The detailed borosilicate glass sculptures of Simone Crestani – each one imitating ‘imperfect’ organic forms like twisted bonsai trees or lopsided coral.
Conceptual ‘sculptures’ by London based creative agency Rosie Lee For Nike’s Air Max (a design originally inspired by a visit to the Pompidou Centre in Paris during the 80s by Nike designer Tinker Hatfield).
Two other homages (to the Air Max 90 and Air Max 95) are, variously, nods to the culture of record crate diggers (early adopters of the 90) and the anatomy of the foot, which inspired designer Sergio Lozano to create the Air Max 95
A kinetic sculpture designed by Derek Hugger that deftly mimics the motion of a sea turtle gliding through the ocean.
The piece – with 600 parts controlling a range of synchronised tilts and movements – was only attempted after Hugger spent a ‘non-trivial amount of time watching and studying videos of turtles swimming.’
A recent compilation from kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen showcasing the latest iterations of his extraordinary wind and solar-powered beach walkers. One day, the creator has expressed his wish:
…to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.
Previously: Animaris Mulus
Guests wade across 150m of shallow water from the nearby resort island of Sirru Fen Fushi to the 6m tall stainless steel cube whose figurative human, plant and coral shapes can be explored above and below the water.
And then everyone goes back to the resort and has a good long think about what just happened.