From 2003 onwards I designed various exhibition systems, interiors and exhibition content for World Press Photo including seven short art movies for the annual photo festival of Arles in southern France. The BESA Alucard system was featured in the traveling exhibition which went to Europe, Africa and the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Pacifistic Diaspora Art & Design cabinet uses transparent epoxy to cover the artwork and to make it suitable for daily use. Furthermore the epoxy makes colors more vibrant and adds an extra dimension for the eye. Altogether it took some time experimenting, but the final result is really something to be proud of.
Pacifistic Diaspora is made from scaffolding wood, hand engraved drawing on rusted industrial steel, car- and spray-paint, cast vinyl print, gold leaves and transparent epoxy.
One of the world’s most popular coffee brands. Available in many varieties to suit all tastes and occasions. Nescafé coffee was launched in Switzerland in 1938. Today consumers around the word enjoy the quality, flavour, aroma, convenience and natural goodness of Nescafé coffee in many different formats.
For Nescafé I designed a 8 meter fabric print wall and 4 exclusive presentation desks. For the print wall we decided to tell the story with photo blow-ups of coffee from bean to final product.
Design: Shiva Rimal
Production: The Project & Dimidesign.
Dimensions: 1000 x 800 mm
Mixed media; hand engraved drawing on rusted industrial steel, cast vinyl print with glossy print cover, crayons and car paint – Dimensions: 800 x 1000 mm.
Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. These devices ar made out of rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum, which are printed in an ancient Indian or Tibetan script. The rolls are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around to activate the mantra.
KPN is the largest telecommunications company of the Netherlands providing fixed and mobile telephone services for private as well as corporate clients. From 2007 I was asked to design, manage and realise a variety of projects for KPN/Gemnet including a flash presentation, their corporate movie, concept study of a mobile presentation unit/bus and 6 consecutive years the stand for the annual trade show “Government & ICT”.
Diemensions: 1250 x 1250 mm
Let’s reenact the ending scene where everything goes blurry, a theme nobody’s thirsty to meet too early. But heaven’s got a gate so pearly it makes many quiver, mind boggling questions delivered; was it lackluster or glam and glitter? Earthly things vs staying true to your beliefs by any means, as meanings differ. Some go with less, others have to take their corners drifting, shifting till top gear is positioned. Some envision society as simple living without anything to reach for, either way we’re between Scylla and Charybdis; Requiem for a dream scenario where reality is a fixed vessel in a world of delusion only to be loosened by not thinking rational. And we could be voluntarily in this hypnotic commercial state where more can’t be lesser than golden sagas, as corporate pressure hold simple minds for ransom by numerous materialistic mirages, overwhelming like sand in the Sahara. Immensity of nature bringing balance back to karma. In the end acknowledging some conquer their hills by foot, while others use their fleet of luxury; temporary platinum armada……
Materials & technique
Hand engraved drawings on rusted industrial steel, cast vinyl print, car & spray paint, crayons, clear varnish and gold leaves.
Today I want to show one of my favourite design projects for one of my first clients ever; Showroom façade, interior design and various websites for Einhaus Global Corporation in Borken Germany.
For the global market Einhaus focusses on the premium segment of vehicles which are in great demand and not easy to come by. Brands include Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.
Urbain Trade offers total solutions, including the good feeling of coffee, for brands like Redbeans, Nescafe, Cup-a-Soup and Illy. Inspired by a blend of coffee and design I created for them the new showroom, presentation furniture, exclusive room divider and complete new corporate identity including logo, business cards, car-artwork and graphics.
Eye catcher in the new showroom is the Urban Tree Wall for Urbain Trade (mind the pronunciation) dividing the space while keeping the openness of the showroom.
Celebrating coincidence and incompleteness, reviving faded left over materials and used, burned with rust surfaces. Combining handmade crafts and artifacts with no straight lines, smooth leveled edges and surfaces what so ever…. Introducing Chemical Karma/Mantra Table, a coffee table for your living, hallway, patio, …
Using beautiful decay to create new, authentic design objects for daily use and/or desire. For those wanting something fresh, unique, raw, straight from the heart, still in experimental stage but fully developed well made products of art.
