaboration with SCP, is one of Scottish textile designer Donna Wilson’s latest collections. It consists, in part, of a series of chairs made from wood offcuts that feature backrests based on her abstract watercolour paintings.
Images via donnawilson.com
4. Spier Light Art Festival Sculpture by David Brits
Local multidisciplinary artist David Brits has revealed an enormous light sculpture to be showcased during this year’s Spier Light Art Festival. The LED sculpture, which imitates a snake, will weave itself around a 300-year-old oak tree. It will be on show from 10 December 2019 until 31 January 2020.
Images courtesy of David Brits
5. New Recycle Collection From Sealand
Local sustainable brand Sealand’s new Recycle collection features a series of urban bag designs made from plastic bottles and upcycled cotton waste. These stylish, durable bags are designed to have a positive impact on the environment.
Images courtesy of Sealand