Sidewalk Series: Shrink Bench, 2005 (Image courtesy of Frederieke Taylor
Antenna Design is having their second solo exhibition at Frederieke Taylor Gallery. For this show the theme of urbanity is explored through a series of imaginative outdoor and indoor installation ideas. Cleverly designed interventions propose street life experiences informed by the design duo’s observations of the behavior of the street crowd.
The interventions, in the form of street furniture and fixtures, resonate with people’s obscure yearnings and facilitate odd actions and temporary relations amongst strangers. Their presence in the particular context invites (inter)action and shifts the perception and experience of the various places. They pick up on current habits, give a new spin and encourage encounters.
Midtown, 2006 (Image courtesy of Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NYC)
A reactive light installation reminds us that the spectacle created by the city, also enters the seemingly private space of our homes. As neighboring high-rise buildings bring light into our apartments, the designers propose to bring a high-rise into an apartment as a light source that reacts to the inhabitant.
Google Cab, 2006 (Image courtesy of Frederieke Taylor Gallery, NYC)
The work from this design duo, comprised of Sigi Moslinger and Masamichi Udagawa, reminds us that what makes a city thrive is the rich diversity of interactions on its streets. Hopefully some of these ideas can materialize in the future and realize their hypothesis in a sidewalk near you.
Work by Antenna Design
Date: 1st March – 15th April, 2006
Place: Frederieke Taylor Gallery
Address: 535 West 22nd Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm