Gratuliere Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Moooi and Rick Tegelaar

Dutch Design label Moooi has aquired 2 new products: the Filigree Floor Lamp and the Meshmatics Chandelier. both designed by Rick Tegelaar. Congratulations to both!!

(images via/order at moooi.com)

New Light

According to Moooi “Tegelaar’s designs shed a new light on undervalued materials and existing techniques, resulting in the industrial-inspired products” we only have to add that: these designs are elegant, fragile and they can be the (must-have of the decade) ‘focal point’ in your home if you want to, but they don’t have to.

See an editorial in which we, at Mimi Berlin, used the Filigree Floor Lamp, a long time ago……..

The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda

Graduation in Breda

The AKV St Joost is an art academy in Breda The Netherlands, best known for its Film and Photography department. AKV St Joost Breda is, by the way, situated in a lovely former convent, surrounded by grass and trees.You can visit this University to see all the work made by the students for their graduation projects: “The launch 2018” is open until The 4th of July 2018.

The Launch 2018

Graduation Show AKV|St.Joost Breda: Fine arts, Photography/Film, Graphic/3d design, Illustration/Animation. The exhibition is open until July, 4, 2018 11.00-18.00  July, 3 open untill: 21.00. Continue reading

Viktor and Rolf Artists in Fashion

Viktor and Rolf

Who doesn’t know the fashion label ‘Viktor and Rolf’? If you don’t, no worries; you have a chance to see their work at the Rotterdam based Kunsthal. ‘Viktor and Rolf-Fashion Artists 25 Years’ the exhibition (made in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.) is made with a great eye for detailing and fashion. The garments are wonderful and so are the installations and dolls! In a nutshell: Why don’t you visit the exhibition which celebrates Viktor and Rolf‘s 25th anniversary in fashion at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam!? Visit our YouTube Channel for some video’s we made.

While you are in Rotterdam make sure you pass by the Hyperrealism Sculpture exhibition as well!

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Milan Designweek 2018 Dutch Design and Art at Museo Diocesano

Tutti Dutch at at Museo Diocesano in Milan

Dutch design mixed with Dutch art at the ‘Nothing New’ exhibition. At the same venue; Museo Diocesano in Milan, emerging Dutch design talent at ‘Bar Anne’ on show during Milan Designweek 2018.

Lensvelt

The Dutch (contract) furniture company Lensvelt made quite the bold statement during Milan Design Week 2018 with the exhibition: Nothing New at the Museo Diocesano in Milan. Lensvelt didn’t show new furniture, but mixed it’s previously produced design amongst art (installations). The Nothing New exhibition was curated by Maarten Spruijt, some of the works, including performances were especcially  made for the exhibition at Fondazione Lensvelt. (see all info under the images)

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The Emanuelle Chair: a Sex Icon made of Rattan

Emanuelle Chair

The Peacock chair became the Emanuelle Chair In the 1970s. This throne-like chair with a massive back made of rattan, became a tool for being sexy after the release of the film and the poster-image for the rated X movie Emanuelle; in which the lead-actress Sylvia Kristel posed topless in such a chair. (She did that, or had to, for many years to come.) It became an iconic image associated with sensuality and/or plain sex. Anyone who posed in a Peacock chair became sensual in an instant. And so, it those days you will find images from Julio Iglesias to Brigitte Bardot in a Peacock chair. Amazing!

Exotic Morticia Addams Chair

For people who were old enough to watch TV in the 1960s: you know the chair probably as being linked to the The Addams Family tv series. Mom Morticia Addams sat in one all the time. If you were born in the early 1900’s the peacock chair would have an exotic connotation to it as well, For the first time western culture came in touch with Asian design and materials.There lies the origins of the peacock chair: to be specific in the Philippines.

Twenty First Century designer adaptations of the Peacock chair
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JCP’s Odeum at Milan Design Week 2018

Odeum

The presentation by the brand JPC at Milan Design Week 2018 was named ‘Odeum’ (That means, in ancient Greece and Rome: “a theatre for musical performances”.) This presentation is worth mentioning because it was fun! JPC created a make-belief, “metaphysical theatre”. (I’m not going to dive deep into that, sorry: please surf to JPC Universe for the full story.)

Double Identity

From what I gather from the site, in a tiny nutshell: JCP gives new meaning to everyday-life objects. It actually really was an interesting walk up and down the steps in the darkness of this presentation. There was a lot to discover in each piece of furniture; for instance, the pink blob with golden embellishments has a surprise element: it’s a cupboard. That sounds simple but it’s not: it’s so well made that you’d never guess the thing has doors.

Obscene

Also; the products are named after girls and gods, except for the couch: Belmer. According to the Urban Dictionairy Belmer means “A man who loves shoving large items such as bowling pins up his ass.” (Used in a sentence: “He is such a belmer I caught him putting a baseball bat up his ass.”) I’m not quite sure if that’s the Belmer Matteo Cibic had in mind when he named his couch, but it could be. The ‘Justine’ cupboard, also designed by Cibic, is quite a sensual piece of work as well, so are the other designs in this presentation. Continue reading