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Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) is a product/interior designer and art director in the Powerhouse studio in Amsterdam. He became internationally known for its furniture, interiors and original art direction. He is recognized as one of the most distinguished designers working today.
The exhibition ‘Pinned up’ at the Stedelijk Museum presents designs from Wanders’ entire oeuvre, ranging from the late 1980s to the present. I think everybody will enjoy his original designs.
The piece highlights Wanders’ focus on sustainability and joyfulness, creating products, he says, that aim to ‘serve you for the rest of your life’.
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This year, from 20 until 28 Oct, Dutch Design Week 2012 has it’s 11th edition on what Dutch Design has to offer the world. It is again hosted in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and showcasing unique insights into the future of design. Check out the programming here.
For the third time FILM + DESIGN mini festival organises a 9-day program alongside. The event shows experimental films, documentaries, visuals and video installations. This year’s theme is ‘I do not sleep, I dream: in film, colors and mirrors.’ It is where boundaries between audience, context and film are blurred.
As soon as you see Hussein Chalayan’s work, you know, this man is innovating fashion. In the Autumn/Winter show in the year 2000 he set his stage up like a sitting room. It consisted of four chairs, a table, a flat screen television, several vases and pots. In the finale four models approached the set of chairs, removed the covers and put them on. The chair covers turned into dresses. The last model stepped inside the table, lifted it up, and it transformed into a wooden skirt.
Chalayan, a British-Turkish Cypriot fashion designer, always tries to reinvent in his work. He loves working with the newest technologies. Click on the picture below to watch the short documentary (7,5 minutes) about the making of the last Spring/Summer 2012 Show in Paris. He explains that everything has been done before, but technology allows you to create new combinations, new relationships, new interactions.