Remember that Headspace symposium on "Scent As Design" held at the Parsons School back in March? If not, here's a reminder. Well, they filmed it. Here's the first part, and I'll post the rest over the coming days, or you can go watch them all at YouTube right now. Below the jump you'll find a brief synopsis.
Part 1 is about 90 minutes long, and includes an introduction by Joel Towers, Dean of Parsons, followed by introductions by Paola Antonelli, Jamer Hunt and Laetitia Wolff. At the 23 minute mark, they show a film about the first of several "accidental perfumers" ("a selection of architects, designers, and chefs who were invited to experiment with scent"), designer Ayse Birsel, who worked with perfumers Celine Barel and Laurent Le Guernec to create a series of conceptual fragrances. At the 37 minute mark, Chandler Burr talks to Ayse Birsel and Laurent Le Guernec about the fragrances they designed.
At 47 minutes, perfumer Carlos Benaïm takes the podium and talks about the intersection between perfume and design (and you can read more about the Visionaire issue he talks about here). Then Benaïm is joined by Ayse Birsel, Véronique Ferval and Laetitia Wolff for a panel discussion.