9 hits Dutch Design Week
Leather Rack, puff chair, closet, box, candle holders and other bathroom exquisite designer clothes
Dutch design is famous all over the world - especially those that connect a rare common sense with subtle irony. And the Dutch Design Week, though, and takes place in the small town of Eindhoven in the south of the country is booming, at least for the rest of Europe. In addition to new products, prizes, installations, exhibitions and lectures, there is also an amazing atmosphere - a condition when the study and design of the knowledge of the whole town is involved.
It is amazing to see how Sunday in a furniture showroom come cheery rosy-cheeked old people and parents with children in strollers to just have a good time and maybe something to look after his house. Like thousands of people start their Saturday morning with a visit to the exhibition of diploma projects of graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven. And driving around the city with a bright Mini design objects on the roof - they are totally free transport all lovers of design from one site to another.
A headline in the local paper read: "Put on your best party dress - and go to the factory", because most of the exhibits actually deployed on the premises of the former factory, once closed as superfluous, and now willingly accept the new "tenants" and visitors. Before you nine most interesting subjects presented at the Dutch Design Week, which demonstrate the latest trends in the field of art.
The designer Piet Hein Eck famous furniture made from virtually waste:.. Used planks of old metal pipes, unsold stock of glass plates, etc. Actually, cabinets, tables and other pieces of furniture of different-sized wooden planks and have become his trademark . For such favors Europeans, anxious bereguschie forest and other natural resources, pay from several hundred to several thousand euros. The latest addition to the collection - Tree lamp fixtures and Scrap wood lamp with shades, as if made up of assorted tablets (in fact it's still print, but in this particular case). First light - it really rises to the ceiling "tree" with "branches", which are randomly mounted lampshades. The second - a conventional lamp with a stem from a few slats and thereby "plank" shade (in the photo).
Yesterday's Academy Eindhoven graduate of design, Dirk Vander Koi entered the world of design, just open the door foot, his first stool (aka thesis) Endless was recently bought by the New York Museum of Modern Art for its design collection. The essence of the new items is very simple: Vander Koy mobilized an industrial robot, forcing him to squeeze the softened plastic thin sausage for a given pattern layers. After that the material, of course, solidifies, and becomes visible chair design its decoration, peculiar patterns. Collectors are happy to buy for Endless, which is not surprising: for relatively little money his every buyer becomes the owner of the unique, one of a kind items.
In Eindhoven was presented and the last work of Dutch design star Nienke Tinangel and Yoba Smets from Studio Job - Floor mirrors De Koning Drinkt ( "Drinker King") with a frame made of paper, wood, polished bronze. Its name it has received the title of the popular comic book of the 1950s, where an enchanted mirror causes happening with the main characters of miracles. Price mirror, as reported in the studio, is available on request, but experience shows that without the € 000 15-20 can not do here: a couple of Studio Job is considered to be the most highly paid designers of our time. And for good reason: their irrepressible imagination creates amazing things on the verge of utility and pure art, and these collectors items are queued. Especially in the case of a mirror of all will be very short: it is made in a single copy.
The designer Kiki van Eijk works with a variety of techniques and materials: among her recent works, there are a collection of lamps, clocks, cabinets made of bent wire with porcelain inserts and carpets with pictures of weed grasses and flowers, and a scarecrow made of expensive blown glass . But the real jewel - a wardrobe Sewing box cabinet, constructed on the principle of a folding wooden casket for needlework. Wardrobe is made of elm wood with hand-cast and polished brass parts, but the main thing in it - the mechanism, the creation of which took three years of technical experimentation. As a result, the cabinet is expanded, turning into a set of separate boxes, and just one hand movement again collapses. The thing is simple in words, but complex in execution, so that will be released in limited edition; price corresponding.
chair of deja vu
chair with ottoman, designed by designers Charles and Ray Eames in the mid-1950s, half a century has become a classic of world design - inspired the Dutch from Mal companies to create their own version. Nils Vilderberg and Bob Koprey Eindhoven of the Dutch founded a new furniture brand is literally just that, and yet in their catalog have one single model - Mal 1956. Chairs with a recognizable silhouette instead of rosewood and leather made of polyethylene and bright thanks to modern materials and modern way production suitable for use in the open air - on the terrace or in the garden. A little trick: where the chair-grandparent was a button on the leather cushions, in a plastic version - holes for draining rainwater. Armchair Mal 1956 weighs about 30 kg.
The company Geesa 125 years produces accessories for bathrooms and is a leader in this field in the Netherlands market. Recently added its range of works of the famous Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. His collection is called Haiku's, and the main theme of "poetry" - a combination of contrasting chrome, ceramics and wenge wood. In addition to the usual accessories that are in the bathroom - mirror, shelves, hooks, soap dish and towel holders and toilet paper - known swinger and bon vivant Wanders designed vases, photo frames, candle holder, and even fixed to the wall of the bucket for champagne. Another "trick" - in the magnet, which is equipped with some subjects. This is an additional guarantee that a soap dish or container for shampoo does not slip off the smooth surface.
Cups with the nuances of
A collection of porcelain tableware Colour Porcelain Stefan Scholten and Carole Bayings of Scholten & Baijings Bureau designed for one of the oldest Japanese porcelain manufactories 1616 / Arita Japan. Crockery and really turned out in Japanese style: with refined lines and subtle colors, selected by the analysis of historical Japanese paintings. However, the European public has estimated it at its true worth: by a vote of 13,000 visitors to the exhibition Dutch Design Award 2012 "Colored Porcelain" won the Audience Award, apart from the professional jury awarded first place in the category "Best Product of the consumer."
Bucket azure blue
Designer Robert Bronvasser seeks to improve and enhance the most banal everyday objects, making them more beautiful and comfortable. No wonder it is called the design bureau Smool - from the English smooth (smooth) and cool (cool). Bronvasser believes that "a good product looks good, no problems when using it, and it's just cool to have." Actually this is what he wanted to demonstrate its most recent development - a plastic bucket. Who immediately want to buy a home, throwing all these tins and plastic freaks: a smoothly rounded, rather than circular shape, the lightest material, and a handle that fits in your hand like a glove. Bucket until put into production, but somewhere in half a year it probably already can be found in stores.
"Big Bull" on two legs
The designer Werner Neumann - not just a designer, but also a master craftsman, hands to create their own works in a single item or in small numbers. Under its own label, he stands just a couple of years, but has already managed to impress the audience and remembered her own chairs and chests of drawers decorated with birch bark. This year has a new theme - Organic Collection-a collection of sculptures cabinets. By name it is clear that things in it - streamlined, organic forms. They are made of solid wood, and the surface of each coated unusual for a furniture material, such as brass or skin. Say, upholstery for rack Big Bull took five cowhide!