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DORODESIGN LIKES: The culture of smoking from taboo to taboo by Brigada Agency

 

 

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Glypthoteque Hazu, an art institution in Zagreb, Croatia, wanted to explore the link between smoking, art, and the concept of taboo – a hazy relationship made even more complex by the country’s strict laws on the promotion of tobacco. The resulting exhibition, “The culture of smoking: from taboo to taboo” ­focuses on the role smoking has played in artistic and popular culture by bringing together paintings, posters, photographs, films and ephemera created over the last 150 years.

Influenced by the phenomenon of smoke, zagreb-based Brigada Agency has recreated the essence of the gallery space by completely altering a well-known venue. playing with the idea of taboo, the intention was to design an anti-exhibition – a display that hides the artifacts from the museum itself.

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Exhibits in display rooms

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A display that hides the exhibits even from the museum itself

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A completely new space inside

Playing with perception on different levels, the ‘nonspace’ transforms and conceals all the existing elements of the gallery. inside, the fabric of the booths lay bare, conceived without walls or ceilings, only cylindrical display rooms reminiscent of smoke circles or oversized cigarettes. softly illuminated from within, their enticing glow invites visitors to come take a closer look.

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Exhibits in display rooms

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Exhibits in display rooms

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A special system of freestanding display cases and slender cylindrical rods exhibits smaller objects

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Exhibits in display rooms

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A special system of freestanding display cases and slender cylindrical rods exhibits smaller objects

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Enlarged reproductions of key paintings on the way out of the museum

via designboom

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DORODESIGN Likes: Auto® 2012 Automotive Design Conference

Daniel Tomicic and Tina Markovic are the people who made possible Auto®, the automotive design conference in Zagreb, Croatia. The think-tank of future personal mobility and a meeting point between Western and Eastern European automotive designers. The largest automotive design conference in Europe since 2009, once again gathers in Zagreb some of the world most renowned designers.  This mass orientated event mission is to promote automotive design.

For a weekend in Zagreb you could meet top car designers – from Peter Stevens, designer of mythical McLaren F1, to Carlo Gaino, designer of bizarre Lancia ECV 2. This mass orientated event mission is to promote automotive design. Auto® was packed with various happenings.

Panel discussion gathered around question how to define supercar today when their performance is matched by ordinary cars. Can EV be supercar was questioned in lectures by Chris Longmore, designer of Lightning GT and Adriano Mudri, designer of Rimac Concept_One. Our friend Alessio Minchella, Fiat Designer and lecturer at IED Torino gave an inside glimpse on car designers perspective of world and sources of their inspiration.  Elena Ristancevska spoke on future trends in colour and trim.

Volvo organised design workshop for V40 exterior stickers that should underline Volvo brand values. Visitors could get their hands dirty in clay modelling workshop by Custom Creations under Dario Dropucic guidance. Three models were mad upon projects submitted to Design Challenge.

We would like to thank  Alessio Minchella for the passion he transfert to us after the design conference. Is such a big pleasure to see our friend part of this event. Bravo!
Daniele Madia as DANIPHOTODESIGN  is the official photographer of the event, thank you for the cool pics!