“We are interested in the transformative power of design as an interdependent response to social, economical and ecological matters. Our work is the interactive process of inventing and providing (infra)structure and comprehensive systems to improve our ways of living. In effect, we believe that designers and users become co-creators.” by studio Dror.
"The smart forspeed is a completely new take on how much fun it is to drive electric: it boasts a superb design with a powerful drive system and, needless to say, locally emission-free. And if you put the smart forspeed next to our ebike, escooter and smart fortwo electric drive you'll see that smart has realized all kinds of variations of electric driving - demonstrating that smart is not just a practical city car, but a great idea." - Annette Winkler, head of smart
“We were looking into manufacturers of woodwool cement board in order to install it in our new studio, It’s an interesting material; simple, good looking and environmental friendy. Besides, we needed to stop the echoing.”
Design studio FORM US WITH LOVE in collaboration Träullit
Vhils aka Alexandre Farto
“With my work, I try to delve into the several layers that compose the edifice of history, to take the shadows cast by this model of uniform development to try and understand what lies behind it; a semi-archaeological dissecting in the search for a functional basis, for an essence which has been lost in the overlapping of layer upon layer upon layer; a cultural basis which lost its sharpness when passed down from generation to generation, a primordial communication which was gradually affected by layers of noise which have driven us apart from each other.” - Vhils aka Alexandre Farto
MICHAEL WOLF - FY
Wanderer Books, 2011
32 color illustrations
limited edition of 300 copies
Michael Wolf's popular Street View-pictures deal with the automatically produced flood of images, which is spread by Google via the internet, and belong to his oeuvre that occupies itself with the conditions of the modern urban life. For FY, similar to “A Series Of Unfortunate Events“, Michael Wolf uses the picture pool of the Google tool as basic material for his own pictures again. During researches he encountered a global mass phenomenon.
You can think about Google Street View whatever you like, there is certainly one good thing about it, because obviously Street View inspires young and old people from all classes of population to spontaneous finger exercises. The gymnastic figures are presented in very different ways. Young men with base caps and adidas-outfits work smoothly from the wrist, drivers and cyclists show their skills casually en passant, business people with tie and collar mostly approach the matter highly concentrated and with stretched arms deserve high scores on technical merits, the working class milieu prefers the upward-sweep-version with a half sideward turn most of the time. Almost acrobatic are the recently widespread “Double Fuck You“-figures, which are carried out from the hollow back or with bodies bent forward.
FY provides an interesting collection of very creative, striking and bizarre versions of this explicit gesture.