Archipanic x Monkey 47 – From June 16 on Isola Design District virtual platform the Can Creativity Save Animals’ Lives? exhibition goes on show featuring works by Elena Salmistraro, Porky Hefer, Atelier Boelhouwer, Peter Pichler Architecture and Charlotte Mary Pack.
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The exhibition is part of Monkey 47’s Sad but True campaign which supports WWF and other international organizations striving to grant a brighter future for 6 primates threatened with extinction. The dry gin has launched a 10th anniversary limited edition series of collectible empty bottles raise awareness on the emergency while donating the whole profit to WWF and other international organizations. Read more…
Milan-based designer Elena Salmistraro has created Bernardo, a quirky ceramic warrior-panda bear sculpture for leading company Bosa Ceramica which supports WWF. Dressed like a tribe’s head, the mellow and tender bear stands up ready to fight and defend all other animals.
South African designer Porky Hefer teamed up with local craftsmen to create giant pods in the shape of endangered animals such as orangutans, blue whales, polar bears and sloths. The projects was commissioned by SFA Advisory and in collaboration with Cape Town gallery Southern Guild to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which strives to save endangered species.
With the Insectology Project – Food for buzz, Atelier Boelhouwer (NL) has devised synthetic flowers producing an alternative food source for bees and bumblebees which helps the pollinators to re-populate in the urban environment. The designer worked with scientists and engineers, aiming to allow the insects to literally make some buzz.
‘Death by architecture’ is the fate of billions of birds worldwide as they crash on houses and skyscrapers’ reflecting surfaces. Peter Pichler Architecture have completed a bird-friendly mirrored house on the Italian Alps. The building completely disappears in the landscape but thanks to a special anti-reflection UV film birds are able to see it and avoid to crash onto it.
British ceramist Charlotte Mary Pack fought against the clock to create 100 clay elephants in 24 hours. A performance to raise awareness on the 100 elephants killed every day for ivory. Charlottes donates 15% of her profits to wildlife conservation programs.
All images: courtesy of the designers.