Malika Favre is an artist who needs little introduction. Her instantly recognisable style sees her create beautifully bold vector illustrations which simplify down her subjects their bear essentials. Her work has adorned billboards, magazines and book covers the world over and her recent collaborations with the New Yorker magazine have raised her profile yet further and seen a whole new audience discover her incredible work.
In this short film directed by Jérôme de Gerlache, we learn about her work process, influences and get a behind the scenes glimpse of her home studio in East London.
„The Papermaker“ is a short documentary about one of the last handcrafting papermakers in Europe and his great love for paper. Gangolf Ulbricht makes unique tree- free papers by hand. For international artists, conservators, photographers, printers and many more. He learned his uniqe craft in Germany, Japan, France and England. In this short film we see him producing his fine paper in his basement studio in the Arthouse Bethanien in Berlin-Kreuzberg. He talks about his love and dedication for this craft - and it ́s future. Gangolf has worked for a number of known artists like: Jenny Holzer, Louise Bourgeois, Guenther Uecker, Jonathan Meese, Damien Hirst, Christiane Baumgartner, Matthias Weischer and many more.
Directed by DANIEL EGENOLF
Director of Photography LINE KÜHL
Edited by BORIS SEEWALD
Music by RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Sounddesign by ALEXANDER HEINZE
Produced by kingsandkongs.de
Designed by Daniel Rous in collaboration with Italian furniture maker Piaval, “Earl” was created specifically for the Half Three cafe. Designed with user comfort in mind, the chair’s back elegantly wraps around, and through sweeping surfaces, transforms into the back legs. “Earl” is made entirely from beech with a color finish that complements the tonal range of tea visible through the cafe.
The concept for 100% Design’s feature cafe, Half Three, is a contemporary take on an English tradition — a celebration of glass, colour and a curiously enduring daily ritual. According to some, the tradition of ‘taking tea’ began at half three one afternoon in the 19th century. Tea is now synonymous with almost every fibre of British being — no day is complete without at least one.
Incorporating an installation of hand-blown glass vessels, the cafe offers visitors a break from the bustle of the show to relax with a broad selection of tea.
The feature is designed by Daniel Rous of Fabrica, with key sponsors including Tea by Twinings, materials by Formica Group and Italian furniture maker Piaval, who have produced a custom-made chair (also designed by Daniel Rous) for the space.
The Half Three cafe will see a chandelier-inspired installation hung above the bar and arranged at different heights. Each hand-blown glass vessel (by Massimo Lunardon) contains a different shade of tea, and the fluid nature of the blown glass creates a liquid-like visual landscape as though the glass is in motion. The café will also feature “Earl” a chair designed by Daniel Rous and produced in collaboration with Italian furniture maker Piaval.
Feature cafe at 100% Design
Weds. 23rd — Sat. 26 September
London Design Festival 2015 100percentdesign.co.uk