Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Heinrich Weid

German artist Heinrich Weid's 2003 Living Room installation of woodgrain and wood knots "treads the narrow boundary that divides fine and applied art." Such is the role of designer now a days - treading that fine line and creating hybrid forms. Using screenprinting and adhesive techniques, he creates what IKW's future headquarters (we can dream!) might look like :)

Discovered Weid via this great book Jon, of course, turned me on to called Patterns in Design, Art and Architecture. Fabulous fluorescent pink cover with large photos of modern ornament found in the darndest places like enormous building façades and Wim Delvoye's Caterpillar tractor. Must buy for library now!