Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From paper sculptures and a new outdoor furniture collection from Woodbender to an interactive LED art installation in Woodstock, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn’s Geometric Rug

Baltimore-based artist duo Jessie Unterhalter and Katy Truhn have created a large-scale artwork at the Appalachian State University. Resembling a gigantic carpet that runs along a three-level staircase, the duo’s kaleidoscopic work features bright, vibrant patterns inspired by Appalachian textiles.

Image credit: jessieandkatey.com via mymodernmet.com

2. Woodbender’s Chalbi Collection

Local bentwood furniture brand Woodbender has released a new outdoor furniture collection, entitled Chalbi. Made from sustainably sourced wood, the pieces in the weather-proof range include a dining table, chairs, benches, two-seaters, tub chairs, a coffee table, a bar table, and bar stools.

Images courtesy of Woodbender

3. We See Change LED Billboard

An interactive collaboration between David Brits, interactive design studio Thingking and architecture firm theMAAK sees a large 12-metre LED public sculpture erected in Woodstock, encouraging locals and passersby to send messages that promote tangible change. People are encouraged to participate by sending their thoughts through via WhatsApp, text or through the website weseechange.co.za.


Images courtesy of David Brits

4. FaithXLVII x Hennessy

Multidisciplinary street and studio artist FaithXLVII has collaborated with Hennessy on a limited-edition Very Special bottle, featuring her distinctive work on the packaging and label. The original artwork by Faith XLVII marks the 10th Hennessy Very Special collaboration, which have previously included the likes of Felipe Pantone, Vhils, Shepard Fairey and Futura.


Image and video courtesy of Hennessy

5. Daniel A du Preez’s Paper Sculptures

Local paper artist Daniel A du Preez creates 3D artworks using layers of paper. With a single sheet of paper board, Daniel measures, sketches and cuts a design before repeating the process on different sheets of colourful paper, gradually reducing the design in size and shape.


Images courtesy of Daniel A du Preez