Art

A Dramatic Sculptural Art Installation Travels From Inside To Outside At This Restaurant

A Dramatic Sculptural Art Installation Travels From Inside To Outside At This Restaurant

Aidlin Darling Design created a sculptural ceiling accent for Wexler’s, a barbeque restaurant located in San Francisco, California.

The striking black sculptural detail travels from the interior of the restaurant out to the facade, where it covers the entryway and adds a contemporary element to the historic building.

Inside, the ceiling installation is designed to represent smoke and charred wood, which is also found in barbeques.

The undulating ceiling installation is composed of laser-cut MDF fins with a black finish, which contrasts the restrained palette of zinc and rift-sawn oak found throughout the rest of the restaurant.

Photography by Matthew Millman

A Large-Scale Public Art Mural That Appears To Warp The Street

A Large-Scale Public Art Mural That Appears To Warp The Street

Canadian design firm NÓS has created a large mural for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts that lines the Avenue Du Musee in Montreal.

Titled ‘Moving Dunes’, the mural manipulates the street surface and creates the illusion of large ripples that have been designed to recall the features of a body or a face.

The reflective spheres and geometric shapes of the mural amplify the patterns and multiply the points of view.

As someone moves around the mural, the street transforms, shapes are reversed, and the ground comes alive and destabilizes.

The presence of spheres reflects the different buildings of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, all unique in their architecture and history.

Moving Dunes brings together the real and the virtual worlds and awakens the senses.

Here’s a few more photos of the installation…

Photography by Olivier Bousquet, Eloa Defly, Raphaël Thibodeau, Alex Lesage, and Charles Laurence Proulx | Design: NÓS | Designers: Charles Laurence Proulx, Gil Hardy, Negar Adibpour, Jean-Benoit Trudelle | Project manager: Charles Laurence Proulx | Collaborators: MU

Rob Ley Studio Creates Oversized Wall Art In Downtown Atlanta

A large art installation on the side of a building.

Los Angeles-based artist Rob Ley, has recently completed ‘Pangaea’, a large artwork that was commissioned for the NCR Headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

The art installation is made from a series of layered aluminum ribbons that interact with a field of points located throughout this exterior wall, creating a collection of interconnected nodes, hubs, and conduits.

Named after the prehistoric supercontinent of Pangaea, the artist explains, “this large-scale artwork is a collection of autonomous ‘islands’ that assemble into a singular, 3-story composition.”

The three-dimensional mural is made from painted aluminum, and measures in at 22 feet wide, 26 1/2 feet high, and has a depth of 1 foot.

Watch the video to get a glimpse of how the art piece was designed.

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Photography by Michael Hoefle and Brock Scott