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.

Comme Des Garçons Bottle

Rei Kawakubo/ Marc Atlan

perfume flask

1994

This wonderfully tactile flask broke with the norm and refused to stand for anybody. Seemingly minimal, its surfaces are in fact a series of very subtle compound curves.

orientation

Irregular shapes by their nature require more attention as it is harder to predict their behaviour. This bottle is a master class in engagement of the senses through breaking with convention, not for its own sake but to propose a richer, more attenuated experience. It deviates from virtually all familiar tenets of flask design and in doing so asks us to rethink our relationship with a familiar object.