Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth

Dymaxion Car #4, Top
Dymaxion Car #4, Front

Three-quarters of a century after the last of the original models rolled off the production line, the Dymaxion Car lives again. The new car was commissioned by Norman Foster, the British architect of such modern landmarks as Beijing Airport, the new Reichstag in Berlin and the “Gherkin” in London. A passionate car collector, he undertook the project as a labor of love and an homage to Buckminster Fuller.

Ivorypress currently has an exhibition entitled Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth that was curated by Norman Foster and Luis Fernández-Galiano. The show will be the first chance to see the recently completed recreation of the Dymaxion Car and will bring together the different strands of Bucky’s influential career together with original drawings and models.

Art, Fashion and Architecture

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the world’s major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines. Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to maintain the richest and most varied associations with the world of art. Included in this volume are Louis Vuitton’s important collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects, designers, and photographers, such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean Larivière, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture is structured as a seductive anthology of the house’s most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis Vuitton’s patronage—under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs—during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.

Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture
Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture

The High Line

The High Line

The High Line was originally constructed in the 1930s to lift dangerous freight trains off Manhattan’s streets. Located on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. Section 1 of the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, runs from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. The identity and signage were designed by Paula Scher of Pentagram.

BBDK had the good fortune of seeing the High Line last week during a private tour of The Standard, a beautiful new hotel that straddles the High Line. Thanks again for the tour Lucy! Our lips are sealed.

A-Z Lectures

A-Z Lectures

A-Z Lectures
January 20-May 12, 2009

Every Tuesday evening in spring, Z33 in Hasselt welcomes designers, architects, engineers, students and those interested in fascinating lectures from national and international speakers in the fields of architecture, design and art. Stay tuned for inspiring ideas, innovative visions and surprising developments in architecture, design and art from A to Z!

A-Z stands for the A from Architecture, Arts & Applied Arts and the Z of arts centre Z33. As a first step towards transparency, the A-Z Lectures bring together the separated organized lectures of the partners into one inspiring and continuous program and channel.

Organized by Design Platform Limburg together with Architectuurwijzer (a cultural organisation on architecture) and the University College Provinciale Hogeschool Limburg (dpt. PHL-Arts and Architecture).

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