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Milan Design Week 2019 Favorite Four

By | Favorite Five

One of our favorite weeks of the year, Milan Design Week, did not disappoint. Cited as the creative world’s most hectic and vibrant moments of the year, hundreds flock from all over the world to the historic Italian city to be the first to see the ground-breaking artistry displayed amongst the courtyards and historical buildings. Between the latest product releases brought by the world’s top brands (think SONY, etc.) to the interactive art exhibits planned and buzzing branded after parties, event professionals and artists alike were met with the new wave of innovation. 

From new creativity brought to the table by familiar brands such as SONY, to Diakin to the dawning of new social change initiatives, the Vivince team brings you our favorite picks and expert insights from Milan Design Week 2019.

The Accursed Hour by Carlos Amorales

Set in fondazione adolfo pini in Milan, a swarm of 15,000 butterflies invaded the estate as part of Carlos Amorales’ exhibition, the accursed hour. The all-encompassing exhibit consisted of thousands of black paper creatures, as well as haunting silhouettes and a slow but steady shift between images and signs. Derived from Amorales’ life-size installations black cloud and life in the folds, this year’s piece carried the same somber theme and was made possible by additions from other artists, such as Gabi Scardi. Read more about it on designboom here.

 

Affinity in Autonomy by SONY

The familiar namesake took an unexpected turn when SONY curated an evolving sensory experience that required guests to step inside and play along. Five distinct spaces moved through a spectrum of constantly changing colors and sounds and invited attendees to share in the scene that was unfolding in front of them. The aim of this exhibition was to explore how technology can not only enrich our lives, but how it can also create an emotional connection with humans. Read more on this project here.

 

Adjacent Field by Linda Tegg

Living, growing, and constantly evolving, adjacent field by Linda Tegg was the inaugural piece of the new series, Jil Sander + Collections. Focused on increasing the wellbeing of others, the initiative creates durable products for men and women living outside city limits. The concept was unveiled through Tegg’s urban garden, which was brimming with mosses and succulents, blackberries, blue pimpernels, common chickweeds, geraniums, high mallows, ivy, and more, all sourced from the fields in and around Milan.

 

Breeze of Light by Nendo

Another familiar household product company elevated their vision to the abstract through this crisp and airy exhibition. Nendo united with Daikin to create “Breeze of Light,” based on the concept of invisible air. As visitors wound their way through a field of 17,000 “flowers,” the team hoped that they would enjoy an out-of-body spatial experience and ‘experience insight what we can only feel in real life.’

 

Preciosa

Preciosa, a Czech luxury lighting firm, created an interactive installation that reacted to the “effortless act” of breathing. Comprised of 1,000 crystal bubbles, the room-sized ‘Breath of Light’ installation married mysterious artistry with innovative technology by inserting four sensors at various ends of the installation and encouraging visitors to breathe in in order to activate the lighting. 

From the familiar faces to the rising reputations of new initiatives, Milan Design Week 2019 did not disappoint. 

Best of Light: Artists and Festivals Who Capture and Bend Lighting

By | Favorite Five

At Vivince, we are dedicated to seeking out industry innovators, out-of-box artists, and designers all across the globe. Our search has led us to find some of the most brilliant minds who manipulate and mold fascinating textures and textiles, so we wanted to explore the most innovative and eccentric throughout each medium. Take a look below to see our favorite pieces and interpretations of lighting!

Our first artist spotlight led us to Choe U-Ram, who is known for combining beauty and technology in a profound and compelling way. Whether it is through manipulating robotics or morphing glass into something nearly unrecognizable, Choe bends the limits of what we know about structure to generate a new concept of lighting. See his work here in Una Lumino, a kinetic sculpture comprised of metallic buds made of acrylic and stainless steel. Not only is the computerized structure alluring and bright, it also bears an enchanting tale that delves into the sculptures origins “brand new species of mechanized sentient creatures.” What’s more, Una Lumino is a creation straight out a science-fiction novel.

DGT Architects captivated us with Tsuyoshi Tane’s Ligh’s Time art installation which featured over 80,000 suspended main plates. The plates capture time both physically and metaphorically – as they are what composes a literal watch and reflect light in a time-stopping glimmer. The Parisian designers debuted the exhibit at the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall where it stood complimentary to a display of 1920’s pocket watches which carried on the theme of time.

Artist James Turrell, an American artist and proud Quaker has made it his mission to nurture “the light within” by giving internal light a concrete reality. “My work is very literal and in that sense very American, It’s not about light — it is light,” he explains. “I think most of us recognise that light filling a void can be a very powerful experience — a reminder that segregating the literal and what we call the ‘spiritual’ can sometimes be a meaningless distinction.”
Here we see part of his exhibition, A Retrospective.


Lastly, we would like to introduce you to Vivid Sydney, a multi-day festival in Sydney, Australia that invites in electric art and compelling approaches to sound. The urban festival specifically showcases innovators who use light as their primary medium. Hundreds of artists light up the Sydney night sky with neon shades of color in installments big and small. Here is one of our favorite pieces from last year’s Vivid Sydney Festival!

Vivince Launches New Website

By | Corporate

After much anticipation and development, Vivince is excited to unveil the redesign of our website. From the new portfolios of our work, to our ongoing insights and inspiration on the blog; the site offers a glimpse into who we are as event planners and designers.  We’ll explore the crossroads between the local and global arts communities, share behind the scenes looks into the experiences we create, and demonstrate how the creative sector can be leveraged for captivating and unique event experiences. We pride ourselves on being more than just an event planning company, and have worked hard to ensure that our website tells that story.

“We are excited to bring Vivince to life in a digital space. We hope that you will be able to dive into what it means to capture moments in time in the spirit of celebration through the examples and insights you will find on vivince.com.” Says Vivince founder and owner, Joseph Urankar.

As you navigate through each page, we hope that you will learn what it means to live a life of celebration. You will have the chance to dig deep into the “why” behind Vivince, see our favorite collaborative works and memorable events, see the joy and experience we bring to clients, and so much more. Whether you are in the market for an event planner, or you’re searching for information and inspiration, you have come to the right place. Welcome to the Vivince website.