In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. This year: 2017, it is held from 21-29 October.
Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited and reports to you; our readers. Let us start with our favorite presentation so far: The group exhibition “The Anti-Efficients”, tucked away in one of the rooms of the small buildings at the Kazerne complex in Eindhoven. Designers Sejoon Kim, Seungbin Yang, Hyunjee Jung, Sooji Lee are the ‘The Anti-Efficients’.
Sewaji is the result of the collaboration between Sejoon Kim and Hyunjee Jung. They present work under the tiltle ‘Cute. anthropomorphization and thingification’. Kim and Jung show their own interpertaiton of cuteness they also imitate each others ‘cuteness’ The sculptures are based on the graduation thesis of Sejoon Kim: Cute, かわいい, 귀여워, ” which is about ‘cute culture’ and starts from the question of why he, as a Korean (broadly East Asian), is more drawn to cute things than Europeans are. We, at Mimi Berlin, find that to be a very interesting topic, since we, being European, are also drawn towards too cute things, such as the Sewaji collaboration (we need to read that research document!) Continue reading →
In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. This year; 2017, it is held from 21-29 October. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited and reports to you; our readers. Let us start with one of our favorite presentations so far: in4nite (as in; infinite possibilities)
For the in4nite exhibition Low & Bonar (international marketleaders and producers of high-tech performance materials) invited 10 designers from Arnhem (productdesigners, architects and a graphic designer) to experiment with Colback®. Why only designers from Arnhem, you ask of us: well, just like Low & Bonar they all work at Industrial Park the ‘Kleefse Waard’ in Arnhem, they probably met up at the local canteen?!
3D-printed Colbak by Rick Tegelaar
Pleated Colback combined with wood for blinds by Tyn van Orsouw
Pleated Colback for the ‘Rilly Nice Lamp” by Erik Stehmann
Glass panels with burned Colback. The Ghost Collection by Charley Reijnders. In the back the work of Klaas Kuiken.
Lamps with shades made from Colback. ‘in4nite Shades’ by Klaas Kuiken
Mieke Lucia created acoustic panels made with Colback®, including the presentation of her ‘Color Colback® Research Palette’.
Colback used to create a plisseé material for chairs. ‘Pleated Seat’ by Joris de Groot
Graphic design on Colback by Dana Dijkgraaf
Anyways; Colback® is an overall brand name for a non-woven cloth-like material which is used to support technical fabrics used in transportation, interior carpeting, resilient flooring and for decorative solutions. (read more colback-nonwovens.com)
Since the Colback® “cloth” is never used as a visible material by itself we think it’s a smart move of Low & Bonar to invite designers who are trained to come up with products that are gentle to the eye (and brain). As L&B state themselves: “The ‘in4nite’ project enables Low & Bonar to provide relevant design solutions extrapolating the aesthetical and functional properties of the Colback Technology.”
After visiting the top floor of ‘Building TQ’, which is filled with the results, we guess L&R can say that they succeeded; most of the ‘reinventions’ and/or designs seemed useful and ready for production. We think a visit to the ‘in4nite’ exhibit is certainly worth your while! Continue reading →
Mimi Berlin’s powderbox girls for sale at Magasin Horaz
Mimi Berlin’s statuettes come in a nice gift-box. On the left on the counter at Magasin Horaz.
Mimi Berlin’s Giant Albino Rabbit (limited edition #2/10) for sale at Magasin Horaz
Magasin Horas is certainly worth a visit! Not only for our goods, but also for the other wonderful products in store, such as the Hacked collection by Van Slobbe Van Benthum, and many more ‘speciality’ brands! Click the link to read more about this small department store on this blog. Molenstraat 19, The Hague: open daily from 11:00-19:00