July 29, 2015

Wednesday Whim - Un Dixieme Printemps


Although I've never been to France I have always envisioned it to be a romantic and ethereal destination. Naturally, when I came across this recent installation set inside the courtyard of the Hotel de Griffy I felt it was my France romanticism come to reality.

As a result of the Lively Architecture Festival in Montpellier, France, hundreds of pink and white balloons hang above and below on the grass for an engaging urban art installation called "Un Dixieme Printemps." The courtyard at the Hotel de Griffy is transformed into a whimsical whirlpool of delight. 


The design team (consisting of Margaux Rodot, Michael Martin and Benoit Tastet) drew inspiration from a traditional Japanese custom called ohanami where people admire the beauty of cherry blossoms. The intent of this installation allows viewers to engage with the idea of petals dropping in the wind and allow them "to meditate on the inviolability of passing time, on the delicate balance of life but especially on its perpetual renewal" that comes with the changing of the seasons.











11 comments:

  1. so fun looking
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  2. love these photos and those balloons make everything looks so ethereal! xO!
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  3. Wow, how fun does this look!

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  4. I'm always getting so excited when i see pics of pink balloons^^

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  5. This art installation is so pretty...absolutely amazing!

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  6. Love this whimsical post! I love how the courtyard is so transformed! Now where are the ponies and carousel?:)
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  7. Woooooow so beautiful ❤❤❤

    Ana ❤
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  8. This is so magical and amazing.
    Love it :)

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  9. These pictures make me so happy! I love pink and white.
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  10. Oh my gosh. Amazing! :) I have always had a thing with balloons and loving having a ton of them around for celebrations and such.

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