Haas Brothers designs alien-like objects with tentacles created by multiple brushstrokes

Art and design duo the Haas Brothers has revealed a series of otherworldly sculptures with tentacle or fur-like outgrowths that are the result of porcelain being built up with thousands of brushstrokes. A menagerie of more than 45 of the bulbous, rainbow-coloured objects – some with golden trunks and antennae like deep-sea creatures – were […]

Snøhetta installs curved Best Weapon bench to encourage conversations at UN Headquarters

Architecture firm Snøhetta has installed a smile-shaped aluminium bench at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to promote “a message of peace and conflict resolution.” Currently on display outside of the UN Headquarters in New York, The Best Weapon is a six-and-a-half meter-long seat that Snøhetta created for the Nobel Peace Center. Its name […]

Edoardo Tresoldi creates ethereal wire mesh sculpture at Arte Sella

Artist Edoardo Tresoldi has partially filled the walls of Simbiosi – a ghostly wire-mesh sculpture on a hillside at the Arte Sella open-air museum in Italy – with rocks. Located in Trentino Valley, the museum and sculpture park was hit with an unprecedented storm in October 2018, resulting in the destruction of various artworks and […]

Timber pavilions and other-worldly installations animate the plains at Burning Man 2019

Burning Man revellers, including architect Bjarke Ingels, have captured the installations, pavilions and stages at this year’s event, including elevated stepping stones and a huge arm made of scrap metel. The photos posted to Instagram document the temporary structures populating the Nevada desert for this year’s event, taking place from 25 August to 2 September. The […]

“Giant hybrid face-hand” installed on roof of art gallery in Wellington

The roof of City Gallery Wellington is now home to a “kinda creepy” five-metre-tall sculpture of a hand with a face called Quasi, by New Zealand artist Ronnie van Hout. The hand, which stands on two fingers and features an unsmiling face, was winched onto the roof of the gallery yesterday by helicopter. It is […]

Antony Gormley installs iron figures among ancient ruins on the Greek island of Delos

Artist Antony Gormley has unveiled Sight, an exhibition of 29 of his humanoid sculptures on the Greek island of Delos in the Aegean sea. British sculptor Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has installed the forms across the island taking advantage of both the scenery and ruined ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Antony Gormley’s […]

New York City gallery exhibits three massive black sculptures by Tony Smith

An exhibition of monumental geometric black sculptures by the late American designer Tony Smith on display at Pace Gallery in Manhattan brings together three works for the first time. Source, Tau, Throwback is a three-piece installation at Pace of sculptures created by Smith during his career as an artist in the 1960s and 1970s. The […]

Lunch Break angels swing above commuters passing London’s St Pauls

Forty gold angels sitting on swings have been installed by KHBT and Ottmar Hörlwatch to watch over commuters near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Named Lunch Break, the installation for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is designed to be a temporary additional to St Paul’s Plinth – a preexisting frame structure outside St Paul’s tube station. London […]

Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Parker debuted the designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), an annual showcase that coincides with the NYCxDesign festival. Lee Parker unveiled the new collection in a homey set at ICFF The 12 piece collection […]

Aldo Bakker exhibits urushi lacquer furniture in New York

Dutch artist Aldo Bakker used a 12,000-year-old Japanese technique to create a series of sculptural, lacquered furniture currently on show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in New York City. The works are among 10 pieces, including seats and tables, featured in Bakker’s Slow Motion exhibition at the Manhattan gallery. Bakker used a range of materials to create the […]

Malou Palmqvist’s sculptures defy the “fundamental laws of nature”

Geometric shapes balance precariously atop misshapen forms in this abstract sculpture series by Swedish designer Malou Palmqvist. Called Balanced Collapse, the sculptures juxtapose amorphous shapes made of clay with wooden bases and geometric stone plaster forms, which appear to balance weightlessly in mid-air. “I am fascinated by the fundamental laws of nature,” said Palmqvist. “I like it […]

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