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Since our eyes feasted on Alexander Purcell Rodrigues’ Cartesian Chairs at WantedDesign final yr, we knew he’d be a superb Friday 5 candidate. His research took him to each Cambridge College in England and Artwork Middle School of Design in Pasadena, California, earlier than he jumped into the design world and hit the bottom operating. Honing his structure design expertise in London whereas working at Richard Rogers and Manser Associates, Rodrigues then moved to Los Angeles the place he turned an award-profitable Artwork Director at M&C Saatchi LA. Taking a leap out on his personal in 2012 led him to launch Alexander Purcell Rodrigues Design the place his numerous background leads the best way. Need to see what this boundary pusher finds inspiring? Have a look…
Calatrava’s Turning Torso II, 1991
1. As a young person, I found the sculptural and architectural work of Santiago Calatrava. Static but in movement, complicated however pure, elegant and all the time in rigidity… An ideal sensory equilibrium. For me his works have all the time been mesmerizing; in hindsight, a pivotal level in my foray into design.
Jewel Scarab Beetle wings. Picture Copyright 2003 Barbara Strnadova
2. In reminiscence of the late Norm Schureman, who introduced the great thing about bugs to my consideration. Every one in every of these little critters are like miniature merchandise. Outlined by their setting, engineered by nature with half strains and mechanics so completely positioned and resolved they might have have been milled out of aluminum.
Concretto spaziale, Attesa, 1965
three. Easy some may say. Although inside the context of his work, Lucio Fontana was chopping via of the artwork worlds’ assumptions (no pun meant). An intriguing life-lengthy experiment in spatial proportions by way of a pure efficient manipulation of colour and matter.
Polliversum by Martin Oeggerli. Hand-coloured SEM pictures of pollen.
four. Inspiration is available in all sizes and shapes. Unimaginable varieties and textures could be seen within the microscopic images of Martin Oeggerli.
Thermal Baths in Vals by Peter Zumthor. Pictures by Helene Binet.
5. Sympathetic to its website and native supplies, this monelithic stone constructing has a noble serenity surpassed by none. Zumthor is an architect with absolute integrity, one from whom designers in all fields can study.