Ventura New York featuring the work of 17 Dutch designers at Wanted Design during NYCxDESIGN
May
20
to May 23

Ventura New York featuring the work of 17 Dutch designers at Wanted Design during NYCxDESIGN

Ventura Projects is about to cross the ocean for the second edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition. From May 20-23, 2017.

Seventeen of the brightest and most talented Dutch designers will share their vision on the theme Human Nature in a group exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan during NYCXDESIGN 2017. Responding to today’s turbulent global landscape, the selected projects demonstrate how Dutch designers translate their intrinsic needs into tangible works that invite the audience to respond. Works that deal with exciting advancements in technology and natural processes are juxtaposed with poetic works on vulnerability and human habits. Human Nature will spark the imagination while showing extraordinary skill in concept and craft, as well as a level of quality that the world can expect from Dutch designers.

The Dutch designers: Aliki van der KruijsAlissa + NienkeCreative ChefDaniel van DijckDimitri KruithofDirk vander KooijEnvisionsFloor NijdekenFrederike TopIsaac MonteLabel/BreedNynke KosterRenate VosStudio Jeroen WandStudio Martens & VisserStudio Plott and Vij5

About the exhibition

Human Nature

In the exhibition Human Nature the selected designers use their typical Dutch working methods and artistry to communicate their hopes and fears in response to a rapidly changing world. The works demonstrate a wish to interact, to connect and to grasp time. Through the crafting hands of the designer a moment of mutual recognition is created — products, materials and technologies are deployed to make a gesture of solidarity, ultimately revealing the designers’ human nature.

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Touch me! Please do not touch! at Ventura Lambrate 2017
Apr
4
to Apr 9

Touch me! Please do not touch! at Ventura Lambrate 2017

Abandoning the purely visual experience of a museum presentation, Daniel van Dijck invites visitors to grab product samples and to use the products by eating food from them. By questioning how we consume food and by involving the public, visitors become part of the design process.

Van Dijck: “I play here with the idea that furniture and product designs at an exhibition usually are not to be touched. ‘We look at design; we do not touch.’ However, we have to use design to understand its full potential”.

Ventura Lambrate. Via Privata Oslavia 1, 20134, Milano, Italy

General opening hours
10:00-20:00 Tuesday 4 April – Saturday 8 April
10:00-18:00 Sunday 9 April

Opening Evening with fingerfoods
20:00-22:00 Wednesday 5 April

 

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Sustained; handgemaakt tafellinnen van Sara vruGt
Mar
25
3:30 PM15:30

Sustained; handgemaakt tafellinnen van Sara vruGt

Van 18 maart tot en met 29 april zijn producten van Sara Vrugt te zien in de etalage van Heden. Samen met conceptueel ontwerper Daniel van Dijck heeft zij alvast de tafel voor het paasontbijt gedekt. Het tafellinnen is ontworpen en gemaakt door Sara Vrugt, het servies is afkomstig van Daniel van Dijck.

Sustained is de nieuwe serie tafellinnen van Sara Vrugt. Een klassiek tafellaken is vaak te mooi om te gebruiken, de kans op een onuitwasbare vlek is groot. Daarom borduurt Sara Vrugt sierlijke vlekken op tweedehands tafellinnen. Sustained viert de imperfectie!

Daniel van Dijck speelt met een combinatie van klassieke en experimentele materialen die een bijzonder resultaat opleveren.

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Aanstormend talent bij MIJ. Het beste uit 2016 van Galerie Pouloeuff
Mar
25
3:30 PM15:30

Aanstormend talent bij MIJ. Het beste uit 2016 van Galerie Pouloeuff

Kom, schuif aan. De tafel is gedekt. Geniet van de schoonheid en de fragiliteit van het serviesgoed. Kijk om je heen en verwonder je over gigantische portretten, zo realistisch dat je er ook een beetje van schrikt. Zie ook de teerheid van 1000 kraanvogels en van wuivende doeken. Laat je verrassen door bewegende installaties die alledaagse voorwerpen een zweem van magie geven.

