Gray Malin is a talented California-based photographer best known for his aerial beach photography, debuted his latest series “The Art of Living” by installing iconic mid-century modern furnitures on the top of a 15ft by 15ft mirrored platform constructed in Bora Bora. The floating mirrored stilts crafted by local engineers showcase exquisite furniture designs conceptualized by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Knoll. The series is the latest collaboration between the artist and the hotel brand.
‘Following the successful global video art collaboration between Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts and renowned fine art photographer Gray Malin, Le Méridien Piccadilly is delighted to announce an exclusive exhibition launching at the London hotel on 5th October. The month-long exhibition, which will coincide with Frieze London, showcases an exclusive global first look of Malin’s new series, The Art of Living. Shot atop the pristine turquoise waters of Le Méridien Bora Bora, this is the photographer’s most conceptual series to date. Challenging the conventional way one traditionally experiences design, Malin juxtaposed iconic mid-century modern designs within the natural beauty of Bora Bora. In addition to the premiere of The Art of Living, the exhibition will serve as a retrospective for the two other series Malin created during the global art collaboration, Follow Me. Select images will be of display from Poolside Mediterranean and Bhutan: Land of Happiness, both of which were shot within the Le Méridien destinations Barcelona and Bhutan, respectively. Throughout October, the exhibition will be open to the public in the lobby of the hotel (for the Barcelona and Bhutan collections) and in The Terrace Grill & Bar (for the new series shot in Bora Bora)’.