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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.