Dit is alweer het derde jaar dat Museum IJsselstein (MIJ) een selectie van de jonge aanstormende talenten uit de exposities van 2016 van Galerie Pouloeuff laat zien. De diversiteit in onderwerpen, disciplines en materialen is enorm. Het enthousiasme van het ontdekken van ieders vorm om zich uit te drukken spat ervan af. Van poëtische beelden tot stoere installaties en van klein figuratief werk tot grote geometrische kleurvlakken.

Kwetsbare stukken
Opvallend veel kunstenaars houden zich bezig met het thema kwetsbaarheid. De één doet dat door het gebruik van vergankelijke materialen en de ander benadrukt dit in de keuze van de onderwerpen.

Van breekbare lichamen…
Zowel Sanne Wolthaus als Roosmarijn Broersen tonen het menselijk lichaam in al zijn naaktheid. Beiden kiezen voor zwart/wit waardoor de broosheid van het lichaam een extra realistische lading krijgt. Broersen zoekt in haar foto/etswerk Kantelpunt naar het moment van stilte, van het alleen zijn, een moment dat zo voorbij kan zijn. Terwijl het werk van Broersen een soort poëtische rust uitstraalt, schreeuwen de foto’s van Wolthaus het uit. Het onderliggende thema betreft de chronische pijn waarmee ze dagelijks te maken heeft. Met de serie Mute heeft ze een vorm gevonden om deze emoties te uiten en om de stilte te doorbreken.

…tot vergankelijke materialen
Het porselein van Daniel van Dijck vormt een mooie overgang tussen de kunstenaars die kwetsbaarheid als onderwerp kiezen en de kunstenaars die met kwetsbare materialen werken. Daniel doet beide. Zijn breekbare serviesgoed verwijst namelijk ook naar de vergankelijkheid en heeft niet voor niets de titel Fragility of Things.

Niets is voor de eeuwigheid, maar deze kunstenaars zoeken wel heel erg de grenzen op door de keuzes en gebruik van hun materialen. De aftakeling van materialen is juist een belangrijk onderdeel in het werk van FMD van der Linden. Haar serie Framed Sediment is gemaakt van kwetsbare materialen als papier en aquarelverf en zal door het blootstellen aan zonlicht steeds verder verkleuren en vervagen.

Deelnemende kunstenaars
Jan Blank, Jurre Blom, Roosmarijn Broersen, Sophia Bustin, Ka-Lai Chan, Daniel van Dijck, Manon Hilberink, Bianca Filius, Tom de Jong, Romy Joya Kuldip Singh, FMD van der Linden, Fiona du Mesnildot, Joyce Overheul, Thijs Rijkers, Marie Reintjes, Sanne Wolthaus

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OBJECT Rotterdam 2017
Feb
10
to Feb 13

OBJECT Rotterdam 2017

  • 3de Katendrechtsehoofd 25 3072 AM, Rotterdam Netherlands (map)
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I welcome you again to OBJECT 2017 on the SS Rotterdam, the former flagship of the Holland America Line. Over 75 designers will present their work in the dining halls, the cabins and the in- and outdoor decks. Here, I will show new and existing work and have the festive pre-launch of the Eccentric Plates in collaboration with Cor Unum. 

During the fair, there is a free shuttle service that connects you to the other art events in town. 

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Rottercam Contemporary Art Fair 2017
Feb
8
to Feb 12

Rottercam Contemporary Art Fair 2017

The 6th Edition of Rotterdam Contemporary art fair will take place at the World Trade Center in Rotterdam. The fair will be held during the Rotterdam Art Week together with OBJECT, Art Rotterdam and other venues, creating the biggest art fair week in The Netherlands. Here, I will present some of the collection of the Fragility of Things with gallery Assembled by Root
 

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Galerie Pouloeuff - Vergankelijkheid
Nov
12
to Jan 8

Galerie Pouloeuff - Vergankelijkheid

From 12 November to 8 January, 2017, I together with six other young artists and designers, will exhibit at Galerie Pouloeuff in Naarden. The exhibition 'Vergankelijkheid', addresses the transience of human existence.

