Rain, Rain, Go Away…And It Does
A chat with Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, creators of Rain Room, LACMA’s new exhibit that simulates a rainstorm.
Where does it rain, but you never get wet?
Although not a riddle, the Rain Room exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum
PVC pipes. Plastic bottles. Cable ties. The stuff dreams are made of— at least in Theo Jansen’s world. The Dutch sculptor has spent a quarter century transforming mundane materials into complex creatures in The Hague, Netherlands. His anthropoid-looking sculptures—named Strandbeests (‘beach animals’ in Dutch)—use the
Dwell on Design L.A. (DODLA)—the largest design event in the country—is back again for its 10th annual year. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the show spans three days of 2,000 modern furnishings and products, presentations from more than 250 innovative professionals, and plenty