[LESS INFO] 67 VIEWS | ADDED 17:02:43 07/31/08
Fundamentals - legal and less legal ways of using our playgrounds. Twelve artists, with origins in the graffiti scene, show public space work created for this exhibition. With works by Matthias Wermke/ Mischa Leinkauf, Erosie, Boris Tellegen, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Influenza, François Morel, Honet, Navid Nuur, BLU, Jeroen Jongeleen.
[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 20:45:25 07/26/08
Made in China, made in Holland, made in Italy…What does it really tell us about a product’s origin? Is a car or a toy or a shirt ‘made in China’, just because that’s the country where it left the factory? For Made in Someland, MLY used modern, ecologically friendly textiles, such as bamboo yarns, while avant-gardistic silhouettes reflect the 19th century travel component which inspired the collection. Far Eastern influences are clearly visible in the ethnic, Asian designs and patterns, while the presentation of the collection has a typical Dutch setting, with Eindhoven skylines, Dutch heath lands and industrial landscapes. www.mly.nl
[LESS INFO] 83 VIEWS | ADDED 00:16:59 07/20/08
Lotte's work focusses on the social-cultural and ecologic aspects of design. Something that is often the starting point of a project. Jeanne talks to Lotte about her work and how the Dutch relate to this world-wide eco trend. For example, "Watt's new?" lamp: Many people already apply energy saving lamps in their homes. Often the shape of the lamp and the lampshade do not match. This new energy saving lamp is developed using the advantages and design freedom of the technique. www.lottevanlaatum.nl
[LESS INFO] 77 VIEWS | ADDED 15:10:09 07/13/08
Remember those little pirate radio stations in the 80's? Enter the p2p radio broadcaster by Juan Esteban Rios, this little device provides a means to transmit audio content to local radio receivers, and by having the listeners act as peers, the network can be expanded as much as it needs to. Overlooked communities in remote areas or poor urban environments can now take back the radio airwaves. The device is also powered by handcranking it, 1 minute for every 40 minutes of airtime.
[LESS INFO] 56 VIEWS | ADDED 12:36:52 07/10/08
Tord Boontje explains: "Rainwater is the lifeblood of our garden, you then catch a glimpse of a wild and lush vegetation and enter a landscape which is larger, more airy, throbbing and bright. Along the way you can experience different emotions by choosing different directions and visions: the peace and calmness of the serene and romantic white garden, the powerful stimuli of the psychedelic and symmetrical garden or the vibrant energy of the colourful and revitalising garden.” www.moroso.it, www.tordboontje.com
[LESS INFO] 87 VIEWS | ADDED 21:49:49 07/03/08
Powered by nothing but sunlight and some threads, Thomas Traxlers' "The idea of a tree project" shows us how objects can grow during the course of a day. The installation is powered by a couple of solar cells which power the entire device, causing the process to move faster or slower depending on the amount of available light. The speed of the process determines the amount of saturation of the thread, giving a visual recording in the resulting object. Thomas Traxler just graduated from the IM Masters department of the Design Academy Eindhoven, 2008. www.mischertraxler.com
[LESS INFO] 80 VIEWS | ADDED 17:29:15 06/23/08
designguide.tv talks to Nacho Carbonell about his new project, 'Evolution'. As a reaction to the current information overload, Nacho created a refuge where you can escape to. The recycled paper originates from recent newspapers. Evolution explores different ways of communication, the private and the public form. see more on www.nachocarbonell.com
[LESS INFO] 56 VIEWS | ADDED 17:58:01 06/18/08
Jon Stam, just recently graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, shows his unique approach to a portfolio in the form of a wooden cabinet. His work is presented in two distinct ways, opening the drawers and looking at objects and pictures stored in the cabinet or by taking out a drawer and placing it on the RFID reader which shows the content on a computer. It also connects via an USB port for those of you who don't have the RFID reader (yet).
[LESS INFO] 58 VIEWS | ADDED 11:08:57 06/15/08
Pieke Bergmans talks to designguide.tv about 2 of her projects, Melted & Light blubs, which she presented during the Salone del mobile 2008. The Light Blubs are a series of crystal lamps, designed by Pieke Bergmans, in cooperation with Royal Crystal Leerdam. The lamps are all unique handcrafted crystal pieces, equipped with leds by Solid Lighting Design. The Melted collection is a collaboration between Pieke Bergmans and Peter van der Jagt and will be further developed by Lensfeld. www.piekebergmans.com
[LESS INFO] 60 VIEWS | ADDED 19:10:16 06/09/08
The land of water is once again being reclaimed from the sea. The sixtieth anniversary expresses itself in a living example of an accessible, approachable and open museum. designguide.tv takes a look at the work of studio job, scholten & baijings, joep van lieshout, anu tuominen and the pyramids of Makkum.
[LESS INFO] 63 VIEWS | ADDED 10:38:32 06/08/08
Born in Italy in 1976, Eva + Franco Mattes a.k.a. 0100101110101101.org have been besieging the art world with their clever hacks and elusive digital role-plays for more than ten years. In 'It's always six o'clock', the avatar portraits in their series 'Annoying Japanese Child Dinosaur' are attacked by an army of toys, not the digital representations but the real McCoy this time. From Manga characters to G.I. Joe, and from medieval knights to Winnie the Pooh, they're all performing in the theatre of pop culture. Cute yet ruthlessly aggressive at times, they're taking over the exhibition space. In the process, fantasy and collective imagination are fusing into a dramatically charged form of 21st ready-made sculpture. www.mu.nl
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 16:30:36 05/27/08
Designguide.tv speaks with Barber & Osgerby about their pieces for Meta and the concept behind the company. Meta is dedicated to combining exquisite materials with the world's finest artisans to create 21st century design at a quality once seen at the heights of the decorative arts. A group of leading designers, including Asymptote, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Tord Boontje, Matali Crasset and Wales & Wales have been commissioned in association with over 50 master ateliers and artisans to create Meta's inaugural collection of contemporary objects and furniture. Mallett is the parent company of Meta.
[LESS INFO] 42 VIEWS | ADDED 15:44:42 05/05/08
Swarovski Crystal Palace pushed the boundaries in Milan this year with an exhibition by leading designers during the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile. A carefully selected group of creators had been invited to design an atmosphere, which included items of lighting, furniture and interior design elements. Installations by Zaha Hadid, Paul Cocksedge, Front, Studio Job, Pierro Lissoni, Arne Quinze, Fredrikson Stallard, Marcus Tremonto, Marcel Wanders and Tokujin Yoshioka produced a spell-binding exhibition with over 18,000 visitors.
[LESS INFO] 57 VIEWS | ADDED 22:40:51 05/02/08
Layers is Richard Hutten's studio exhibit presented at the Milan 2008 furniture fair. Simply said, it's all about layers of meaning and what we read in it. The fun of making the objects was equally important and some of the works certainly have a rough look to them. Interestingly is the concepts behind the works and how the material & meaning shapes the furniture.
[LESS INFO] 78 VIEWS | ADDED 09:11:53 04/29/08
We give an impression of the Droog Design exhibit at the Milan furniture fair 2008, this years theme was "a touch of green" which looked at the whole green movement from a different perspective. Featuring designs from Pieke Bergmans, Tobias Rockenfeld, FormaFantasma, Gaële Girault, Jens Praet, SMAQ. Of course if you get a chance, go see the exhibit in person!