2013 – The Callas

2013 – The Callas

Five years ago, I came across the unclassiffiable work made by an artistic duo called The Callas. I realised that what I was seeing (incredible punkishly vibrant needlepoint) was only the tip of the iceberg. In fact it’s an artistic factory producing music, films,...
Henri Guerin’s tapestry and stained glass

Henri Guerin’s tapestry and stained glass

I have discovered recently in an exhibition in Le Corbusier’s church in Firminy, next to Saint Etienne in France, the protean work of Henri Guérin, an artist/craftsman who revolutionised the art of stained glass (using slabs of glass and ciment) as well as the one of...
Charles Gianferrari’s Amazing Mosaic

Charles Gianferrari’s Amazing Mosaic

I have recently discovered the very confidential but stunningly beautiful mosaic work from the seventies by Charles Gianferrari. Gianferrari was associated with many projects in close collaboration with Roger Anger, until Anger’s last years when he devoted himself...
It’s a Small World by Mary Blair

It’s a Small World by Mary Blair

Last week-end we went to Disneyland Paris. I had mixed feelings about it all. I had to admit that I was just as excited as my daughter but for completely other reasons: mine were more to do with confronting my childhood fantasies to the reality of French Disneyfied...
1982: Century Dormeuse by Andrea Branzi

1982: Century Dormeuse by Andrea Branzi

We love this Century dormeuse by Andrea Branzi. To us, hlow team, it is above all one of his first statement solo piece. It was built in 1982, so 5 years before his Compasso d’Oro. Before this piece, his production is perhaps more theoretical, with Archizoom and...
Adolf Loos in Pilsen

Adolf Loos in Pilsen

Pilsen is a little town of Czech Republic half way between its capital, Prague, and Nuremberg, in Germany. At the beginning of the XXth century it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and some of its elite had had echoes of the trends in Vienna, among which, was...