The new London gallery Maison Mais Non opened its inaugural show "The Extraordinary Process," on Sept. 16. Proposed as a collaborative workshop, the program will look into how fashion and architecture can benefit humans through new, experimental concepts and technologies that manifest themselves as 3D-printed installations, textiles, videos, and more. Renderings and models will be showcased by experimental design and architecture studio Minimaforms, made up of brothers and cofounders architect Theodore Spyropoulos and interactive designer Stephen Spyropoulos; London-based fashion designer Nasir Mazhar; and Parisian industrial design studio XO.
Originally envisioned by the late Zaha Hadid and current senior designer of her firm Zaha Hadid Architects, Patrik Schumacher, the project began as a way to examine how designers and architects could utilize innovative technologies in their creations. This idea stemmed from the fact that Hadid herself was interested in various aspects of design, often integrating them into her own architectural sites and products, and believed that "all of the designs originate from similar principals," according to a press release by the gallery. Schumacher's brainchild The Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association—now run by Theodore Spyropoulos—facilitated the the discussion on how to expand the current boundaries of design and technology, motivating each contributing practitioner to create new concepts in various mediums.
"The Extraordinary Process" will be on display until Nov. 16.
Watch Minimaform's "Emotive City" project, included in the exhibition, below: