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Creative Design and Art at the Pop-Up Exhibition

I would like to share some images and information from the Pop-Up. Design Between Dimensions exhibition at mudac, Lausanne. When the images were sent to me I truly got excited to see all these really fun but simple designs. The exhibition has been on since 22 November 2012 and will be ongoing until 3 March 2013!

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Information provided by mudac:

Conceived by Lidewij Edelkoort and was presented at the mudac, the exhibition Pop-Up. Design between dimensions addresses the changes that the 21st century is undergoing, as revealed in the emergence of temporary, mobile and recyclable practices - be it in art, design and/or society.

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The pop-up phenomenon is distinguished in particular by the increasingly fluid, or even blurred, passages between 2-D and 3-D. Examples at this show might be the origami-like garments constituting Issey Miyake's 132 5 collection, or Molo's slinky furniture that you unfold in one fluent movement into a beautiful piece of furniture. This two-way flow occurs as well between the digital and the analog, in the wake of the development of widespread new, intuitively operated technologies.

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The pop-up trend is rooted in the singular context of the early 21st century, marked as it has been by upheaval generated by the mixing of cultures, economies strained to the limits, hyper inventive media and state-of-the-art technologies. The disap­pearance of familiar structures has incited a renewed desire for synergy - a desire that feeds on practices that are flexible, immediate and temporary, making the most of the unexpected and the appropriated in the public domain. Thus pop-up bou­tiques, events and museums have tended to spring up amidst the urban fabric, only to disappear, like so many spectacular but ephemeral guerilla brands.

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Pop-up energy and exuberance impacts on this exhibition. Thus, ready-to-use furniture springs up instantaneously from sim­ple designs sketched in space (such as in Sketch Furniture by Front). Hippopotamuses majestically emerge from a carpet by Rodrigo Solorzano. The parts of an actual chair, designed by Eric Ku, spell out the word "chair." Then, too, Hide, a hut by Laurens Manders, appears to sink into the ground, drowning in tears shed by the designer for his lost love. Or again, Camille Scherrer's Le Monde des Montagnes [The World of Mountains] invites readers to an interactive experience defying the frontier between the two- and the three-dimensional.

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Designers and artists:
Borre Akkersdijk (NL) ; Atelier Oï (CH) ; Maarten Baas (NL) ; Big Game (CH) ; Tord Boontje (NL) ; Catharina van Eetvelde (BE) ; Kiki van Eijk (NL) ; Eley Kishimoto & Ben Wilson (UK/JP) ; Front (SW) ; Anna Garforth (UK) ; Jaime Hayon (SP) ; Niels Hoebers (NL) ; Rei Kawakubo (JP) ; Anthony Kleinepier (NL) ; Eric Ku (USA) ; Laurens Manders (NL) ; Andrea Mastrovito (IT) ; Niels Meulman (NL) ; Issey Miyake (JP) ; Molo Design Ltd (CA) ; Bartosz Mucha (PL) ; Neozoon (DE/FR) ; Camille Scherrer (CH) ; Rodrigo Solórzano (MX) ; Studio Job (BE) ; Richard Woods & Sebastian Wrong (UK).

Credits: images © David Gagnebin-de Bons. Curator: Lidewij Edelkoort, assisted by Philip Fimmano. Concept and realization: MOTI, Museum Of The Image, The Netherlands


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