Craft Victoria is pleased to present BLESS N° 38 Windowgarden, a new exhibition by European design studio BLESS. The exhibition will comprise a series of interior spaces utilising the iconic windows lining Craft Victoria's main gallery. In collaboration with Australian designers PAM (Misha Hollenbach & Shauna Toohey), BLESS will 'arrange' the spaces, filling them with plants, objects and product. Functioning as 'made-to-measure' garden spaces, these forms will create a fluid boundary between the 'natural world' and architectural space.
BLESS was founded in 1997 and is comprised of fashion designers Ines Kaag (based in Berlin) and Desiree Heiss (based in Paris). Defining themselves as "a project that presents ideal and artistic values by products to the public", BLESS are one of Europe's pioneering cross-disciplinary design houses combining conceptual thinking, craft and design. Their process emanates from the material-based, technical concerns of craft to imagine new possibilities for the designed object. Working across two different cities, BLESS is also an ongoing experiment in collaboration.
|BLESS, N° 40 Whatwasitagain (2010)|
|BLESS N° 36 Nothingneath (2008)|
BLESS have long been creative role models for Australian designers and Craft Victoria is delighted to bring a major solo showing of their work to Melbourne audiences. The exhibition will form part of the State of Design Festival (20-31 July) and will be complimented by a vibrant program of events.
This exhibition has been supported by the City of Melbourne.
Curated by Nella Themelios.
N° 38 Windowgarden opens this Thursday 16 June 6-8pm, with an opening speech by Kate Rhodes, Creative Director, State of Design Festival and Curator, RMIT Design Hub.
All image courtesy of BLESS