Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a suspended net sculpture to a glass-bottomed pool, shelf lamps and a furniture showroom in Paris, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Janet Echelman’s Suspended Net Sculpture

“Recently suspended over Madrid’s Plaza Mayor was US artist Janet Echelman’s latest mind-bending thread sculpture,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “Titled 1.78 Madrid, the piece commemorated Madrid’s 400th anniversary.”

Image credit: João Ferrand via archdaily.com

2. Glass-bottomed Pool by SCB and Benjamin Woo Architects

“How would you like to swim in this glass-bottomed pool?” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in collaboration with Benjamin Woo Architects, the pool, located in a skyscraper in Hawaii, is seven floors up. Scary!”

Image credit: Nic Lehoux via dezeen.com

3. Jean Nouvel Designs RBC Furniture Showroom

“French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a showroom for contemporary furniture distributor RBC in Paris,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “Throughout the multi-story building are interactive screens displaying different stages of product development.”

Image credit: Flore Chenaux

Image credits: Alexandre Rimond via designboom.com

4. Ilsangisang Design Studio’s Light Shelf

“Seoul-based Ilsangisang Design Studio has developed a fun lamp design, entitled the Light Shelf,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann Van Rooyen. “The lamp can double as a tiny shelf when it’s off, plus you can place this piece on a desk or mount it on a wall.”

Image credit: designboom.com

5. Mona Caron’s Plant Murals

“San-Francisco-based mural artist Mona Caron has a penchant for painting plants,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “Her pieces have graced buildings across the globe, from Spain and Taiwan to São Paulo and the USA.”

Image credit: thisiscolossal.com