el ultimo grito: dialogues
 
el ultimo grito: dialogues el ultimo grito: dialogues
mar 10, 2010

el ultimo grito: dialogues

el ultimo grito: dialogues the aram gallery, london march 25th to may 1st, 2010

‘apartment’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

in correspondence with the release of their book ‘abandon architectures’, UK-based design studio el ultimo grito (EUG – rosario hurtado and roberto feo) presents three new collections of work at the aram gallery, london.

known for their reinvention of objects and large-scale installations, EUG’s most recent work has questioned cultural and social preconceptions of architectural space and objects, which is apparent in the work included in the ‘dialogues’ exhibition.

‘apartment’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘imaginary architectures’ is a group of large blow glass installation pieces exploring architectural archetypes. created by master glassblowers in italy, the series includes a theatre, hotel, apartment, spa and parking lot made from pirex glass.

‘spa’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘spa’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘theatre’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘theatre’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘hotel’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘hotel’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘parking’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

‘parking’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

cardboard, tape and resin table, 2009

using cardboard, tape and resin, EUG has created a collection of lightweight furniture, suggesting alternative design and production methods for a permanent dining table.

cardboard, tape and resin table, 2009 photo by allison dring

‘orange dining table and structure’, 2009

‘found objects: dialogues’

‘found objects: dialogues’ is a series of photographic works in which hurtado and feo re-appropriate famous quotes.

‘found objects: dialogues’

‘found objects: dialogues’

  • heres my addition to this ‘dialogue’
    “most of this work is dreadful”
    it feels like talking with your embarrassing grandad who’s a bit deaf and out of touch
    the orange table is quite nice although the ‘structure’ feels very tacked on.The craftmanship in the glass is amazing, but as for the ideas, see above…

    ifeelsorryfortheglassblowers says:
  • “the architecture of bongs” by Atelier van Lieshout 🙂

    justkidding says:
  • The blown glass archetypes are a wonderful inspiration for architects and designers, because they show the essential elements of the type, without any “box” at all. I’d love to own one of each, for the intrinsic beauty and fascination of blown glass, and for the inspiration. The writer of the article needs a better grip on English writing, though.

    Exxtremitie says:
  • cardboard tape and resin table: so underwhelming. Really? that’s it? A Sunday project for 3 bored grade 6 kids that somehow made it into this space? That’s not design, it’s a joke…

    pasha says:
  • don’t know why Im defending grandad, but I have to say I think the tape and resin table is kind of cool. I guess that theyre trying to include bored doodles within the remit of design, which I like. However, Id like it a lot more if they could cast it in bronze, repaint it and sell it at a designart auction. no, really, I would…

    ajoke? says:
  • Wonderful! : )

    cardioforme says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
LOG IN
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
501,545 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample