Mimi Berlin Blogger team visited ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’; an interdisciplinary exhibition curated by Dutch designer Maarten Baas, designed by Baas himself together with theatre director Joris van Midde, at the Dutch Design Week of 2016. Binding factor of this exhibition was, of course; Time and Dutch design.
timeline of 15 chairs, designed by Maarten Baas
new work by Maarten Baas
Jaap van Bergen
’12 times’: spending time knitting with 2 vases by RenS on the mantlepiece
’12 times’: Sweeper’s clock by Maarten Baas
Fleeting by Gijs van Bon
Dining with Maarten Baas in Vlisco incorporated tablesettings with Chefcook Sergio Herman
Situated at the entrance of the former VDMA Garage was a timeline of 15 chairs, designed by Maarten Baas, opposite of Maarten Baas’ newest work. The next space was filled with work by different artists like the ‘Minuted‘ installation by Gijs van Bon and Strandbeest, one of the evolutionairy animals by Theo Jansen, surrounded by a grid on the floor made with white sand named ‘Fossil Field’ by Iris van Herpen.
Next we passed musician Joost van Dijk playing the cello together with beats of time. The music was wonderful by itself but also perfect as a restful ‘backdrop’ for the next surprise of the ‘Maarten Baas Makes Time’ exhibition:
‘12 Times‘. Twelve wooden booths, all with a little window and a poem by Ingmar Heytze pinned to the side, placed in a circle. Inside the booths were situations to be seen in a mix of tableaux vivants, performances and/or design objects. For instance: a women was Continue reading →
Baars & Bloemhoff is a Dutch company which provides building materials for interior designers and -builders. For the Dutch Deign Week (DDW) 2016 Baars & Bloemhoff organized the project “Transition” (For the second time) and invited six Dutch designers to imagine and shape the materials; sold by Baars & Bloemhoff, into “Transitions II”. Wir sind gespännt to see why www.davidderksen.nlwww.klaaskuiken.nlwww.sabinemarcelis.comwww.daphnalaurens.nlwww.paulheijnen.comwww.madebyrens.nl were the chosen few designers, maybe that gets clear when we see the end-results next week, during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (22 – 30 October 2016).
rENs presented their newest work at the Ventura Lambrate Area: “True Colours” and “Fade to Stay”. Designers Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren are more than interested in colours; they analyze, experiment and dissect the phenomenon in many different ways. We were impressed by the “True Colours” project, in which they used various black markers on different kinds of cloth and drenched that into just plain water, in order to “break the black color down” into various shades. The result of this seemingly simple experiment is a marvelous fabric collection of 81 different designs. Studio rENs started their company in 2008 and have been collaborating with partners like Desso, Cor Unum, Zuiderzeemuseum, Textielmuseum and Lynfabrikken.
Coupe du Compress. Getting your hair up in a beehive (for instance) without any products, no gel no spray, nothing, just air, from a compressor. Holds for two days, so we were told.
Photography by Manola van Leeuwe