Last week BAUX debuted at the world´s largest design fair, Salone del Mobile in Milan. The company is known for their environment-friendly, recyclable material made from wood wool, cement and water. For the occasion they built a 5x20 meter large wall featuring an iconic silhouette of a Swedish forest using a range of triangular tiles on the advice of the Stockholm based Studio, Form Us With Love. In a combination of property and geometry, the studio decided to bring chunks of Swedish forest into the interior space using a wide format. The result is five wall patterns, combining 22 colours that follow the scheme of the Scandinavian landscape, in a contemporary play with the outside and the inside. The result is simply amazing! Link
Some of you probably knows I'm a street art fan judging from my instagram posts. The art movement isn't particularly big in Singapore - at least not yet - but the once black sheep of the scene has gained credibility overseas with high prices paid for Banksy, a graffiti artist and painter from the UK. In turn, this has created a lucrative limited edition print market for collectors and investors.
So, it is only fitting that IKEA, the Swedish retailer known for its affordable sleek designs and modern sensibilities, would enlist graffiti artists from around the world to create 12 posters for its annual art event. It is hoped that the different styles and expressions will create a better everyday life - for everyone who loves great art.
The global launch for the prints has already started earlier this month, and as it’s a limited collection, the posters might sell out very quickly. So grab one for $19.90 while you can. Link