Parabola explores the undercurrent relationship between modern standardized productions and Avant-Garde Art forms of the 20th century through their common postmodern lexicon.
The installation emphasizes the interchangeable nature of the vocabulary used by the "Industrial Civilization" of the 20th century and modernist artists such as John Cage, Hans Hofmann, Jean Dubuffet, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Andrei Tarkovsky or Claude Debussy.
Here, the titles of the artists' iconic work become mundane logotypes, diplayed on standardized contemporary artifacts.
Production : Great Co.
Ill-Studio was appointed to design the footwear and music departments of the fashion store Boontheshop in Seoul in 2016.
Originally designed by Peter Marino, the renewal of both spaces was based on the idea of making different generic environments collide : recording studios, gymnasiums, laboratories, construction sites.
Interior photography by Kyoungtae Kim. 3D render by Mathieu Blancher
In 2014, The Dewaele brothers appointed Ill-Studio art directors for their ambitious new project Deewee. More than a record label, Deewee is a building, a studio, a label, a record collection and a publishing house.
The first series of records released between 2014 and 2017 was conceived as an overall body of work inspired by classic encyclopedia collections and iconic library music labels.
Apartamento magazine and German furniture brand New Tendency invited Ill-Studio along with Mike Meiré and Nathalie du Pasquier to rethink the brand’s signature shelving system. Ill-Studio’s design combines various raw and blank metallic surfaces as an allegory to generic industrial furniture usually found in scientific facilities as opposed to a living room.
Following projects with the likes of Martin Margiela and Karl Lagerfeld, Les Ateliers Ruby collaborated with Ill-Studio on a series of four high-end helmets. The bespoke pattern specifically created for the range echoes the works of ornamentation from late 1970s post-modernist designers and architects such as Shiro Kuramata or Robert Venturi.