Recently, famed Dutch trendspotter Lidewij Edelkoort (Li) shocked the design community when she issued an open letter of resignation from the Designhuis and Eindhoven, in which she blamed the vision of the city’s governance for her departure.
In this article for Design.nl, Gabriella Kennedy speaks with designers, members of the local government, educators and other affected parties about their reactions to the news and the conflict between bureaucracy and autonomous design.
Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Object Rotterdam 2010 promises to be a source for genuine autonomous design. This small fair, now in its third year, is quickly becoming the event to watch for emerging designers and galleries. Here are some highlights from this year's fair...
Musée des Arts Contemporains
Grand-Hornu Site, Belgium
On the 7th of February, the Musée des Arts Contemporains (MAC) will open its first joint exhibition with the Grand-Hornu site. The exhibition entitled “Le Fabuleux Destin du Quotidien” (“The Fabulous Destiny of the Quotidian”) is curated by Veerie Wenes and François Foulon, and it focuses on the complex relationship between artists and designers.
On 27th January Apple Inc.’s Steve Jobs held a press conference in San Francisco, California to announce ‘a major new product that we’re really excited about,’ which we could only assume was the widely hyped Apple Tablet computer.
We are very excited to announce that a wide range of items by internationally renowned Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is now available in the DeTnk Collecting Design Market. The selection available includes a variety of lamps and chairs, as well as a few fantastic examples of some of his most famous works such as the Classic Cabinet in Scrapwood and Crisis Sofa.
The chair is made from pieces of discarded, off-cut metal, accumulated by Piet Hein Eek and welded together into an immense hollow structure.
Part of Piet Hein Eek's self-initiated 'Doors Project' which was exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Shad Thames, London
For one night in February the five emerging designers who have been showing at the Design Museum, London this winter will take over the museum and present an evening full of talks, tasks, and events.