HBL Book of the Week: In The City

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

In In The City, the spectacular works of public art studio Greyworld are first imagined as fairytale, and then documented as reality. Since its inception in 1993, the studio has created a world where "railings are tuned, carpets make music, the benches come over when you whistle to them, and life has unexpected joys" - and now has permanent installations in 12 countries.

Delegates at last week's Design Indaba were treated to a sample of Greyworld's projects by founder Andrew Shoben, including Paint - an interactive installation for the Nokia N8 phone which launched in 2010 - and Clockwork Forest, a 2011 project which saw them transform a British forest into a wind-up musicbox.

The Clockwork Forest (2011) from greyworld on Vimeo