Dimensions: 1100 x 550 x 360 mm.
Materials & technique
Left over crooked frame, rusted used steel plate of an agricultural machine, hand engraved drawings, cast vinyl print, car & spray paint, chalk, crayons and hand casted transparent epoxy.
© Atelier Rimal / Shiva Rimal
Next to physically realized projects I have developed various design studies for spaces and objects to articulate function, form and first experience by visualizing spatial concepts. Here is a short movie highlighting the concept study for a new Nepali restaurant and snippets of a hotel in France, a private residence in Amsterdam and a showroom in Germany. The latter has actually been made in Borken.
Mastervolt brings “The power to be independent”, by providing meaningful energy solutions for marine, industrial, construction and transportation markets around the world.
I was asked to design various spatial and presentation elements including the new mobile presentation unit for international use, a concept study for the presentation truck 2.0. Further more I designed various presentation objects and website for their suplly unit as well as some stand concepts for national and international trade shows.
Dimensions: 1000 x 1000 mm
Life lessons from a golden jar as work is in progress, shiny on the outside, but not completely flawless. Cause ever since we learned to walk like Johnnie Walker spirits are part of our folklore for in each and every one of us is a warzone to conquer. So we start stalking others to compensate we have to acknowledge our own life is bonkers. Wondering who’s filled with honor and who’s a clunker in this rat race only the misplaced know lyrics are for the weary-soft-hearted, true music for sullen souls. Poems to feed the mind where sore thoughts might open doors like doorknobs to emotions never sought. Realizing time clocks every minute of your walk. So while these golden drops take you back and forth between reality and make believe it all seems so feasible, especially when life is accompanied by music, poems and some Chivas Regal……
The good people over at World Press Photo needed a 6 meter table to present their digital storytelling screens for the international World Press Photo exhibition. After a short design process we realized the table in the New Church in Amsterdam.
Design: Shiva Rimal/Atelier Rimal
Next to my art, or is it I do art next to my design work… doesn’t matter; I design also interiors, exhibitions and corporate identity for various companies and organizations.
In a series of short movies different design disciplines are highlighted and visualize what I do in these areas. Here is the Exhibition Design overview with some of my past and present work.
August 2015 – Brinkhuis Laren
Time in Transition is an overview exhibition with items combining 10 years of experimenting with engraved drawings and texts on rusted industrial steel, photography, car- and spray-paint, charcoal, crayons, clear varnish and minimalistic design; sometimes with a touch of poetry, occasionally with some gold
Fragrances, colors, sounds and textures; shapes, food and other aspects of the world are perceived through more than one sense. Time is one of the things which is not associated with one particular sense. We notice the passing of it through the changing pattern of our thought. And by seeing materials transform we notice time through the perception of other things. This perception is the focus in the rusted art by Shiva Rimal.
Rust, prints, technique, inspiration; everything needs time. Sometimes the transition is a short process, other times it is fluid. If rust isn’t handled well it stays forever in transition, making it a beautiful material to experiment with. The production of the Iron Capture Items and Materialistic Objects was in my transition time in between business projects. Now I find myself in transit for other things. Knowing change is coming, but the invaluable experience gained with my Time in Art-Transition enables me to create new items and objects in the years to come.
2015 is the year Shiva Rimal celebrates 15 years Art | Design | Creativity. The short movie takes you from the heydays of artistic concepts, Flash websites, short art movies and industrial design to interior and exhibition projects for World Press Photo, KPN, Plan, Einhaus and many more. In about 5 minutes the story goes around the world highlighting some of the creative work of Shiva Rimal.
After the invaluable experience gained from working on all these beautiful projects it may be time to move on to a new chapter. The coming 15 years could be in a different direction, but whatever happens, Glass to the past 15, tip my hat to what is coming and may we encounter each other in one of the next 15 years.
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