CONFETTISYSTEM is Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, a duo working as artists, stylists, and designers. A friendship born from their shared love of communal celebration and craft-making has brought them together to create a new system.
CONFETTISYSTEM transforms simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that create a point of focus, where memories are made and a spontaneous collaboration with the viewer is sparked. CONFETTISYSTEM’s creations occupy the space between the ephemeral and the permanent, evoking a sense of nostalgia and lighthearted fun.
The idea behind Confetti System generally is “to play with the idea of celebration, and what objects can come out of that — to make it something new,” says Ho. For Andersen, “this is all about memories of celebrations, and all of their textures and colors. Growing up in Hawaii was a very multicultural experience: Japanese, Chinese, and I’m Filippino.
I was inspired by all of the objects that go along with those different rituals.”
CONFETTISYSTEM has art directed and created installations and sets for fashion brands Lanvin, Lane Crawford, Opening Ceremony, United Bamboo, and J.Crew as well as music industry clients Beyonce, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beach House. In addition to decorating for private celebrations and working as creative consultants for numerous private labels, CONFETTISYSTEM has created custom design work for PS1/MOMA, American Ballet Theatre, Mercedes Benz, Partners & Spade, Other Criteria, and Pop Magazine with Gagosian Gallery.