It’s again and it’s greater than ever. Dutch Design Week 2022 (till 30 October) marks the pageant’s twentieth anniversary and options the work of over 2,600 designers in occasions, exhibitions and venues throughout city, lots of them repurposed industrial buildings regarding the railways or courting again to the period when gentle bulb producer Philips had its heyday in Eindhoven.
This yr’s theme – ‘Get Set’ – is a response to a lot of humanity’s habit to progress and consumerism and references our world must spring into motion, change methods of pondering and develop merchandise that stimulate change. Additionally it is about getting ready for the financial and environmental crises and challenges forward. As new artistic director Miriam van der Lubbe, who has taken over from predecessor Martijn Paulen, says: ‘We should forge good coalitions and work collectively on the missions and the challenges we’re dealing with. Be ready and recognise what’s going on. Really feel concerned. However an important message is that individuals should get activated.’
This yr’s Dutch Design Week ambassadors are former Wallpaper* Design Awards winners, Photo voltaic Designer Marjan van Aubel and Italian design duo Formafantasma. Van Aubel is exhibiting her Sunne photo voltaic lights in a poetic set up that strikes via completely different cycles of the day (dawn, gentle and sundown) and in one thing referred to as the ‘Photo voltaic Pavilion’, a big out of doors pavilion designed alongside V8Architects, the place power and warmth are generated on-site utilizing extremely aesthetic photo voltaic panels. Formafantasma’s contribution to the occasion is a symposium the place in addition they introduced among the first graduates from the Geo-Design course they oversee on the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Dutch Design Week 2022: the Wallpaper* highlights
‘The gathering is’ at Van Abbe Museum
This exhibition – which brings collectively artworks from the museum’s everlasting assortment with items from pattern forecaster, design educator and curator Li Edelkoort’s design assortment, that the museum is about to accumulate – explores the ties between visible artwork and design in a bid to take away the separation and hierarchies between the 2 fields.
Over 10 superbly and poetically laid out rooms within the outdated constructing, guests are invited to have a look at objects pieced collectively and references concepts and themes reminiscent of playfulness, political engagement, loneliness, the connection with the countryside, and demise. The design items are by the likes of Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey, Nacho Carbonell, Atelier NL, Piet Hein Eek, Hella Jongerius and Studio Job.
Van Abbemuseum, Statumsedijk 2, till November 6 2022
‘De Zachte Stad’ by Christien Meindertsma
Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma, who has been working with wool for nearly twenty years, was invited by the municipality of Rotterdam two years in the past to look into the chances supplied by the wool of a flock of some 2,000 sheep owned by the town and used to maintain the grass quick in sure areas. In a bid to be as round as potential, they wished to do one thing with the 5,000 kg of wool the sheep produce a yr. The truth that there isn’t a longer an trade for laundry, sorting and spinning wool within the Netherlands meant Meindertsma needed to go to the UK to learn how the wool may very well be handled and what it may very well be became. It turned out to be appropriate for making blankets, jumpers, hats, furnishings upholstery, automobile interiors, felt sound insulation for partitions and way more.
In the course of the analysis, Meindertsma additionally found how one can machine 3D felt out of wool with out utilizing water. This innovation means bigger objects will be created out of wool with out the usage of environmentally dangerous foam rubber, for instance. The venture goals to instigate the creation of a home-grown wool trade and provides worth to native wool, one thing one other Dutch designer, Claudy Jongstra, has been engaged on for a few years additionally (the corporate she co-founded, Weved, is exhibiting a lounger made out of discarded native wool at Piet Hein Eek this yr).
Microlab Corridor, Strijp-S
The Rolls Chair by Rob Parry and Nel
‘Probably the most lovely chair by no means produced’ is the way in which 97-year-old designer Rob Parry describes the Rolls Chair. One of the crucial influential Dutch designers of the twenty first century, Parry, who was a scholar of Gerrit Rietveld and labored within the fields of commercial design, typography, inside design and structure, is greatest identified for the crimson PTT letterbox he designed with colleague Emile Truijen.
Revolutionary native producer Nel has introduced the chair into manufacturing in collaboration with Parry and is exhibiting it at Piet Hein Eek’s studios throughout Dutch Design Week. The chair is sustainably produced within the Netherlands of high-quality and accountable supplies, reminiscent of material from recycled woollen jumpers, chrome-free tanned leather-based from organically-reared cows and woollen materials from Kvadrat.
Piet Hein Eek, Strijp-R
‘Bizarre Miracles’ by Rive Roshan
Design duo Rive Roshan created a mesmerising set up for Dutch Design Week this yr that takes its cue from pure phenomena and performs with notions of perspective, notion and reflection. ‘Bizarre Miracles’, as it’s titled, reveals new sculptural items by the studio and a brand new assortment of rugs made in collaboration with Moooi that function geometric circles, ovals and sq. patterns. Designers Ruben de la Rive Field and Golnar Roshan play with materials, gentle, shadow, reflection and motion in a bid to make individuals look and act extra consciously, rigorously and thoughtfully of their surrounding setting and of their on a regular basis actions. Above all, although purposeful, the items are designed to make individuals pleased.
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