In nature, butterflies wings absorb the sun’s rays to increase their body temperature as a means of survival. As if drawn to the central hand-blown glass flame, the Virtue of Blue butterflies surround their self-generated source of light.
Virtue of Blue featured in The Curious Image at the Blain l Southern Gallery in London last Summer, an exhibition aimed at highlighting the fine line that exists between art and design, form and function, technological innovation and traditional craftsmanship.
Shown alongside Demakersvan’s Lectori Salutem -a contrasting work in highly-polished steel – the exhibition underlined how new modes of furniture and lighting can continue to challenge our understanding of twenty-first century art and design.
Full details of The Curious Image exhibition are available on the Blain l Southern gallery website.
Commonplace objects are transformed into the unique and extraordinary, stimulating the viewer’s curiosity and imagination to deliver a design experience far removed from the everyday.
Demakersvan is a Dutch design studio founded in 2005 by Joep Verhoeven, Judith de Graauw and Jeroen Verhoeven (shown left to right), following graduation from Eindhoven Design Academy. Demakersvan successfully fuse art and design to bring highly-conceptual work to a wider audience. Demakersvan collaborate with a diverse range of creatives and reach an international audience through projects, exhibitions and retail outlets.
Further information ..
Visit the Demakersvan website for more information.
Photo credits: Bas Helbers
Virtue of Blue features in the Rhine Capital Partners monthly investment reporting.
- On 15th May 2012