Es Devlin at The XI Gallery for Bjarke Ingels’ The Eleventh Building

Three reactionary works from the artist highlight the architect's forthcoming towers

Less than a week after her extraordinary set design landscaped The Weeknd’s performance at Coachella, artist Es Devlin found herself in a New York City gallery. While she was there to unveil three site-specific works. Only it wasn’t an art gallery, it was the gallery for The XI (The Eleventh)—acclaimed architect Bjarke Ingels‘ residential undertaking. The XI Gallery, and Devlin‘s work—known as Series XI—draws inspiration …

Interview: Designer Es Devlin

Design Indaba 2018's keynote speaker on the process of creating a visual voice

Es Devlin played the violin while growing up in East Sussex. But, the British designer told the crowd at Design Indaba’s recent conference, she also drew pictures of her violin. With instruments, she was always curious about “what went into it visually to make it sound like that.” After her career designing sets for experimental theaters in London took off, she returned to thinking pictorially …

Es Devlin’s Surreal “Room 2022” Exhibition for Miami Art Week

An immersive multi-room artwork that made many publications’ must-see lists for Miami Art Week even before anyone had experienced it, artist and stage designer Es Devlin’s “Room 2022” actually delivers in a myriad of unexpected ways. While initial information from the American Express-commissioned piece alluded to its highly Instagrammable nature, the actual installation at the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel contains strong, thoughtful and self-reflective themes …