Dutch Design Week 2015: Aart van Asseldonk

Dutch Design Week 2015: Aart van Asseldonk

An other tip for when you are in Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week 2015;
Visit the Saint Augustine Church; designer Aart van Asseldonk transformed this church into his own exhibition space ànd a place to wine and dine by means of a “still life installation”; The Allegory of the South.


Everything you see is designed by van Asseldonk, furniture, lighting, candle holders, shoes, carpets, ovens……well everything like we already said. Continue reading

Saint Augustine Church in Eindhoven

Saint Augustine Church in Eindhoven

A church in the city of Eindhoven, Brabant, The Netherlands. The church is situated next to the convent, that’s why it’s kept so clean and tidy. If you want to visit this place you have 2 options (in our opinion)

!- Just go and have a look, see what a typical Dutch church looks like (it won’t be there for long the parish is getting smaller and smaller)

2- Go visit the Saint Augustine Church during the Dutch Design Week, it will be transformed by designer/artist Aart van Asseldonk into a design-fest named; “The Allegory of the South”

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Sigmar Polke in the Grossmünster Cathedral

Sigmar Polke in the Grossmünster Cathedral

Goodmorning! Today we’ll visit Church because it’s Sunday. Have a Nice Day! xoxo Mimi

Sigmar Polke made 17 glass stained windows for the Grossmunster cathedral in Zürich, Germany. They were placed in 2009. The Roman cathedral also houses windows by Giacometti, which were placed in 1932. (img via thecurseandthecure)

View more of Mimi Berlin’s tips for Sunday activities HERE

Felice Varini in Hasselt

Felice Varini

Varini’s work will be on an exibit at the Unie  Hasselt-Genk in Belgium. De Unie Hasselt-Genk is a new and suprising art project that is currently being realised between the two characteristic Belgian Limburg centre cities of Hasselt and Genk. Artists, socio-cultural organisations and residents bring attention to the wide diversity of this twin area through a unique range of events, projects and artworks, presented throughout the summer. As of 5 October, De Unie Hasselt-Genk will become part of the surroundings of the area in the form of a permanent art route. As of 21 June, you can visit De Unie Hasselt-Genk, an art route that literally connects the two cities together. Follow the route and discover the artworks of national and international artists in the public space of Hasselt and Genk. At more than 20 locations on the route this summer, you can also experience exhibitions and other activities. For this summer programme, various cultural institutions in the two cities worked together. A dozen national and international artists translate the unique urban environment, the specific landscape and the strong cultural history of the two characteristic Belgian Limburg centre cities of Hasselt and Genk into new and (semi-) permanent works of art, set in special locations within the open space.

For De Unie Hasselt-Genk, Felice Varini realises a painting on the roofs and facades of 99 buildings in the city centre of Hasselt: ‘Trois ellipses ouvertes en désordre’. The composition can only be seen in its entirety from one particular vantage point, the Sky Lounge of the Radisson Blu Hotel. Following the route of De Unie across town, however, visitors will be confronted with a number of fragments of Varini’s work. Every fragment is an attraction in itself. Visits possible from 21st June to 5th October 2014. (images via http://www.pixaile.com/keyword/trois / http://www.paperblog.fr/7213932/art-l-oeuvre-de-felice-varini-visible-du-ciel-hasselthttp://aplus.com/a/this-object-does-not-exist )

Salon at the Posthoorn Church

youasme black
: (fashion) installation by youasme-measyou

Salon at the Posthoorn Church: Twice a year SALON/ curates a fashion-meets-art-meets-design exhibition at various locations in Amsterdam. Mimi Berlin visited the Posthoorn Church location the other day. Dutch knitwear label “youasme” designed an installation for the Church Altar, it contains a movie of all sorts of explosions in black, accompanied by a retrospect of their garments in black. Fashion Designer Marleen Elenbaas also created a movie: “Optionals”, with parts of clothing and matching silhouettes of sewing patterns. We can try and describe these installations as good as we can but it’s always best you go an see for yourself, there is more on show through February 9, 2014. The Posthoorn church is newly renovated and that shows! It also has floor heating which is a nice bonus in Wintertime. This small church with it’s very high, neo-gothic, ceilings and lovely stained glass windows lies in the middle of a busy shopping street; de Haarlemmerstraat. The Posthoorn church is designed by architect Pierre Cuypers and was finished around 1861. (Mr Cuypers later also designed the Rijsmuseum and the Central Station in Amsterdam)