Iconic furnitures Vs Conventions

by Valentina Ieva
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Gray Malin is a California-based photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, debuted his latest series “The Art of Living” by installing iconic mid-century modern pieces on the top of a 15ft by 15ft mirrored platform hand-crafted with the help of local engineers in Bora Bora.


The floating mirrored stilts crafted by local engineers showcase exquisite furniture designs conceptualized by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Knoll. The series is the latest collaboration between the artist and the hotel brand.

"Inspired by the silhouette of Mount Otemanu in breathtaking Bora Bora, this series was specifically photographed from a vantage point where the mountain presented a symmetrical backdrop." Gray said.

Each piece of furniture, along with all the props and physical materials used to build the platform were delivered via airline freight shipments from the United States. Staging highly stylized elements of interior design in an unexpected setting, this series juxtaposes natural and man-made beauty and challenges the viewer to interpret the art of design anew."

All images courtesy of Gray Malin




    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)