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

Marais, Paris, France

1985

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

Structure

While appearing a good deal older than it is this shop manages, through a pretty unified assault upon all the senses, to transcend illusion and become exactly what it appears to be: a shop brimming with the essential history and character of tea.

Francis Hammond