Sat. Feb 16th, 2019

Aesop Celebrates the 2019 DesignTO Festival With An Installation by Philip Beesley

“We selected ‘Aletheia’ because the idea behind the sculpture embodies our shared philosophies.”

.

.

Suspended from the ceiling inside Aesop‘s Queen Street West is a bit of paintings entitled Aletheia by Toronto-based designer Philip Beesley. It’s there to commemorate DesignTO, Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design, now in its ninth yr. Beesley might be in-store later this night to current his creation, which additionally lately appeared in “Transforming Space,” a twin exhibition held with clothier Iris van Herpen at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum this previous summer time.

Known for its sustainable retailer designs and plant-based skincare, Aesop has a historical past of supporting native artists, typically calling on designers and designers within the designs of their retail areas. “It is always a pleasure to showcase likeminded creative spirits within our spaces. We found a natural kinship with Philip Beesley—we recently launched this year’s Gift Kits, ‘Atlas of Attraction,’ a shared effort with mutual collaborator, Iris van Herpen,” stated Marsha Meredith, Aesop’s inventive director in a press launch. The piece mimics the form of a head’s bone formations outlined by a skinny membrane that motions in response to its atmosphere. It additionally encompasses a spherical meshwork of spines, fronds, and glasswork.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AESOP.

Beesley, who’s part of the Waterloo Architecture and Living Architecture Systems Group, drew his inspiration for Aletheia from a philosophy of deep interconnectedness. “I love the sense that these interwoven, intermeshed forms might also support a kind of collective consciousness,” says Beesley. “Perhaps the hovering sphere of Aletheia’s form might act as a kind of thinking skin for the earth.”

You can see Beesley’s paintings at Aesop Queen Street West till Jan. 27.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AESOP.

.

.

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *