2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery

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2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Labyrinth of Keys by Chiharu Shiota
More than 50,000 keys hanging from a cloud of tightly interwoven string, the web of threads turns the roof into a complex and elaborate labyrinth of materials, forming an undulating path for which viewers to traverse beneath. The installation seeks to explore the notion of memory, using tens of thousands of keys collected from people across the globe in its realization.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Ceramic Coral Reef by Courtney Mattison
The sprawling installation is entirely hand-built and is meant to show the devastating transition coral reefs endure when faced with climate change, a process called bleaching.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Wooden Chair by Marc Newson
This is a small armchair that can provide a seating element or sculptural art piece to any space. The beautiful flowing lines of the bent wood allow your curiosity to run wild, questioning the very sturdiness of the piece.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Transcend Luxury Furniture
Design studio Atelier D’Amis’ inaugural collection, ‘Laisse Beton’, was inspired by the eternal construction sites of New York City. Founded by a trio of friends: furniture entrepreneur Philippe Boccara, designer and artist Sebastien Leon and interior architect Valerie Pasquiou, the New York and Los Angeles-based studio wants their design to transcend luxury furniture, becoming points of conversation for the home.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Tiovivo Animal-shaped Play Equipment by Jaime Hayón
Children can crawl into the rear end of a wooden pig when visiting this playground installation by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Constructed from wood, the pieces are designed to be climbed over and clambered inside – providing an area for children to play.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Extreme and Impossible Sculptures by Diana Al-Hadid
Her sculptures, panels and drawings often reference “art from centuries past.” Al-Hadid also sources conceptual ideas and imagery from literature, history, anatomy, architecture, cosmology, and physics. Her work blurs the boundaries between figuration and abstraction.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Sculptural Familiar Objects by Michael Beitz
Sculptural Familiar Objects by Michael Beitz
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Metamorphosis Center Table
The Metamorphosis Center Table experiences new unexpected design techniques, noble finishes through a meticulous artistic process.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Fully Functioning 3D Printed Stainless Steel Bike
The bicycle named Arc, was designed by a team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The project took three months to complete, working together with MX3D in Amsterdam, to print the bike using multi-axis robotic arms as 3D printers.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
The Slowest High-Speed Images
In his work, Swiss visual artist Fabian Oefner likes to bring together the fields of art and science. Creating stunning images that capture events normally invisible to the human eye, his creation process usually involves phenomena such as sound waves, centrifugal forces, iridescence, fire and even magnetic ferrofluids, which aim to expose the beauty hidden in the minute and fleeting aspects of the world around us.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Sound of Power by Petro Wodkins
The speaker is a contemporary reincarnation of these classical objects combining striking visual and audio qualities. This completely awkward new genre will feature powerful people who march to the beat of their own metaphorical drums. The debuts model of the 2015 series is Vladimir Putin.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Balloon Coffee Table
Christopher Duffy of Duffy London, working with the concept of levitation and buoyancy creates The UP Balloon Table. This table is constructed using toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened steel rods. The UP Balloon Table is a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression of a glass table top being suspended by either red, gold and silver balloons.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Modern Betula Chair by Apical Reform
This chair has a sinuous structure made entirely out of birch ply, is an example of fluid deconstructivism that is pleasing aesthetically and comforting ergonomically.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Geometric Living Light by Nissa Kinjalina
This contemporary lamp that appears as a diaphanous container, in which the light was poured. It can be carried as a handbag with light and may be of completely different sizes.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Karma by Do Ho Suh
Suh takes his background in art and design and applies it in making thought-provoking sculptures and installations that center around such themes as personal versus private space and displacement, or what it truly means to be home. He’s one of the today’s global artists who uses his life experiences to make us think about the physical and abstract idea of home.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Wooden Chair by Marc Newson
This is a small armchair that can provide a seating element or sculptural art piece to any space. The beautiful flowing lines of the bent wood allow your curiosity to run wild, questioning the very sturdiness of the piece. Don’t be fooled by the thin lines, the natural beech heartwood provides all the support necessary to stay and lounge for a while.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
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2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
“De Evolution” Project – Beauty in Decay
