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.

Mariage Freres

Paris, France

1986

A tea merchant's shop in the Marais district of Paris including a small tea museum. The smell alone is reason to site it as a sensory destination. It also contains a cafe in which virtually every item is infused with either the scent or taste of any number of rare and exotic teas

sight

The rich wooden interior with it's walls lined with beautiful canisters, the displays of exotic tea paraphernalia, the relentlessly handsome staff in white linen suits combined with the inevitable clamor for service make for a tiny but complete universe of tea. The shop exists in it's own mythical historical period which holds firm within it's walls.