With Roosmarijn Broersen, Sebastiaan van Weelden, Thijs Rijkers,
Laurie Michel, Geertje Mirjam Smit & Bobby Bo Stips.

Official opening on 13 November at 15:00
 

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Assembled by Root - Assumption
Nov
7
9:30 PM21:30

Assembled by Root - Assumption

From 23 November to 30 December I will exhibit at Assembled by Root in Rotterdam. The exhibition 'Assumption' is a duo exhibition with photographer Sophie Fox and thematizes human assumptions, assumptions by habits and expectations.

Official opening on 24 November at 19:00
 

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MOLDA 2016
Oct
29
to Dec 4

MOLDA 2016

  • MOLDA 2016 - Museu José Malhoa (map)
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This exhibition on contemporary ceramics, curated by Fernando Brízio, brings together a number of projects developed by various designers all over the world. The exhibition consists of artists and designers such as Bethan Laura Wood, Filipe Alarcão, Front, Hella Jongerius, Marco Sousa Santos, Martín Baas, Maxim Velcovsky, Martín Azúa, Miguel Vieira Baptista, Konstantin Grcic, Scholten & Baijings, Studio Glithero, Unfold, among others.

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De Besturing "Onder de Hamer"
Oct
7
to Oct 9

De Besturing "Onder de Hamer"

Op zondag 9 oktober gaat vanaf 16:00 uniek werk van alle makers en denkers uit De Besturing onder de hamer: kunst, design en meer.... De opbrengsten van De Veiling worden geïnvesteerd in de toekomstplannen van De Besturing

De te veilen werken zijn te bezichtigen tijdens de kijkdagen in De Besturing
- vr 7 oktober van 16:30 tot 22:00
- za 8 oktober van 12:00 tot 20:00

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Alumni Event Lecture 1.1
Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

Alumni Event Lecture 1.1

Presentation at KABK about my work

Aren’t we all part of the machine called society? Aren’t we captured by the illusion of endless possibilities? How will we survive after leaving the safe haven of the art academy?

The Interior Architecture & Furniture Design department is creating a platform for all graduated IAFD designers. 

The Interior Architecture and Furniture Design department was founded in 1931 (then called Binnenhuis en Meubelconstructie) and over the years hundreds of students have graduated from it. This broad network of alumni has the potential to grow into a platform for knowledge exchange, a tool to intensify the relation amongst current students and alumni.

Starting this study year 2016-2017, IAFD aims at activating this network by organizing Alumni Events. We invite alumni to give lectures and workshops for our current students, and speak about their life after the academy. By doing so, we can strengthen the IAFD platform and create our own community. At the same time, the Alumni Events give IAFD alumni the opportunity to exchange ideas with peers about the design field.   

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Object Rotterdam
Feb
12
to Feb 14

Object Rotterdam

OBJECT is thé fair for contemporary design and will be held from 12-14 February during the Art Rotterdam Week 2016. And we are back at the impressive cruiseship SS Rotterdam. With even more designers and designs than last year OBJECT 2016 is bigger and better!

As always we build a bridge between the many disciplines that we cherish: cutting edge design, fashion, architecture, crafts and art. 

During three days OBJECT opens its doors to collectors, professionals and other design minded people. Over sixty designers will present their work in the dining halls, the cabins and the in- and outdoor decks. Parts of the ship that were net accessible before like the old swimming pool, the spooky morgue and the fifties cocktail bar. 

JAZZ ON BOARD
There is more: just like the old days you can experience some funky jazzy tunes aboard! During the fair jazz musicians will perform in the La Fontaine dining hall, the Captain’s Lounge and the Ocean Bar. Jazz up!