This project was made in collaboration between photographer Luke Kirwan and installation designer Lyndsay Milne McLeod. With McLeod’s interest in alchemy and Kirwan’s pure aesthetics, developed through graphic design, the series is not only visually striking but is also underpinned by an interesting theme, namely the to environmental problems caused by man’s desire to control the nature for profit.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Burning Man Festival
This is an uninhibited organization where the community explores various forms of artistic self-expression, created in celebration for the pleasure of all participants and that the enjoyment of all as well as radical self-expression is encouraged and actively reinforced. Creativity includes sculpture, building, installation, performance, and art cars, often inspired by the yearly theme, chosen by organizers.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Vibrant Oil Finger Paintings by Iris Scott
Brooklyn-based painter eschews brushes and palette knives in favor of using the most traditional art tools of all time: her fingers. Her color-saturated canvases of thick oil paint capture shaking wet dogs, dreamy urban cityscapes, and serene outdoor scenes. The physicality of using her digits brings a unique sense of motion to each piece and when coupled with nearly 100 colors for a single artwork.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Metamorfose by FAHR 021.3
Metamorfose is Metal mesh installation that intervenes Oporto’s ruin. This installation contains six tons of steel, 28 meters long, 11 meters high, five meters deep, and almost 200 intersections, make up the digitally developed metal mesh installation. The structure finds its physicality in the irregularity that is a by-product of the human hand.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
The Birth Chandelier by Satoshi Itasaka
Inspired by the weak electrical current that occurs in an ovum at the moment of the fertilisation.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
The Kelpies by Andy Scott
It was designed in the year 1992 by Vlado Milunic, a Croatian-Czech architect. The building got its name as the waving structures look like a couple of dancers. This enormous horse heads sculpture has 30 meters above the ground installed in Falkirk, Scotland, and they have colorful lights around and inside the steel works illuminate their magnificent shapes in the darkness, further enhancing the beauty of the Scottish landscape.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Dolce & Gabbana with Smeg creates Frigorifero
Six artists took the FAB28’s sinuous lines and nostalgically retro form and hand-painted them with images the reference the island like lemons, the trinacia symbol, cartwheels, medieval knights, and battle scenes.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Supernova Chandelier
The Supernova Chandelier was born from the cataclysmic explosion of a massive star. The instant of a bright star burst that was suspended into a fascinating lighting design.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Intricate Wire Mesh Sculpture By Incipit
Built by hand, the translucent structure is located on the waterfront of Marina Do Camerota in Italy for the Italian Festival Meeting del Mare. This one is the latest of a series of Tresoldi’s sculptures using wire mesh.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Bookshop with Mirrored Ceilings and Wraparound Bookshelves
This Bookshop is in Hangzhou, China, designed by Shanghai studio XL-Muse. This room is a dedicated space for children, containing displays shaped liked a roller coaster, a merry-go-round, a train, a pirate ship and hot air balloons. The mirrored ceiling doubles the perceived volume of the space and completes the shapes of various displays, including the merry-go-round shelving.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Dome Lamp by Benedetta Tagliabue
Designed by Benedetta for Bover, Dome is an extravagant pendant lamp display of natural materials met with powerful LED technology.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Lorenzo Cereda Limited Edition Collection
A former ironworker, now an interior designer, he has dreams of not only designing interiors but designing all of the furniture within them, too. As a start, he created a limited edition collection of furniture that pops with its colors, shapes, and patterns.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
100,000 Clouds Balloons at Covent Garden by Charles Pétillon
This French artist has filled the London’s 19th-century Covent garden with a cloud of 100,000 white balloons at Century Covent Garden. Named ‘heartbeat’, the work is pétillon’s first public art installation, and his first ever live work outside of his native country. The installation also incorporates gently pulses of white light, designed to reflect the history, energy, and dynamism of the district.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata
Yuichi creates realistic sculptures of human body parts using clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs the sculptures and merges them into unrealistic worlds to create Long Term Memory, an ongoing photographic series that puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Steel Fairies by Robin Wight
This UK sculptor creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. Inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter, these sculptures are galvanized or stainless wire and every fairy are a handmade sculpture uniquely crafted to your desired pose and installation requirements.
2017 Best Design Ideas – A Boca do Lobo’s Gallery
Vases With A Bubble Pattern
Designed by Studio ODDNESS, these vases is their first project called ‘Bubblegraphy’. The bubble surface was created through a process of blowing air into the glaze. The designers played with different sizes and locations of the bubbles to highlight the shape of each vase. Hence, every piece from the collection is one of a kind, featuring its own unique layered pattern of bubbles.

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