Kaleido of Life
The limited edition collection by Marcel Wanders for Sahrai.
The kaleidoscope has always been a tremendously fascinating instrument, for everyone: it is a simple object capable of creating an infinite variety of symmetrical geometric shapes by combining the direct images of the glass fragments it contains with the reflections of its mirrored portions. The images that are generated, capable of capturing the attention, of stimulating the imagination of the viewer, succeed one another without ever repeating themselves. The charm of the symmetrical geometries created by this tool, together with the desire to pay homage to the sensuality of nature's elements, gave rise to "Kaleido of Life," the Limited Edition, latest Sahrai collection created by Marcel Wanders, which is part of the Designers Collection.
The collection is a limited edition, featuring 3 different rugs, in only 6 versions each. Finely Handknotted in natural silk and wool, the rugs are inspired by the natural elements: air, water and earth; each of the three elements is depicted through a computerized graphic creativity, which plays with the sensuality of natural forms: images with a marked realism, skillfully reproduced by Sahrai's artisans on each of the hand-woven pieces, arranged symmetrically within paintings in which light and color, depth and seemingly embossed surfaces alternate. Air is Lush, in which butterflies dance in the wind caressing the tree branches on a summer evening just before sunset. Water is Allure: a dive into the depths of the sea, surrounded by figures magically created from different sized shells, starfish and underwater vegetation. The earth is Charm, an entanglement of fruits, the protagonists being pomegranate and the autumn colors.
Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior designer with over 1,900+ iconic product and interior design experiences all around theglobe for private clients and premium brands such as Alessi, Amsterdam Airport, Audi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Christofle, Kase Corporation/Decorte, Flos, KLM, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, LH&E Group, Louis Vuitton, Miramar Group, Morgans Hotel Group among scores of others.
Marcel Wanders' 30 years of design are celebrated in some of the most renowned art and design museums, including Centre Pompidou FR;Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, US; Metropolitan Museum of Art, US; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US; Museum of Modern Art, US; Pinakotheke der Moderne, Munich,DE; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL; Oita Prefectural Art Museum, JP among others.
Regarded by many as an anomaly in the design world, Marcel Wanders has made his mission to "create an environment of love, live withpassion and make our most exciting dreams come true." The work excites, provokes, and polarises, but never fails to surprise for its ingenuity,daring and singular quest to uplift the human spirit, and entertain.
Marcel Wanders' chief concern is to bring the human touch back to design, ushering in a 'new age of design', in which designer, craftsperson anduser are reunited. In this process, Marcel Wanders defies design dogma, preferring instead to focus on holistic solutions rather than thetechnocratic. In this universe, the coldness of industrialism is replaced instead by the poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages, vividly brought to life in the contemporary moment. www.marcelwanders.com Read less