Katie Hosmer recently posted this beautiful blog entry featured on My Modern Met.
A vibrant, flowing rainbow could be seen cascading across Tokyo’s Shinjuku Central Park in this colorful installation by French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux.
Moureaux hand-dyed 1,875 pieces of fabric and hung them vertically from above in layers of textured color. The piece was set high off the ground so that it would move with the breeze and so that passers-by could walk underneath and find themselves consumed by the various hues.
–from Katie Hosmer’s blog post
Statement from the artist:
“When I first arrived in Tokyo,
I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street.
In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan.
Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and flashes of blue sky framed by various volumes of buildings, created three dimensional “layers” in the city.
The flood of various colors pervaded the street built up a complex depth and intensity in the space. These indelible experiences of colors and layers in Tokyo were the inspiration and essence of my design concept of “shikiri”, which means dividing (creating) space with colors.
Valuing the emotion inspired from Tokyo,
I want to show the beauty of colors to the fullest extent.
I also wish to share the feeling of being surrounded by overflowing colors by
exhibiting 100 colors, here in the middle of Tokyo.
Please come and find your favorite color. ”
— Emmanuelle Moureaux
Watch a video of this beautiful installation here on Vimeo.
More images from ur design:
Information and a video of a previous indoor installation by Moureaux from Design Boom: http://www.designboom.com/design/emmanuelle-moureaux-blows-colorful-wind-into-uniqlo-ginza-store-03-26-2014/
Also from Design Boom — These are VERY COOL, too: