To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Carhartt WIP invited Ill-Studio to imagine and curate an exhibition about the past, present and future of the brand. Rather than using a chronological approach, Ill-Studio imagined a giant installation at St Agnes in Berlin, a brutalist church turned art gallery.
The exhibition was a mix of iconic pieces of the brand’s history together with curated cultural artefacts and new works made specially for the occasion.
Production : David De Moutis / DDMW
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
Ill-Studio directed various videos backdrops for the contemporary music hall Sound Of Paris (SOP) during Paris 2018 Men’s Fashion Week.
3D works by Area Of Work.
Conceived and curated as a partnership between Ill-Studio and 2ManyDjs, Untold Eivissa is an exhibition taking the form of a trip back to the golden years of Ibiza. It features a rare selection of magazines and original party posters, a series of photographs, posters and videos made for the occasion. A flexi disc about the early days of Balearic Club Culture between 1981 and 1987 was produced to compliment the exhibition.
Photographer : Maxime Guyon
In September 2015, Ill-Studio led a week-long workshop with ECAL students along with a conference and video screening in the ECAL Theatre.
The brief for the workshop was to create a visual dialogue with a selection of student original works and the “sources” connected to the work itself, in order to highlight the cultural environment and the different types of inspirations which compliment the creation of an image, a typeface, or an object.
The collective source cloud initiated a self-reflexive dialogue and an encyclopedia of influences in which the original works and their references blended together, no matter whether they were classic or contemporary, direct or abstract. As a result, a publication and an exhibition were developed by the students in a collaborative effort in order to extrude the concept via an array of art directed media.