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Open Day Cor Unum Ceramics
Nov
27
to Nov 28

Open Day Cor Unum Ceramics

Cor Unum is een productiehuis waar hoogwaardig keramiek wordt vervaardigd in opdracht van ontwerpers, waar studenten ambachtstechnieken leren en waar innovatief ontwerpen en produceren wordt gestimuleerd. Cor Unum zoekt samenwerking met anderen door op originele wijze de boer op te gaan, door ontwerpers te prikkelen tot nieuwe producten en door een gesmeerde organisatie op te zetten waar vrijwilligers, professionals, studenten, mensen met achterstand tot de arbeidsmarkt en ontwerpers worden gevormd tot een professioneel collectief dat het keramisch ambacht voor de toekomst borgt en tegelijkertijd het proces van het ambacht vertaalt naar de (technische) mogelijkheden anno 2015.

Cor Unum Contemporary Ceramics, opgericht in 1953 als Cor Unum (‘een van hart’), is een keramiekatelier dat sinds de oprichting is gehuisvest in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Cor Unum is herkenbaar aan het logo met de levensboom. De mensen binnen het bedrijf delen één gemeenschappelijk ideaal: iedereen verdient een plaats, iedereen heeft een talent en iedereen kan er aan bijdragen de wereld iets mooier te maken. Het bedrijf heeft zijn wortels in de Sociale Werkvoorziening en biedt passend werk aan mensen met een afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt. Medio jaren ’90 heeft de bedrijfsleiding van Cor Unum bewust gekozen voor de niche van exclusief design. Vanuit de gedachte dat Cor Unum beschikt over de ervaring en knowhow van het technisch proces, produceert Cor Unum keramiek van topkwaliteit gebaseerd op design van nationale en internationale bekende ontwerpers, architecten en beeldend kunstenaars. Ontwerpers met internationale bekendheid hebben hun designs toevertrouwd aan Cor Unum. Cor Unum zet hun ontwerpen met groot vakmanschap en veel liefde om in prachtige producten. Cor Unum is in 2012 een stichting geworden en verkoopt de producten ook via de webshop. 

Anno 2015

Inmiddels is Cor Unum een van de weinige keramische productiehuizen dat in samenwerking met Nederlands ontwerptalent nieuwe keramische designs ontwikkelt en produceert. Alles gestoeld op vernieuwing, samenwerking en duurzaamheid. Het behoort tot de missie van Cor Unum om (jonge) ontwerpers continu uit te dagen om de grenzen van het keramisch ambacht op te zoeken. De mogelijkheden van het keramisch product zijn namelijk nog lang niet uitgeput. Denk aan toepassingen voor Sieraden, Architectuur, Stad, Tuinen en Parken. Of aan het hergebruik van afval van klei en glazuur, aan de nieuwe kleur technologieën etc. Cor Unum stimuleert als producent ontwerpers om in open innovatie te experimenteren met nieuwe productiemethoden. Door deze actieve betrokkenheid bij het keramisch ambacht ontstaan steeds vaker nieuwe producten op basis van nieuwe denkbeelden, nieuwe ontwerpen en nieuwe technische mogelijkheden. 

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Royal Showpieces II
Sep
25
to Apr 17

Royal Showpieces II

Following the successful ‘Royal Showpieces’ presentation in 2014, ‘Royal Showpieces II, served in style’ will open on 25 September in Paleis Het Loo. This time, the dining culture at court is brought to life in a unique way with dinner services, table linen and applied art. The well-known exhibition designer Nicole Uniquole has combined works by contemporary designers with historical objects from the museum depositories. The palace rooms undergo a surprising transformation in which olours, fragrances and music appeal to the senses. Visitors can actually enter the rooms to experience things from close by.

