Pao Hui Kao is a designer, researcher, and artist based in Eindhoven. She explores ‘ordinary’ materials in the creation of extraordinary aesthetics. TLmag caught up with her to talk about her work and presentation with Spazio Nobile Gallery.
What truths do maps truly convey about our place in the world? Continuing her methodological focus on sustainability and temporality, the newest series of works by British-Taiwanese artist Rain Wu allows us to re-imagine our relationship with these cultural artefacts.
Gijs Bakker recently developed the MASieraad foundation that initiated Challenging Jewellery; a temporary Master’s at the Sandberg Instituut. TLmag caught up with Bakker to talk about the programme in the current changing field of design.
Carol and Sarah Piron, both in their thirties, are at the head of Filles à Papa (FAP), a fashion label with an international reach that, over a decade, has made a place for itself on the ultra-competitive market. It was the ideal opportunity for us to meet these Liege-based sisters in their workshop/showroom, located in this Walloon province known for its industrial culture.
Whether it’s by using scutched flax fibres to create a rug or 65 litres of crude oil to create a a stone-like table, Pauline Esparon’s process is dedicated to transforming the unrefined materials that surround us to highlight the qualities that we’ve taken for granted.
Building bridges between past and present, cultures and design sensibilities: Lél is an artistic collective dedicated to preserving, reinterpreting and developing the ancient art of handcrafted stone inlay, pietra dura.
Tom Grotta and Rhonda Brown have dedicated most of their lives to exhibiting, documenting and supporting Fibre Art in all its forms, long before it was fully accepted into the contemporary art and design worlds.
In an interesting combination of luxury, minimalism, functionalism as well as irony, Olga Engel creates pieces that seem to exude a positive influence on their surroundings. TLmag caught up with the Russian designer about seeking out fun in design and how objects feed back and are animated through emotion.