Sigrid Calon for CIC x Arttenders Art at Work Project
- Composition in Mosaic #1 (2016)
- Sigrid Calon
- Art consultant, creative director
- Production, project management
- Commissioned by
- Cambridge Innovation Center
- In collaboration with
- Kraaijvanger Architects, Intercodam
- Groot Handelsgebouw Rotterdam
Arttenders invited rising star Sigrid Calon to design a unique pattern for the bar of CIC's Venture Café. Sigrid's use of colors and patterns in unrivaled and the art world agrees.
The design of Composition in Mosaic #1 refers to the historic facade of the Groot Handelsgebouw and is created with Bisazza Mosaic, thanks to all the efforts of our supplier Intercodam!
Sigrid Calon x Art at workThe work of Sigrid Calon is highly inspired by her surroundings, which are questioned by some philosophical interrogatives: What is the essence? Is there a new truth? The answer given by the curious and multifaceted art of Sigrid, which strikes us with its harmony as the artist pursues order, balance and rhythm. She loves to look at the apparent chaos around her, and focuses on the details to create unique patterns and impressive compositions. She has been commissioned to create works by brands such as Swatch and has participated in many prestigious projects.
Sigrid created an engaging artwork for the bar for the CICxArttenders Art at Work Project. She was challenged to use a complex material: mosaic! Sigrid named her work Composition in Mosaic#1. We are triggered by the combination of her extremely modern work and a very refined material which people can admire while having a drink at Venture Cafe!
Sigrid about Composition in Mosaic #1"I was inspired by the beautiful, strong graphic elements in the facade of the Groot Handelsgebouw. I had a close look at one floor and came up with the idea to use this as the front for the bar-mosaic. The geometric lines are made visual in fresh yellow lines, accompanied with bold black lines to create more depth."
In total there will be 18 “windows” all filled with their own specific colour, representing the variation of the different people working there. In front of these windows, there is enough space for 18 barstools."
"The colors of my design are very soft and smooth, which goes well in combination with the strong lines of the geometric forms in yellow and black. The horizontal parts are be filled with neutral greys."
About the Art at Work Projects
The Art at Work Project consists of a series of creative spaces in the CIC offices in Rotterdam. These spaces are customized by various artists in collaboration with Arttenders through different forms of applied arts. This creates immersive and inspirational rooms, where entrepreneurs can meet, be inspired, work and socialize. Find more images and share your experience on social media using #cicxarttenders and #artatworkproject