On Display, Roomscapes of the Imagination at Barney's New York

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

"Love Me and Leave Me" by Rafael de Cárdenas

Barney's New York has dedicated the windows of its Madison Avenue flagship to "Roomscapes of the Imagination". On display are four installations that feature the works of designer/architect Rafael de Cárdenas, contemporary artist Joe Grillo, architects Peter Shelton and Lee F. Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, and interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz. The purpose of the display is to "blur the boundaries of design, and to create a cohesive work of art that reflects Barneys’ unique take on aesthetics," says Creative Director Dennis Freedman.

"Flourescent Scented" by Joe Grillo

Rafael de Cárdenas' "Love Me and Leave Me" was inspired by Fassbinder's “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.” The room features optical patterns and furniture from the designer's first collection with Johnson Trading Gallery.

Joe Grillo’s “Fluorescent Scented” serves as a confirmation of WGSN-homebuildlife's autumn/winter 2012/2013 Hyperculture macrotrend as it is comprised of a colourful overload of recycled materials.
"Ad Infinitum" by Shelton, Mindel & Associates

Shelton, Mindel & Associates, “Ad Infinitum,” uses decoupage as a means of expressing the notion of infinity and the coming together of cultures from around the world.

Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz's "Suna No Onna" or "Sand Woman" was inspired by Hiroshi Teshigahara’s 1964 film, “The Woman in the Dunes". The installation features Lighting by ABYU Lighting.