Part holiday home, part missionary outpost, the Balancing Barn perches on a ridge in Suffolk like the cliffhanger finale of The Italian Job re-enacted with an extra-long Gulfstream trailer.
Dutch designer Wieki Somers’ new collection for Galerie Kreo was inspired by a single meteorological event: a fall of freezing rain.
An all-Dutch designer team of Jurgen Bey, Ted Noten, Wieki Somers, Bertjan Pot, Simon Heijdens and Frank Bruggeman has been unleashed on the new entrance areas of Rotterdam art and design museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Last weekend Galerie Kreo opened in a bigger gallery space just off St Germain de Pres on Paris’ south bank. To celebrate, 16 new pieces joined the Parisian gallery’s collection.
What do you use Sellotape for? Doctors use it to detect bacteria around the perineum, and to trap head lice. In fact, one doctor used Sellotape, along with brandy, a water bottle and a coat hanger, to save the life of a woman who suffered a collapsed lung on an international flight.
Wieki Somers and Bertjan Pot live round the corner from each other on the leafy outskirts of Rotterdam. Fellow graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, they like to bounce ideas off each other and share lunch every now and then. They work intuitively, favouring trial and error over sterile conceptualism. But while Somers works like a lab technician, Pot is more concerned with surfaces and beauty.