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.

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘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.

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘spa’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘spa’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘theatre’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘theatre’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘hotel’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘hotel’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘parking’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘parking’ from the imaginary architectures series, 2009 pirex glass

el ultimo grito: dialogues 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.

el ultimo grito: dialogues cardboard, tape and resin table, 2009 photo by allison dring

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘orange dining table and structure’, 2009

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘found objects: dialogues’

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

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘found objects: dialogues’

el ultimo grito: dialogues ‘found objects: dialogues’

  • Wonderful! : )

    cardioforme
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • “the architecture of bongs” by Atelier van Lieshout 🙂

    justkidding
  • 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

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