25 August 2010

Marian Bantjes Laser

Having competitively sailed Lasers, I love this graphic art updated boat from Marian Bantjes. The British Columbia based artist created the project for Wallpaper and the Salon del Mobile exhibit in Milan. A note from Bantjes:

"It just so happens, I’ve always wanted a Laser.

I decided to avoid the obvious of working with organic forms to go with wind, water etc., and instead work deliberately against those forms. I wanted to make something that was incredibly distinctive in the water, and which would disguise its speed and versatility. To create an optical illusion of sorts, of something that looked like it didn’t belong in the water at all, much like the cubist patterns of WWI & WWII “dazzle” naval camouflage."

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