Architect Juergen Mayer-H. selects Caesarstone surface for his new artwork, to be unveiled at Art Basel Miami Beach
Sculptural bench to be presented at Galerie EIGEN+ART booth Art Basel, Miami Beach December 5 – 8, 2013
Caesarstone is proud to announce its sponsorship of a new artwork by Architect Juergen Mayer H., to be unveiled at Galerie EIGEN+ART booth at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.
Pipapo is a sculptural bench, made of Caesarstone surface from the Supernatural series, with a natural stone pattern delicately milled to create a three dimensional, lattice-like formation. The work is based on Mayer H.’s long standing investigation, both in architecture and art, of data protection patterns found, for example, on the inside of envelopes sent by government agencies and banks. Their extremely dense optical pattern aims to protect the personal content of letters from indiscretion and to make sensitive data invisible by presenting a sphere of exclusive knowledge.
Pipapo reflects Juergan Mayer H.'s fascination with camouflaged digital design and the interrelations of communicative space. The bench represents an endless pattern field and plays with dimension and form, the exposed and hidden and the material and the immaterial.
The chosen material is Caesarstone Alpine Mist (5110), a new design part of Caesarstone's Supernatural series which draws inspiration from the beauty of natural stone while exhibiting the exceptional strength, flexibility and durability inherent in all Caesarstone surfaces.
Juergen Mayer H. says in regard to the sculpture and his work: "We like to speculate on the potential of new materials for our built environment, to stress the limits of production possibilities and to keep the way we use them free to explore."
"We are extremely proud that Juergen Mayer H. chose Caesarstone surfaces for Pipapo. This latest collaboration is yet another opportunity for Caesarstone to evolve, explore and reach new design limits," says Eli Feiglin, VP of marketing at Caesarstone.
Dates: December 5 – 8, 2013
Location: Art Basel, Miami Beach, Booth G07
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About J. MAYER H.
Jürgen Mayer H. (*1965 Stuttgart) studied architecture at Stuttgart University, The Cooper Union New York and at Princeton University. Founded 1996 in Berlin, J. MAYER H., focuses on works at the intersection of architecture, communication and new technology. From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space.
International exhibitions and collections include Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Sammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz; Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt a. M.; Sammlung Vitra Design Museum and Art Institute of Chicago. Jürgen Mayer H. has taught at Harvard University, Cambridge, at Columbia University, New York and at University of the Arts, Berlin. International awards include Mies-van-der-Rohe Award for European Architecture, 2003, Holcim Award Europe Bronze, 2005 and winner Audi Urban Future Award, 2010.
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