A& E desigh exhibition #nationalmuseum2018
Tom Ahlström and Hans Ehrich founded A&E Design in 1968, and have since designed a wide range of ergonomic everyday objects for Swedish and international clients. The exhibition features prototypes, sketches, drawings, and finished products from the well-known design firm's diverse production archive.
@nationalmuseumswe is placed in central Stockholm, in Blasieholmen, just opposite of the the Royal Palace. It reopened again a few days ago, since it was closed for five years and it wishes us a warm welcome and promises a whole new museum experience. The renovation is completed. Many people passed its door yesterday and it felt like a celebration.
@qatarnationallibrary by Rem Koolhaas “The physical impact of books has been important in terms of my entire formation. The first books that fascinated me were the fairy tales of Grim illustrated by Gustave Doré. I still remember the physical nature of those books as one of the strongest memories of my entire life. One similarity between architecture and bookmaking is that both have unbelievably long traditions but are also forced to be of the moment, constantly updating in order to survive. We have designed many libraries and built a few. Libraries, as a typology, are so exceptionally suitable to produce radical architecture” www.archdaily.com 📸 @mrs_karouz
Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, the 376,740-square-foot Museum of Islamic Art rises from the sea, in Doha Bay in the Arabian Gulf and houses a collection of international masterpieces in galleries encircling a soaring, five-storey-high domed atrium. www.dezeen.com 📸 @mrs_karouz
Metal work @miaqatar
Much of the metalwork collection is fit for caliphs, emperors and sultans. Highly skilled metalworkers crafted vessels of bronze, brass or steel, which they decorated with gold and silver. From arms and armour and scientific instruments, to household objects, the collection represents the highest-quality metal work of the Islamic world from the 7th century to modern times.
Ceramics from the @miaqatar collection. As well as being objects of great age and beauty, the ceramics in the museum were also meant to be used. From humble kitchen wares to elaborate tile panels, ceramics were a vital part of everyday life in the Islamic world. They exemplify the external influences and internal creativity that inspired this flourishing of ceramic design over 12 centuries.
“The Museum of Islamic Art @miaqatar represents Islamic art from three continents over 1,400 years. MIA is the flagship of Qatar Museums which, under the leadership of its Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is transforming the State of Qatar into a cultural capital of the Middle East.
MIA sheds light on our origins to illuminate our future. Through safeguarding masterpiece collections of Islamic art and showcasing extraordinary exhibitions, MIA shares knowledge, spreading curiosity, understanding, and joy”. www.mia.org.qa 📸 @mrs_karouz