Dutch design week 2014

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about dutch design week 2014

Product • By Alex de WitteThe Big Bubble Light

The Big Bubble Light

The Big Bubble Light, the brainchild of Dutch designer Alex de Witte, is anything but subtle. It is bold, big, brash, impressive, audacious, ubiquitous, dominating, and a real conversation starter. De Witte got his inspiration for this amazing light made of blown glass from one of the favourite children’s pastimes – blowing bubbles. The light is a testament to modern design and an organic creating process. There are no two Big Bubble Lights alike, each one is unique and influenced by the environment in which they hang. The Big Bubble Light is certainly not a safe choice as it strongly permeates the space in which it is placed. This super-size light also works for various indoor settings – from classical to modern. “The Bubbles” vary i... More

Product • By ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de KunstenUncertainty Studios

Uncertainty Studios

What tools are relevant for shaping the future? What frontiers need to be addressed in design education? Product Design and Interaction Design of ArtEZ Arnhem showcase Uncertainty Studios during Dutch Design Week 2014. Uncertainty studios is a continuing collaboration leading through research and laboratory work within the area’s of programming, craftsmanship, science, electronics, food and biodesign. In the Dutch Design week the showcase will investigate into physical and digital gestures, information design and material development. Traditionally design is defined in terms of materiality, identity and function. Nowadays the scope of design includes other realms such as processes, services, social relations and information. Consequently... More

Product • By rENsrENs

rENs

WE ARE RENS. WE ALWAYS GO OUR OWN WAY, BUT ACTIVELY PURSUE COLLABORATION. SPONTANEITY IS IMPORTANT TO US, BUT WE PERFORM EXTENSIVE RESEARCH BEFORE GETTING DOWN TO WORK, AND LOVE EXPLORING BOUNDARIES. rENs (RENEE MENNEN AND STEFANIE VAN KEIJSTEREN) OPERATES AS A DUO IN ORDER TO ENABLE CONTINUOUS SPARRING AND PUSHING EACH OTHER TO THE LIMIT. THIS CREATES THE TWIST IN MANY OF OUR DESIGNS. SINCE WE TOOK OFF IN 2008, WE COLLABORATED WITH PARTNERS LIKE DESSO, COR UNUM, ZUIDERZEEMUSEUM, TEXTIELMUSEUM AND LYNFABRIKKEN. WE FOLLOWED OUR OWN HEARTS WITH RED, A STUDY INTO MEANINGS AND APPLICATIONS OF THAT ONE SPECIFIC COLOUR WITH THE STRONG CONNOTATIONS IN MULTIPLE AREAS. OUR STUDIO IS LOCATED IN EINDHOVEN, ON TH... More

Product • By Culture.plPolish Design

Polish Design

Culture.pl presents the first extensive presentation of Polish contemporary design to be shown in the Netherlands: ‘Polish Design: in the Middle of’. During the expo Polish Design: In the Middle of works of over 30 Polish designers, design studios, manufacturers, and students will be on show at the Temporary Art Centre (TAC) in Eindhoven. Discover and explore Poland, Polish culture and Polish design. Experience the humour, empathy and way Polish designers think. Gain insight into recent developments in contemporary design, as well as crafts, ceramics, toys and technology. The work of internationally renowned Polish designers will be on show, including Oskar Zięta (Zieta Prozessdesign), Kosmos Project, Estimote Polska and Pani Jurek, as... More

Product • By OntwerpduoImpossible things before breakfast

Impossible things before breakfast

A bird cage in which you can swing freely, lamps that branch out like a tree, or a table you can play marbles on. The fantastic world of Ontwerpduo stems from the collaboration and chemistry between Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink. Tineke likes to imagine things slightly differently from what they are and fantasizes about new functions for them without worrying too much about whether they are practical or technically feasible. They are often things that seem impossible at first sight – until Nathan enters the arena. He sets to work in a workshop that looks a lot like a laboratory. And when he emerges from it, Tineke’s ideas turn out to be feasible after all. And then the whole process can start all over again. It’s been like tha... More

Product • By Dutch InvertualsDutch Invertuals

Dutch Invertuals

Dutch Invertuals, a collective of individual designers with different backgrounds, but with one thing in common: experiment is principal. For five consecutive years Dutch Invertuals has presented and induced progressive new design within bold, daring, poetic and, sometimes, confronting exhibition contexts. Presenting in Milan (Salone delMobile) and Eindhoven (Dutch Design Week), Dutch Invertuals has become a well-known hotspot for these international design events. Daphna Laurens, Brit van Nerven & Roos Gomperts, Jetske Visser & Michiel Martens, Thomas Vailly & Laura Lynn Janssen, Raw Color, Edhv, Studio Mieke Meijer, Nina van Bart, Arnout Meijer, Dieneke Dekker, Jeroen Wand. More

