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.

Shintori Null II

Sakae Miura

Shanghai, China

2002

An unexpected and dramatic restaurant interior in the French Concession in Shanghai. From a modest streetscape, through a carefully lit bamboo grove and into a space of huge proportions, rich with texture and modulated light.

smell

An open kitchen guarantees a vivid olfactory experience but it can also be very hard to control the impact and intensity of the aromas diffusing into the space. Visitors may not want to be engulfed in chili fumes or fish steam while enjoying a dessert. Somehow this restaurant manages, perhaps through very sophisticated ventilation and extraction, to balance a mouthwatering but subtle aroma presence without ever overwhelming the diner. The presence of this scent fits exactly with the environment created and only serves to amplify it's charms.

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