Nine years of evocative, future-oriented design exhibitions. That is what the Dutch Invertuals represents. Founded by Wendy Plomp, the designers collective has grown into a must-see during international design weeks. Proud of the impact of design with a link to Eindhoven, this gem is now on show for a longer period of time at Kazerne, home of design. The exhibitions Fundamentals and Harvest are both being shown. The last expo is on show for the first time on Dutch soil.
How do designers translate their inspiration? For example while designing a container: a basic tool with a recognisable typology, to use as storage or for transport? In the exhibition Fundamentals, 45 Dutch Invertauls show their container and more than 800 objects that fascinate them. These inspiring artefacts, that often stay hidden in archives, offer a perspective on their personal conceptions on form, material and esthetics. The containers illustrate the translation of the different visions and identities of the Invertuals as a foundation for the design process.
Can design challenge and inspire social innovation? Or even change human habits? 13 designers researched new forms of harvesting, from the cycle of
resources, production, storage and distribution. The manifest-like exhibition Harvest shows how young design talents can find new efficient and self-sufficient to address and tackle urgent societal challenges. Themes that are included are among others renewable energy, urban mining and big data. We reap what we sow.
DESIGNERS FUNDAMENTALS Alissa + Nienke, Arnout Meijer, Bram Vanderbeke, Carlo Lorenzetti, Carolina Wilcke, Commonplace Studio, Daniel de Bruin, Daphna Laurens, De Intuïtiefabriek, Dienke Dekker, Earnest Studio, EDHV, Hongjie Yang, Jeroen Wand, Jetske Visser & Michiel Martens, Jo Meesters, Juliette Warmenhoven, Kirstie van Noort, Léa Baert, Laura Lynn Jansen, Max Lipsey, Michael Schoner, Mila Chorbadzhieva & Adriaan de Man, Milou Voorwinden, Nel Verbeke, Niels Heymans & Emilie Pallard, Nina van Bart, Odd Matter, Officina Corpuscoli, Olivia de Gouveia, OS ∆ OOS, Paul Heijnen Studio, Raw Color, Scheublin & Lindeman, Sigve Knutson, Studio Mieke Meijer, Studio Sabine Marcelis, Studio Truly Truly, Thomas Ballouhey, Thomas Vailly, Tijmen Smeulders, Tijs Gilde, Victoria Ledig, Wendy Andreu, Xandra Van Der Eijk.
FOUNDER Wendy Plomp
GUEST CURATOR Raw Color
EXHIBITION DESIGN Daphna Laurens
DESIGNERS HARVEST Bram Vanderbeke, Bastiaan de Nennie, Carlo Lorenzetti, Edhv, Hongjie Yang, Kirstie van Noort & Xandra van der Eijk, Léa Baert, Mila Chorbadzhieva, Philipp Weber, Sigve Knutson, Thomas Ballouhey, Tijmen Smeulders.
Ruud Balk Fotografie, Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Leeuwerik Plaatmateriaal, Gert Staal