Product • By Studio Blond & BieberAlgaemy

Algaemy

For quite some time now, the huge potential of microalgae has been a subject of research in the natural sciences. Nevertheless, the artistic and creative value of this resource remains almost undiscovered. Algaemy explores the potential of microalgae within a creative context. Studio Blond & Bieber (Essi Johanna and Rasa Weber) reveals the aesthetic potential of a resource generally considered as weeds in Europe. Algaemy is an analogue textile printer that produces its own (surprisingly fast-growing) pigment. The ‘biodynamic colour palette’ of Algaemy textiles changes over time when exposed to sunlight. This can be green to intense blue, pale pink to bright red and eventually orange. Every piece of textile tells a story over time. People ch... More

Product • By Lotty Lindeman & Wouter ScheublinLotty Lindeman & Wouter Scheublin

Lotty Lindeman & Wouter Scheublin

Lotty Lindeman and Wouter Scheublin have been working as individual designers from their shared studio since 2006. The work of Lindeman often shows a dialogue between man and object and how they relate to space. Scheublin’s work shows a fascination for construction and mechanics. Both share a passion for detail. In 2014 Scheublin and Lindeman launch a joint collection with a selection of their designs. The initial collection, including chests, lamps and chairs was shown in Milan for the first time. New clocks introduce a surprising layout with colored discs as minutes and hour hands. During the DDW Scheublin and Lindeman show the latest developments from their own studio. More

Product • By Design Academy EindhovenGraduation 2014

Graduation 2014

Remy van Zandbergen De Zeefdrukkerij Photo 1 This installation and stop-motion animation offer an imaginative look inside automated processes. These are usually hidden, and cannot be inferred from the finished product. But here, viewers can see every step in the screen-printing process. By pressing a button the viewer becomes the imaginary client who commissions a printed product and puts the printer to work. The machine has been ‘opened up’ to reveal each step, and at the end of the animated production line an actual business card comes out. Remy van Zandbergen intends to use his installation as a customised story-telling tool for brands or businesses. Nina Gautier Urtica Photo 2&3 Sometimes the most unlikely of raw material... More

Product • By 3 DOTS COLLECTIVEPOT.PURRI

POT.PURRI

POT.PURRI Is a mixture, or collection of miscellaneous or diverse items. A combination of incongruous things. For us / is a collection of small, modular containers, designed with ten basic parts that through various materials and combinations can construct unique objects with different shapes and capacities, from lamps to tableware and side tables. Inspired by the ambition of “cutting distance” between design and material and “fluctuating shapes” as our expression of contemporary design, the project is cultivated around the concept of modularity and the customization. Within the project we would like to tell a story, and unite the traditions of our culture, as Venezuelan indigenous weaving, with Europe contemporary design, in which we... More

Product • By Arend Groosman24mm

24mm

‘24mm’ is a modular system designed by Arend Groosman that got its’ name from the measurements of the material from which the system is created: laths of 24x24 millimetres. By working with certain constraints in the size of the building-block, we created a system that has infinite creative possibilities within designing our furniture but can also have applications in a much wider range. ‘24mm’ products are all made in our own studio, with machines built and developed by ourselves. The concept behind our products is that by designing one intelligent system, the production technique can be more and more perfected and make a whole range of products possible. It is an all-round construction system for the human scale. For... More

Product • By Piet Hein EekNew designs | Piet Hein Eek

New designs | Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek presents his latest designs at DDW. The presentation also consists of all the designs that have been produced since the last DDW. There is a lot to experience and to see at our building of almost 11.000 m2. Art @ Piet Hein Eek - Wonder-room In this permanent exhibition Piet Hein Eek combines unique products, antiques and art. The Wonder-room is actually an accurate description of what the top floor has become, because it certainly isn’t a showroom, gallery, museum, shop, home or restaurant. It is none of these, yet everything at once, and it is in any case filled with our own wonderful wonders. Art @ Piet Hein Eek - Marc Mulders Marc Mulders has captured the summer of 2014 in his paintings. In spring, the fields surr... More

Product • By Michiel van der KleyProject EGG, largest 3Dprinting community project to date

Project EGG, largest 3Dprinting community project to date

Project EGG is about 3D printing, the power of Sharing and Co Creating, about new ways to create and collaborate. Project EGG is a spacious building, consisting of 4760 stones. All stones are unique. They have to be 3D-printed one by one. The stones are being printed by 3Dprinters all over the world. Once collected, all of these stones, placed in the exact order, give birth to this pavilion. More

Product • By Studio Jeroen WandSTOOL-LIGHT-DRESSER

STOOL-LIGHT-DRESSER

Studio Jeroen Wand presents itself and others For the first time, Studio Jeroen Wand presents an overview of its complete collection and the results of the latest projects developed by this young studio. Next to this, the studio invited three other fellow designers to show their work; Daniël de Bruin, Jo Sijen and Wouter Covers. In the surroundings of the workshop the collection of Studio Jeroen Wand finds its natural habitat. The process of creation is pivotal in these works where materials and techniques are combined in unusual and surprising ways. More

Product • By Sander MulderDIGITAL BY DESIGN

DIGITAL BY DESIGN

Sander Mulder shows an impressive and diverse overview of his designs to date, specifically created by means of innovative use of digital technologies. While enjoying this inspiring environment you will have the opportunity to witness the birth of new work and admire the existing collection of funtiture, lighting and interior accessories. More