Design – Until October 26, The Conversation Show exhibition at Design Museum Holon invites to discover the creative process between leading designers working together as a duo or group. BCXSY’s installation features kaleidoscope-like projections and sounds triggered by an interactive seesaw, Zaven showcases the results and research of its innovative glass making while Reddish presents perfectly balanced designs reflecting the duo’s mutual understanding. [Map].
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“We tasked designers to envision a way to show and pass to the audience their personal way of interaction while creating,” says curator Maria Cristina Didero. “The exhibition invites people to examine and experience these processes and behaviors through these representative projects – being it an environment or an object collection.”
New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitectureteamed up with Italian interiors brand Gufram to create The Hall of Broken Mirrors. A series of mirrors and passageways, split the museum’s lower gallery into three spaces, white, grey and black. Visitors are encouraged to walk through “mirrors” to create the illusion of reflection within paralleled worlds and scenarios.
Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler of Vienna-based studio mischer’traxlerhave created a pendulum with a glowing sphere that lits up and leans towards visitors as they approach to it. Titled Coalesque, the installation is a visualisation of the couple’s dialogue. On show also sketches, drawings and written conversations.
Entering the Upper Gallery, visitors are welcomed by the Balancing Act installation by the Jaffa-based design studio Reddish. Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman created a series of works expressing the balance and emotion in their partnership. On show also various hanging and perched winged objects inspired by visiting natural history museums.
Amsterdam-based Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto of BCXSY have created an interactive seesaw within a semi-translucent room. When activated by two participants, kaleidoscope-like projections and sounds wash the room with colours, shapes and images. The Reciprocal Syntax installation deals with the importance of balance and common ground as the starting point of every creative process.
Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno of Venice-based studio Zaven have invented a new way of working in glass layering and present a new collection of lighting fixtures made from layers of cast-glass slabs from Murano. The studio shares with the public both its work process together as well as its concern of the disappearance of traditional craft making. Project developed with Wonderglass.
“Design and communication are indefinitely tied together,” says Maya Dvash, Chief CuratorofDesign Museum Holon. “The Conversation Show showcases the layers of this notion – the conversation between creators themselves, as well as the dialogue between the designers and visitors.”
All photos by Elag Sarig unless indicated otherwise – courtesy of Design Museum Holon.