Series of photographs, made in Beijing, while the entire city was under construction for the coming 2008 Olympic Games, manipulated to appear as if they were insects by artist Fang Er, via M97 Gallery.
Toucan, panda bear and whale, three oversized cushions /cuddle toys from the ongoing Zoo project by French designer Ionna Vautrin.
Walter Bosse’s legendary six nesting hedgehog ashtrays, reproduced from the original master molds by Modern Vienna Bronze (image source)
Three lamps made of scavenged objects by American sculptor Tom Sachs, from artist’s 2008 solo exhibition Animals, at Sperone-Westwater Gallery, NY.
#1 U Look lamp, #2 Ashtray Lion and #3 Tiger lamp.
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Painted bronze sculpture by Puerto Rico- based visual artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, titled The bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame, 2010 (source).
Silver steel flexible double bladed snake rapier, made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain. Sharply pointed steel blade: length 810 mm, width 20, thickness 7 mm. Carved inscriptions: Fca de Toledo in 1846 and Acargo del Cuerno de Artilleria. Made of steel, silver and brass.
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Kombu Dwellings, 2010
lacquered wood containers, collaboration with Gero Grundmann and Japanese artisans.
Tidal Ossuary, 2009
Various vessels made of found animal bones, silver and steel.
Cow leather benches, 2005
Co-Existence installation, 2009
9000 Petri-dishes with images of bacteria colonies, perspex, lighting
All works from German born -London based multidisciplinary designer Julia Lohmann
A midcentury playable fish at Tivoli Gardens, by Slovenian architect, sculptor and designer Vladimira Bratuž Furlan.
Found at play-scapes – image via.
previously: Giraffe by Henry Mitchell
Site-specific straw sculpture by the Musashino Art University on Shodoshima, one of the five islands in Japan participating the Triennial Setouchi Art Festival. The mammoth was made of rice straw donated by local farmers after the harvest and displayed in the same fields, in 2010.
Straw art is one of the most popular parts of this festival, where artists collaborate with local residents to create large scale sculptures, like this mammoth. Check out the Light of Shodoshima, a giant straw dome by Wang Wen-chih here.
Photos by artist Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG
Previously: Father Memory installation by Chiharu Shiota @ Setouchi Art Festival
Inflatable sea animals covered with slip covers that can be used both as sitting obejcts or as outdoor summer toys with out the cover, from the Home Zoo Covers collection by German designer Silvia Knüppel.
Pictures by Rebekka Seubert
Previously: Silvia Knüppel’s hair-extension-shirts
Wood animals made of found furniture parts by Barcelona based French artist Mark Sparfel.