Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Semi-transparent banking
Miguel de Guzmán

Semi-transparent banking

The beautiful interior of a banking office in Bilbao eschews the long standing open-plan layout and instead uses borosilicate glass tubing to delineate zones of public and private use. The effect of this is to produce an atmosphere which is mysterious, provocatively secretive and almost sinister. It seems the designers have rather thoroughly explored the (largely mistrustful) public perception of banking and decided to expand on the theme in a subtly theatrical way. There is a dramatic caste to this environment which one might expect to find in a fictional mis-en-scene. Something we don't see enough of and a definite antidote to the patronizing utopianism pervading too much design.