News // 22 News by Monica Menez

Photographer Monica Menez stages the Aërias Chair on commission for the Ippolito Fleitz Group and the client ClassiCon

As traditional wickerwork interweaves with haute couture und high-tech wood processing, a unique piece of furniture with a highly individual character arises. We present: the Aërias chair and armchair for ClassiCon. The story told by Aërias is that of lightness, of airy design paired with strong character. It is presented as a semi-transparent layer in the surrounding space and enriches the scene with its individual structure and an extraordinary interplay of shadows.

"A supremely comfortable seat and backrest are woven over a meticulously milled, moulded wood frame in our personal interpretation of traditional Viennese wickerwork. The meshwork is enlarged and reinterpreted using leather strips, which brings an entirely new quality to an accustomed structure. High-quality craftsmanship characterizes the design and epitomizes the ClassiCon brand." CLASSICON on its beautiful chair which was portrayed with contemporary flair by a master of aesthetically sensual mise en scène in photo and film, MONICA MENEZ for the Ippolito Fleitz Group.

About – ClassiCon Our modern classics are collector’s items – not only the masterpieces of yesterday, but of tomorrow as well. We aim above all to produce individual pieces of great originality and formal perfection – pieces with the potential to become classics in their own right one day. Displaying the kind of value that lasts, these pieces are destined to become coveted investments for future generations.

About – Ippolito Fleitz Group is a multidisciplinary, internationally operating design studio based in Stuttgart. We are identity architects. We work in unison with our clients to develop architecture, products and communication that are part of a whole and yet distinctive in their own right. This is how we define identity.
25.02.2019 // show complete article

The jury of Graphic Club Stuttgart honors photographer MONICA MENEZ with the 'Award of Excellence' for the "Season 2018/19 Concert Calendar" at the GREGOR CALENDAR AWARDS 2018

The jury of the Graphic Club Stuttgart honored photographer MONICA MENEZ with the 'Award of Excellence' for the "Season 2018/19 Concert Calendar" at the renowned GREGOR CALENDAR AWARDS 2018. "Awards of Excellence are given for especially good performances." is the credo of the internationally oriented awards.

Themed upon "Berlin Hears Red", individual orchestral members and still lifes were lovingly and unforgettably staged for the project in cooperation with Preuss & Preuss, multiple award-winning BFF photographer Monica Menez and Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati. The calendar is part of a large-scale marketing campaign for Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin and a prime example of an outstanding cultural concept. Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin is one of the largest orchestras in the German capital and belongs to Rundfunk-Orchester und -Chöre GmbH, which was founded in 1994. Its venue is the Berlin Philharmonic. Robin Ticciati has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the orchestra since the 2017/18 season, and the Englishman of Italian heritage signed a five-year contract at a press conference on 12 November, 2016.

About – GREGOR CALENDAR AWARD, the calendar trade exhibition – for 68 years. The Gregor International Calendar Award presents at Europe's largest calendar exhibition a representative cross-section of calendar creation in Germany and abroad. Important for the organizers is to convey the cultural-historical and economic significance of the calendar. They wish to familiarize the interested public and industry experts alike with the different dimensions of this medium and give the calendar creators a competitive advantage with the awards.
01.02.2019 // show complete article

Monica MENEZ photographs and films the international campaign for The Style Outlets on commission for Made in China, Madrid

Monica MENEZ photographed and filmed the international campaign for The Style Outlets. The 'World of Style' shops in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic present more than 80 international top brands from the areas of fashion, sport, lifestyle and home accessories. The eyecatching campaign was realized by Monica in her typical style with loud colors. The agency was Made in China, Madrid, and production was taken care of by CP Works, Barcelona, with Styling Fashion Consultant Mario Ville /

Photographer and Director, Monica Menez fell in the midst of art at a very young age, and, throughout her career, has experimented with dance, graphic design and fashion. She launched her first solo exhibition in 2001, and her work has been exhibited all over the globe. Her award-winning photo and film career began with her first film "Precious" which won the La Jolla Fashion Film Award for the "Most Creative Concept" in 2011. Her second short film "Hors-d'œuvre" was also a critical success and was awarded the "Best Art Direction" prize at the ASVOFF 5 Award in 2012. In 2013, her work was featured at the New York Fashion Festival. Deeply inspired by Director John Waters, her universe is anachronistic and visually vintage but remains ultra-modern concerning the subject matter. Monica's films are an exercise in beautiful surrealism with a sense of humor: "my productions are often about sexy women in unusual situations". She has been listed as one of the "Up & Coming Newcomers" by SHOTS Magazine (London).
19.09.2018 // show complete article