For my 25th birthday party I had a few mates around for a BBQ on the back deck. Etnies have done something just a little cooler and have launched an art exhibit in Paris, which conceptualises what skateboarding could look like over the next 25 years. Yeah, just a little radder than some snags on a hotplate.
The idea came from Pierre-André Senizergues, former pro skateboarder and owner of etnies, who hand-picked three creative minds from the brand’s history – Gil Le Bon Delapointe, Mike Manzoori and Yogi Proctor – to create compelling concepts that demonstrate what living, moving and thinking could look like in the future. The artists’ pieces are on display at La Gaîté Lyrique Public Domaine – skateboard culture exhibition from today through August 7.
For my money, the best part of the exhibit is the PAS house. This thing is amazing. Essentially a skateboarder’s wetdream for a house. It is an architectural marvel, which mixes a modern single family home with flawless transitions and ledges – all from an environmentally-driven perspective.
A full-scale, 70 square-meter (753.5 -square foot) version of this original idea and vision created for the exhibit! How epic!
Check out some of the pics of the PAS House and other parts of the exhibit above, while you can see a clip of the Etnies crew actually skating the PAS house below.