“Playmaker“ is a work by Ill-Studio, produced with the help of Nike, establishing a parallel between the work of French artist Henry Matisse and the free-role of football’s attacking midfielders being central pivots between offensive and defensive players (Post-Impressionism and Modernism) through their superior vision, technical skills, control and creativity.
As part of the Nike and Pigalle Spring-Summer 2017 collaboration, Ill-Studio conceived and designed original modules used for various installations. The designs establish a parallel between antique architecture and modernist Italian designers such as Carlo Scarpa, Gio Ponti and Aldo Rossi.
Through this new court, Ill-Studio and Stephane Ashpool explore the representation of sport as a dominant idea within the beauty of an era from Classicism to Futurism.
The design establishes visual parallels between the Past, Present and Future of modernity, from Roman Antiquity to an interpretation of the future aesthetics of basketball and sport in general.
Photography : Sebastien Michelini
Photography : Luc Borho
Alongside the creative direction of the global Nike & Pigalle 2015 collaboration project, Ill-Studio commissioned photographer Jonas Lindstroem to shoot the main campaign images.
Morceaux Choisis is a montage of various films directed by Ill-Studio between 2010 and 2015 for Tame Impala, Louis Vuitton, i-D Magazine, Joakim, BMW, Nowness, Louis Vuitton, Channel 4, Nike and Christophe Lemaire.