For it’s 20 years Anniversary, colette presents THE BEACH, an installation by Snarkitecture at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from March 21st to March 25th. They’ve collaborated with 20 brands for 20 products in limited edition, available exclusively at colette.
Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice established to investigate the boundaries between art and architecture. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations, and objects. Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. Snarkitecture was established by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.
The Beach is an interactive installation designed by Snarkitecture. Taking cues from the familiar experience of a summer day at the beach, the installation reimagines both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience. The installation utilizes everyday materials, including scaffolding, paneling, and mirrors to create an enclosure with a sloped floor that leads to an ocean of over 300,000 recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.