Undoubtedly the coolest show in town at the moment, Kreo, the über trendy Parisian design gallery, is presenting Studio Wieki Somer’s “frozen” pieces of furniture until March 20th, 2010.
For more images and a detailed description
of the event have a look at this page on Designboom.com
Created in 2000 and named after it’s co-founder and director, Dutch designer Wieki Somers (the “other guy”/co-founder is Dylan van den Berg but doesn’t seem to “do” PR), Studio Wieki Somers has been making design headlines for a couple of years now. Most recently, next to their attention-grabbing pieces at Kreo in Paris, their magical “Merry-go-round cloak room” bought by Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Rotterdam art museum, won the Dutch Design Awards in October 2009 and featured on the shortlist of a couple of others.
I suggest you have a look at the following YouTube video and try to guess what exactly it is you’re looking at …
And then, if you want to know a little more about who’s behind all this magic, check out the following interview with Wiki Somers herself. (She speaks Dutch in it, but it’s subtitled in English)
If that isn’t enough to get you excited about this/these talented designer/s, then please be reminded that they’re the ones that came up with the fabulous boat bathtub (Bath Boat, 2007) and furry teapot (High Tea Pot, 2008).
- Studio Wieki Somers “Frozen In Time” currently on show in Paris until March 20th at
- Galerie Kreo
- 31, rue Dauphine
75006 Paris, France – ie the 6th arrondissment (Metro stop: Odeon on Metro lines 4 or 10)
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11AM to 7PM
- Free of course – unless you buy something. In which case things get pricey very quickly.