After the two weeks of snow and winter only, we are finishing our theme with big curated editorial about design inspired by the snow. Above you can see some of the contemporary as well as modernist design pieces, which are influenced by snow, ice, glaciers and more and more.
The natural elements influenced design in all times and places. It is nature, which was the first designer in the history of our planet. The people, designers only reproduce its creative power. One of the most visible motives and influences in modern and contemporary design can be snow, its qualities and structures. Designers are influenced by this phenomenon worldwide, everybody of them in different way and with different creative attitude.
Our selection includes masters of modernist design, too. We present here work of Poul Henningsen and George Nelson. Their geometric modernist pieces were inspired by the structures of the snowflakes or the snowballs. Snowflake is very thankful theme for designers today, too. Its structures are used in designs of the Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, as well as Nendo or work of Tokujin Yoshioka. These designers used snowflakes as a elementary decorative structures for tables or for installations. Excepting Yoshioka`s installation called Snowflake for Kartell, where he created essence of the snow and frost from the hundreds of plastic sticks only, the designer made the another snow themed installastion. This time in Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in July 2010. The Snow was a 15-meter-wide dynamic installation. Seeing the hundreds kilograms of light feather blown all over and falling down slowly, the memory of the snowscape would lie within people’s heart would be bubbled up.
The another way of visualize the snow in design show works of design studio Outofstock or Kim Baek-Ki. They made a furniture objects with seats look like the layers of snow.
The geographical theme of snow or glaciers we can discover in work of Mexican studio Nel or Swiss Pour Les Alpes. Nel designed the original rug called Global Warming, which adverts to problems of global warming. The surface of the rug comprises very small white place showing the little iceberg with polar bear on it. Around it is the blue ocean only. With the similar geographical approach to the applied arts, studio Pour Les Alpes designed the series of cabinets called Echos inspired by the Swiss nature. One of them represents homage to the Alpine glaciers, which are visualize there by incorporated hand-woven lace in blue and grey tones.
Other pictures show another designs playing with theme of snow and its structures. You can see the works of Maxim Velčovský, Zuzana Kynčlová or Hiroaki Matsuyama and discover all about the design and snow.
This was the last post of our special Snow Weeks blog.