A professional resource for the design curious

Get the latest design news direct to your inbox!

Pipilotti Rist and Desso at ACCA

An interactive exhibition at Melbourne’s ACCA used Desso carpet tiles like they’d never been seen before.

Pipilotti Rist and Desso at ACCA


March 8th, 2012

Swiss contemporary artist Pipilotti Rist recently turned Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) into a magical landscape of colour, light and texture with I Packed the Postcard in my Suitcase, Rist’s first exhibition in Australia.



Rist, regarded as one of the top ten contemporary artists in the world, used layers upon layers of Desso carpet tiles to create platforms for visitors to lie back on as they experienced kaleidoscopes of light and colour projected onto the ceiling above.

Exploring how interior spaces can be made to come alive, Rist’s display demonstrated the interaction between light and colour and how the walls, ceilings and floor can all become part of the design process.



Desso products, with their sustainable credentials, proved the perfect materials for Rist’s organic and environmentally-focused artworks, redefining the ACCA interior in a beautiful and unexpected way.

Desso products are available in Australasia from Gibbon Group.


Gibbon Group

INDESIGN is on instagram

Follow @indesignlive

The Indesign Collection

A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers

Indesign Our Partners

Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!

Related Stories

While you were sleeping

The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed