Sunday, October 28, 2012

dutch design week 2012

I am sure we have only seen the tip of a beautiful iceberg during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven a few days ago...
Here you can find a few of the things that caught my eye alongside our path:

Steven Banken

studio Elke van den Berg

Mandalight Made by Chou

recycled bottle-tealight holders by Riikka Jefremof from Finland (email) 

colour porcelain by Scholten en Baijings

And this is my 'wall of work': 1000 Circles on a high wall in the ART Hotel

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

dutch design freak

Next Thursday I'll be sticking a couple of hundred Circles to a huge wall in the Art Hotel in Eindhoven. I am going to attend an exhibition called Dutch Design Freak which is part of the Dutch Design Week.

The Dutch Design Week is my favorite time of the year (ok, apart from Christmas): in this week the industrial monuments in Eindhoven (Philips city) open their doors. Young, but also established, designers (mostly from the Design Academy) show their new designs and ideas.

If you are hungry for inspiration: plan a trip to Eindhoven!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

dienke's baskets


Dienke Dekker was scouted as promising talent by Lidewij Edelkoort on Trendtablet this week. 
Dienke is a 4th year student at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands who has a love for craftmanship. She 'reinvented' basket weaving by silkscreening bamboostructures on textiles. I love the shapes and the beautiful details. Can't wait to see (feel!) her objects live one day...