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Onion Pinch: Swaying Cork Art installation Invites Passersby to Rock and Relax

Posted By Elliot Chang On February 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Art,Design,Green Interiors,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

Caterina Tiazzoldi, Eduardo Benamor Duarte, orion pinch, green design, sustainable design, risd biennial, cork, green materials, sustainable materials, Rhode Island School of Design, eco art, sustainable

NY/ Turin-based architect Caterina Tiazzoldi [1] teamed up with NY/ Lisbon-based architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte [2] to create Onion Pinch – a playful eco art installation made entirely from sustainably-sourced cork [3]. Onion Pinch was initially designed as a rest area for the Cais do Sodre subway station in Lisbon during the Experimenta Design Biennial. The swaying onion-shaped structures invited visitors to climb, lay, or rock within them. In 2010 the installation was the set for a dance performance by Arke Danza, which was documented in a film directed by Caterina Tiazzoldi shown at the Architecture & Design Film Festival, and this year photographic documentation of the installation will be showcased at the RISD Biennial [4] beginning on February 21st.

+ Caterina Tiazzoldi [1]

+ RISD Biennial [4]

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[1] Caterina Tiazzoldi: http://www.tiazzoldi.org/

[2] Eduardo Benamor Duarte: http://www.benamorduarte.com/

[3] cork: http://inhabitat.com/tag/cork/

[4] RISD Biennial: http://risdmuseum.org/exhibition.aspx?type=forthcoming&id=2147491435

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