Items from the museum depositories that are seldom seen by the public will be exhibited in five different palace rooms. Thanks to close collaboration with Museum Huis Doorn, the choice of these items has been considerably enlarged. Uniquole combines the historic items with contemporary design around the central theme of dining. Modern design is on show from both Dutch and foreign artists, including Esther Derkx, Daniel van Dijck, Anne ten Donkelaar, Maud van Deursen, Katharina Mischer & Thomas Traxler, Vika Mitrichenko, Edwin Oudshoorn, Else Schenkeveld, Qiyun Deng, and Edward van Vliet.

Textile, numerous pieces of china, colossal copper pans and gigantic soup terrines show the dining culture that is only possible in a palace; use is made of ingredients such as game, fish and vegetables from its own estates.

Guest curator Nicole Uniquole is assisted by the renowned interior and exhibition designers Maarten Spruyt and Tsur Reshef.

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Graduation Show Sandberg Institute 2015
Jun
18
to Jun 21

Graduation Show Sandberg Institute 2015

  • Voormalige Burgerweeshuis (map)
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During the Graduation Show of the Ma Material Utopias at the Sandberg Institute, I will exhibit my graduation work 'The Fragility of Things'. 

The Fragility of Things exposes the impotence, the temporality and indeed the brittleness of objects. One tends to be careful and hesitant when confronted with something that appears to be fragile and precarious. This hesitation and carefulness, however, may act as a disruption, or at least provoke an increased awareness of ingrained habits in our daily lives. In the Fragility of Things I deliberately seek the fragilities of tableware, by combining edibles with metal, porcelain and glass and, by doing so, challenge the way we consummate food as well as the aesthetics that go along with it. On an abstract level the project addresses the fragility and temporality of human life, and uses fragile tableware as a metaphor to ‘speak’ about the care it deserves.

Made possible by the Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving 

OFFICIAL OPENING: Thursday 18 June 3:00 PM

DATES AND TIMES

  • Thursday 18 June 3:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Friday 19 June 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 20 June 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday 21 June 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

About the MA Material Utopias graduation exhibition:

The temporary Master’s programme Material Utopias has focussed on the materialization of art and design, and therefore has devoted ample attention to the artistic process. The reasons for choosing this approach were manifold.

Objects, whether considered art or functional, are never merely objects. Beneath their skin many references, narratives, ideas, and memories hide. These can trigger the imagination on many levels, as they acknowledge viewers and users as rational and sensuous beings who are capable of recognizing the spiritual within the material; discerning the layers of meaning that hide in physical objects.

Another reason for organising a materials-based programme at the Sandberg Instituut resides in the very act of creating art and design. Whereas thinking tends to revolve around the already known, the experimentation with materials unavoidably evokes coincidence and surprise. Materials and techniques contain many physical characteristics, as well as a multitude of historical, cultural and social references. While experimenting with them an artist and designer cannot hold on to preconceived plans and ideas, nor dictate the exact outcomes. The process itself will most likely evoke both a multitude of unforeseen sensations, as well as shake up conventional meanings that are attached to them.

Seemingly it was not a logical choice to simultaneously educate artists and designers, as there are many differences between these fields of expertise. Such as the presumed autonomy of the arts versus the presumed functional essence of design. However, art and design practices also share many similarities, such as the need to become aware of a personal voice, trust the intuition, and the need to stir the imagination of the spectator and the user.

Throughout their studies, both the artists and the designers let themselves be surprised by their material experiments and the consequences of those surprises. They inspired each other with the specific qualities of the various disciplines: the designers were challenged to explore their artistic freedom; the artists were challenged to become aware of the demands of a given context. Through lectures and many debates with (guest) tutors, they learned to theorize on the artistic process and consciously work with the meaningful references of materials and techniques.

