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.

Santa Maria Novella

Various

Florence, Italy

1848

A truly historic pharmacy housed in an ornate location.The origin of some of the products here is long forgotten while the style and quality of the perfumes sets them apart from much in contemporary perfumery.

smell

The simultaneous presence in the air of the entire range offered by this wonderful place is impossible to prepare for. Suffice to say there is nowhere that smells remotely like it. I have watched visitors, dumbfounded by the olfactory impact, led to chairs by attentive staff to gather their wits before continuing to browse.