Here's a video of the light installations Castor & Pollux by Giles Miller Studio that were exhibited at Design Days Dubai 2014 as part of the installations at the fair.
Last week Capsule Arts participated in Design Days Dubai presenting Giles Miller Studio as part of the installations segment of the fair. It was a great week working to put together the twin light installations Castor and Pollux that took over 20 hours to install onsite, and countless hours in preparation for the Giles Miller team before arriving in Dubai from the UK. The week also included a talk title 'The Role and Value of Bespoke in Interior Design', chaired by Rachael Brown of Capsule Arts and included Giles Miller, Andy Martin who was exhibiting with the Crafts Council, and Dubai based Interior Designer Pallavi Dean.
Here's a few pictures from the week and you can view more on our instagram page. Thank you to everyone that posted their own photos and videos, many of which we reposted.
For those who attended Design Days Dubai this year, you may have noticed some familiar artistic styles around Dubai Mall of late. A match made in heaven Fashion and Art have always had a close relationship. Collaborations and commissions between designers and artists have paved the way for window displays, fashion shows and even new collections for accessories and clothing. It's become an International way of business and we're glad to see it happening more and more in the UAE. As you enter fashion avenue in Dubai Mall you can view a window display at Hermès by Analogia, a collaborative project between designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra. Using their distinctive style, a narrative titled 'A Love Story' is sketched in the air with black wool on a transparent web of threads. The display acts as a storyboard and takes you through the characters day - starting at their hotel room, then on an excursion at a mosque, and then finally a bar for drinks.
The Hermès window display is only on view until 11th May 2013, however across the way in Level Shoe District a permanent installation by United Visual Artists now hangs above the Vogue Cafe. Titled 'Fragment' the artwork examines how light can fragment our vision by capturing, refracting and reflecting natural light. The sun’s rays will be used to create shifting light paintings from the sculptural object on the surrounding walls of the space.