The results of the two-year programme can be seen at this year’s Graduation Show of the Sandberg Instituut. Location: Burgerweeshuis, IJsbaanpad 1-5, Amsterdam. For more inquiries, please contact: mu@sandberg.nl

STUDENTS MATERIAL UTOPIAS: Marijke Annema, Daniel van Dijck, Nandi Enthoven, Laura Fügmann, Robert Grundström, Vincent Knopper, Sarah Meyers, Tjalling Mulder, Ea Polman, Alice Ronchi, Michelly Sugui, Nadine van Veldhuizen, Robin de Vogel. HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: Louise Schouwenberg. COORDINATOR: Judith Konz. (GUEST-)TUTORS: Jens Pfeifer, Robert Zandvliet, Folkert de Jong, Laurie Cluitmans, Agata Jaworska, Eylem Aladogan, Gijs Assmann, Mikel van Gelderen, Bastienne Kramer, Conny Groenewegen, Karel Martens, Erik Mattijssen, Ted Noten, Lex Pott, Thomas Rentmeister, Vincent de Rijk, Maria Roosen, and many others. 

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Parels voor de Zwijnen
Nov
13
to Nov 16

Parels voor de Zwijnen

Kunstevenement rondom 6 jonge getalenteerde kunstenaars: Danielle Frenken, Danielle Hoogendoorn Daniel van Dijck, Samuel Hortulanus, Robert Roest en Christiaan Schuinder. 

Programma
Donderdag 13 november, 17.30 uur met Performance 
Vrijdag 14 november, 18.00 uur Middeleeuws diner (http://tinyurl.com/kmzpvrb ), met live muziek van Levi Oostermeijer
Zaterdag 14 november, 20,30 uur Muziekperfomances van Schedelvreter (a.k.a. Das Ding) en Modern Witch
Zondag 15 november (plm 13.00 uur) Performance van Danilo Silvano Fernandes

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Designboom Mart @ Tokyo Designers week 2014
Oct
23
to Nov 3

Designboom Mart @ Tokyo Designers week 2014

Dutch Designer Daniel van Dijck will present the tableware series Eccentric Plates at Designboom Mart during the Tokyo Designers week 2014 www.tdwa.com

Tokyo, October 2014 - During the 29th edition of the Tokyo Designers week 2014 (25 October till 3 

November) the Dutch designer Daniel van Dijck will present his tableware series Eccentric Plates for the first time to the marketplace at the Designboom Mart.

“The Designboom Mart is a unique interactive platform for emerging and established designers to test their new ideas. Visitors are not only able to meet the young avant-garde designers and become familiar with their work, but also buy self-produced or limited edition pieces directly from the creators themselves”. 

The tableware series Eccentric Plates by Daniel van Dijck consists of four different, unique, handcrafted decorative plates and dinner plates, which are made of various materials such as ceramics, copper and brass. The tableware does not only assist our daily ritual of food consumption, but also symbolizes the processes that happen in our body while eating. Some effects are more extreme than others; some plates are more eccentric than others. The series as a whole evokes associations to well-known dining attributes, but can also be surprising due to their eccentric appearance. 

Click here for more information

www.designboom.com and www.tdwa.com 

 

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Material Paradise (Group exhibition)
Jun
21
3:00 PM15:00

Material Paradise (Group exhibition)

  • Vetterstraat 66 Amsterdam Netherlands (map)
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It’s almost one year ago now, since we embarked on the adventure of searching for material utopias, referring to the ambitious aim to create a new material reality for art and design. One thing we knew from the start: the search itself would become a very important aspect of the two-year master study. Presently, ten months forth, we are in the midst of our journey, and, as the students indicate with the title of this presentation, that journey may well be labeled with the word PARADISE.

The human mind usually tends to hold on to the well known. In contrast, experimenting with materials and techniques has the power to open up unforeseen perspectives and discover new ideas. Which are unpredictable, surprising, and always close to those who have attained them step-by-step. Whoever undertakes such an experimenting venture knows that the journey is not always easy. Materials have their own will and logic, which are often incompatible with the intentions of the artist and the designer. Moreover, the wisdom of the hands needs a critical and reflective mind to understand the bigger impact of any process.

We’re halfway and enjoying the journey, as well as looking forward to offer the audience a glimpse of the surprises we meet along the way. Next year we will proudly show you the on-going process and the un/expected results in our search for Material Utopias.

Louise Schouwenberg

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