90,000 Colorful Plastic Ball Installation Inspired by Monet

As an architectural pop art tribute to Monet, Canada-based architects and designers at Claude Cormier + Associs Inc. used 90,000 plastic balls to adorn Le Havre City Hall’s landscape as part of its Contemporary Art Biennale. The installation, titled Pergola, boasts an eye-catching visual swirl of blues, reds, and purples to add an alternative liveliness to the viridescent garden and urban landscape.

While the multicolored, grouped spheres seem to resemble grapes hanging from their vines, they are in fact inspired by wisterias, a flowering plant that has a significant role in French impressionism through its recurrence in Monet’s paintings. The piece commemorates the artist in his hometown with this installation that draws much of its visual cues, including its color palette, directly from the master impressionist painter himself.






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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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