STEP INSIDE VAN GOGH
From the creators of the exhibit in Paris seen by more than two million visitors, the U.S. premiere of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit brings the art of Van Gogh to life in Chicago. Experience art like never before—lose yourself in 500,000 cubic feet of flawless projections animating van Gogh’s oeuvre. Wander through entrancing, moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color—truly illuminating the mind of the genius. Visitors will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works—from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings. The installation includes the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889), and more. Custom-designed to its location at Chicago’s Germania Club, the exhibition transforms the neoclassical into the magical. Designed and conceived by Massimiliano Siccardi the exhibit also has a soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, both of whom pioneered immersive digital art experiences in France. For more information, visit vangoghchicago.com.
MERINDA STUDIO LAUNCHES KIDS COLLECTION
A room refresh with MERINDA Studio’s newly launched kids collection, including double daisies wallpaper in robins egg, cotton candy, and sunshine; all washable and available in peel and stick. The Merinda Kids collection also features pillows and fabric, including customizable initial wall art to add a personal touch to any space. For more information, visit merindastudio.com.
WORLD’S FASTEST ALL-ELECTRIC PASSENGER SHIP TO LAUNCH IN STOCKHOLM
The all-new foiling Candela P-30—the world’s fastest all-electric passenger ship—will hit Stockholm’s waterways in 2022, shuttling passengers to and from the archipelago above the waves without wakes, noise, and CO2 emissions. Swedish tech company Candela will bring to Stockholm, Sweden—fast all-electric commuter ferries that quietly and efficiently carry passengers at speeds up to 30 knots. The intention of the new ferries is to eventually replace the city’s aging fleet of 60 diesel boats that serve commuters and visitors to and from the vast, 30,000-island archipelago that stretches from the city center. The foiling P-30 will hold the distinction of setting several world records: It will be the longest-range electric passenger ship, as well as the fastest, and will also be the most energy efficient fast ship ever built. The P-30 can operate in urban waterways at higher speeds than traditional passenger boats due to its creating virtually no wake that would otherwise damage nearby vessels or property. For more information, visit candelaspeedboat.com.