“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 piece of art work entitled Aletheia by Toronto- based designer PhilipBeesley It’s there to honor DesignTO, Canada’s biggest cultural event of style, now in its ninth year. Beesley will be in-store later on this night to provide his production, which likewise just recently appeared in “TransformingSpace,” a double exhibit accepted fashion designer Iris van Herpen at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum this previous summer season.
Known for its sustainable shop styles and plant-based skin care, Aesop has a history of supporting regional artists, typically getting in touch with designers and designers in the styles 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 innovative director in a news release. The piece imitates the shape of a head’s bone developments laid out by a thin membrane that movements in action to its environment. It likewise includes a round meshwork of spinal columns, leaves, and glasswork.
Beesley, who belongs of the WaterlooArchitecture and Living Architecture Systems Group, drew his motivation for Aletheia from a viewpoint of deep interconnectedness. “I love the sense that these interwoven, intermeshed forms might also support a kind of collective consciousness,” statesBeesley “Perhaps the hovering sphere of Aletheia’s form might act as a kind of thinking skin for the earth.”
You can see Beesley’s art work at Aesop Queen S treet West up untilJan 27