Best of #pink

Schools, international bridges, boutiques, tv sets and furniture. Read a selection of installations and architectures that turned pink a design philosophy.

Stuart Semple, Pink!, 2016
An eclectic color with soothing and calming effects that changes its meaning according to cultures, through the centuries. For some, pink is synonymous of femininity, whereas for others is masculinity: in architecture is genderless. In recent times it has been used as a protest against the abuse of power and geopolitical divisions – conveying messages of harmony and reconciliation. 

– British artist Stuart Semple released his own brand of pink paint, “Pink”, said to be the world’s pinkest pigment and available to all but Anish Kapoor.

– In an attempt to express the natural impression of colour over artificiality, Korean designer Saero Yoon developed a particular dying technique on acrylic resin.

– Near Madrid, an interior delimited by historic brickwork becomes contemporary and ironic thanks to 12,000 strawberry pink sticks hanging from the ceiling.

– On show at Biennale Interieur 2016, Studio Dessuant Bone presents a series of interactive sculptures and installations that embrace the Allaert Aluminium philosophy.

– Following the collaboration with popstar Mika, Studio Job created some eccentric stage objects for a TV show in Italy, including giant hearts and crystal globes.

– With indoor patios, nursery spaces, naturally lit classrooms and a long cantilivered area, Dominique Coulon & Associès designed a colorful group of schools in Montpellier, connected with each other.

– Mexican firm Legorreta designed a pedestrian bridge between Tijuana and San Diego, transforming it in a more rewarding experience for those who cross the border.

– Studiopepe designed a vintage pop-up shop within Max&Co flagship store in Milan, reinterpreting the glamourous Seventies with fringes, antique pinks and burnt reds.

– With an audacious Hollywood pink India Mahdavi modernise the archetype of the brasserie in this project for the Gallery at Sketch, UK winner of the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

– Photographer Kane Hulse elucidates on Marseille through reflections on form and colour, capturing the city’s recondite beauty in a pastel vision of pinks and blues.

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