Rolf Sachs creates ‘red run’ for Selfridges ‘Re Work-It’ chair installation to raise money for The Art Room charity

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Fair & co has collaborated with the ‘Art Room’  and invited Artists, designers & architects to transform the classic Ernest Race BA2 chair – creating variations for an installation cascading from the atrium ceiling in Selfridges.

In typical Rolf Sachs fashion, ‘red run’ takes two familiar objects and injects then with warmth, humour and energy. Reminiscent of childhood, the piece merges the iconic Ernest Race BA2 chair with a sledge to create a witty, surreal and truly memorable object.

Rolf Sachs quote:

“This was a great opportunity for me to create a piece that conjured up the spirit of childhood; one of excitement, fun and, of course, humour.”

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For further info go to artroom or afternyne.

Fortis Watches launches the Rolf Sachs ‘2π’ limited edition watch at Baselworld

The FORTIS 2π watch is the fourth collaboration between designer, Rolf Sachs, and Swiss watchmaker FORTIS.

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Mathematically inspired and using the designer’s own handwriting to form equations and formulas, this watch is a playful, visual interpretation of our desire to manage that most uncontrollable aspect of our lives: time itself.

The 2π watch face shows a puzzle of mathematical workings-out, presented in Sachs’ distinctive style, which merges personality, character and chaos with a scientific aesthetic. 

Rolf Sachs comments: “2π is a mathematical constant, seen everywhere in our everyday lives. It exists and brings order to the simplest and most natural of objects, from the shape of our eyes to the ripples of a splashing raindrop. Time, on the other hand, like human existence, is fluid and chaotic and ultimately, uncontrollable. It is that duality and tension between science and creativity that I wanted to explore here – something I find particularly fascinating.”

Available as a limited edition of 150 pieces worldwide through approved FORTIS stockists.

Galerie Andrea Caratsch presents ‘Camera in Motion: From Chur to Tirano’

 ‘Camera in Motion:From Chur to Tirano’ has opened at Galerie Andrea Caratsch, an exhibition in collaboration with von Bartha, showing the largest collection of prints so far.

Photographed over the course of an entire year, to form an extensive and breathtaking collection of photographs that blur the boundaries between abstract art and landscape photography, ‘Camera in Motion – From Chur to Tirano’, supported by Leica Camera, explores the landscape along the World Heritage Rhaetian Albula/Bernina Railway line, taking photographs from a moving train.

Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Via Serlas 12, CH-7500 St. Moritz
Monday 1st of December 2014 – April 2015
MON-SAT 2-7pm and by appointment

Rolf at the panel talk with Martina von Meyenburg and Prof. Dr. Georg Kohler

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For the occasion of Martina von Meyenburg’s opening of her new exhibition ‘The Dipping Game’ at Katz Contemporary in Zürich, Rolf participated in a panel talk together with Martina and Prof. Dr. Georg Kohler at the Dolder Grand Hotel. Please find links to the talk (in German) below.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtQ6354Sl8s

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SEiAE1fKUw

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZR-WOXI-uk

Rolf at Sketch Creative Talk in Conversation with Harry Richardson and Clare Page

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Earlier this week Rolf was in conversation with Clare Page and Harry Richardson from the design studio Committee, opening the Ketel One Creative Talks at Sketch London. Billed as ‘a monthly series of informal discussions from celebrated minds in the creative industry’, Rolf discussed his own cultural influences and how they can be seen throughout his work before becoming the main theme of our recent show ‘typisch deutsch’. They also explored the use of nostalgic themes as a tool for commercial industry.

The casual, salon-style conversations give an insight to the minds of brilliant influencers in art and design. It looks to be an exciting program with Ron Arad, Max Lamb, Faye Toogood and Piergiorgio Robino taking part in further talks, there’s no better place to spend a relaxing Sunday evening.  Thanks Clea!

www.sketch.uk.com

‘A light breath’ showing at Masterpiece with Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Heller Gallery is showing the kinetic sculpture ‘a light breath’ at Masterpiece 2014 in London.

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A pillow is injected with movement through a ‘breathing’ motion concealed within. Its ‘whispering window’ quietly echoes the faint sound of human breathing encouraging the viewer to interact intimately with it. The piece is full of human traces, while, simultaneously, is conspicuously absent of it.

http://www.leilahellergallery.com/

Preview Day / 26 June 11.00-22.00

Public Fair Days / 26-27 June 11.00-21.00 / 28-29 June 11.00-19.00 / 30 June 11.00-18.00 Followed by the charity party in aid of Marie Curie at 19.00 / 1-2 July 11.00-21.00

http://www.masterpiecefair.com/