As part of the WWF Pandamonium 2 Charity show, which took place yesterday in Hyde Park in London, Studio Roso presented a dress to bring attention to the WWF’s work on water preservation.
The concept behind the piece is the fact that water is the single most important component of life on earth – every living organism depends on it. To embody this sentiment, the billowing white dress, when touched by water, transforms into a burst of color!
The event showcased work of 25 prolific artists and designers, including Zaha Hadid, Hussein Chalayan, Stuart Haygarth & Sian Evans and Idris Khan and the proceeds of the ongoing online action is going to the WWF work of changing the chaotic situation we are in now, for the better.
Materials: Cotton fabric, cotton thread, hydrochromic ink, water
Aquatex screen print ink
Founded in 2008, Studio Roso is an inter-disciplinary practice that fuses an interest in architecture, art and design to create poetic site-specific installations. They have been awarded numerous commissions including prizes for large public sculptures, private collectors and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Their work is influenced by nature, craftsmanship and making the extraordinary happen with every-day materials. Their work plays with the ephemeral qualities of nature; the fleeting moments of reflection light and shade.
Studio Roso creates highly bespoke commissions and installations, each responding to the essence of the environment it inhabits. Whether hand-crafted or machine-polished, each work strives to celebrate and extract the inherent beauty of its elemental materials.
The studio is a partnership between Danish designers Sophie Nielsen and Rolf Knudsen, both of whom graduated from De- sign Products at the Royal College of Art, London.
Future projects include numerous commissions in both the UK and overseas including a large-scale public art commission in Canada.
Evergreen, City of Exeter
V&A Winter Commission 2011 Diamond Flowers, Toronto, Canada
Meme, Surrey, Canada
Eden, Syon Park Hotel
Mirror Chandelier, Ames Hotel, Boston Sweet Light, Private Collection