Saturday, July 08, 2006
the 'artist' behind these photos is none other than dutch designer jurgen bey whose namesake studio was established in 1998 (www.jurgenbey.nl). bey had first gained acclaim through the phenomenal droog design outfit which featured his earlier works, including the now famous tree trunk bench which philippe starck had used in an ian schrager hotel project.
bey was commissioned by jean paul gaultier in 2003 to work on the fashion designer's kokon stage exhibition (second photo above) in which eventually was duplicated in gaultier's flagship store in paris. the designer's innovative and conceptual treatment in product and interior design has also earned him a permanent installation commission (the day tripper bench) at the upscale roppongi hills in tokyo for droog design.