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Tomás Saraceno: Cloudy House

Tomas Saraceno: Cloudy House 1 In 2009 Andersen’s Contemporary in Berlin presented Tomás Saraceno’s Cloudy House, an exhibition comprising a cloud installation, sculpture, video and photographs. Saraceno suspended numerous geometric clouds made from white matte paper in various heights, some floating above the viewer’s head, others group together under the ceiling.
"Tomás Saraceno’s experimental works explore concrete visionary urban-planning and question our relationship to nature and natural phenomena on a truly global scale. His sculptures often resemble networks of floating cells or suspended habitats, including airborne gardens, floating bridges and large-scale models for futuristic dwellings. Combining visual elegance with determined and purposeful engineering, Saraceno’s ethereal sculptures challenge our experience of the three ecologies: the environment, human subjectivity and the social landscape (Guattari)." —andersenscontemporary.dk

Giant Cardboard Ghettoblaster for Mini by Bartek Elsner

Bartek Elsner - Mini Ghettoblaster - Paper Sculpture - Front Bartek Elsner is a Berlin based freelance art director and multi-disciplinary designer with a focus on digital communication. What we love most about him: He is insanely good in building really stylish cardboard sculptures. This giant cardboard ghettoblaster was build to promote the International Radio Festival 2012 in Zurich / Switzerland. The huge boombox is sourrounding the car. The Mini is the battery for the powerful sound which you can see from the backside.

Joy of Destruction

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"A film about the human drive to destroy and the absurd entertaining value that's attached to it."—Laura Junger and Xaver Xylophon paper collage & stop motion | KHB Weißensee 2010

Sarah Illenberger x Smart x Cartondruck: Art Car

Sarah Illenberger - Cartondruck - Smart - Art Car 4 Sarah Illenberger, a Berlin based 3 dimensional illustrator and artist, Smart and Cartondruck collaborated on this Smart car that is covered in hundreds of little paper boxes. To express sustainability, Sarah chose different green tones to represent nature in an abstract pixelated form and transferred that into different sizes of boxes to create a camouflaged image of the car. Ignant.tv visited her during that process and shot this nice little making of video.

Barcelona Map by Anna Härlin

anna haerlin - barcelona map Berlin based freelance graphic designer Anna Härlin illustrated the barcelona city map as a 3d paper model for the third issue of CUT Magazine—a diy fashion magazine from Munich.

Elisa Strozyk: Wooden Textiles

elisa strozyk wooden textiles

Initially upon seeing this you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it's actually wood. Elisa Strozyk is a German based textile designer who has been researching ways to provide wood with textile properties in testing methods to make wood flexible and soft, or interweave textile elements. One of the processes to design a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by hand or laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface. In response to our way of life becoming more immaterial in a digital age, she has created these diverse wooden textiles that can be easily manipulated with slight movement which in turn give more meaning and value back into the object itself.