Initiated by the European Central Bank, each year the cultural days are taking place in Frankfurt, spotlighting a countries cultural diversity. Curator Arne Hendriks asked us to be part of Dutch Domestics, an exhibition showcasing a research driven movement among young dutch designers. We were thrilled to be part of that group.
The new generation of designers from the Netherlands participating in the exhibition have a things in common: A desire to conduct primary research of all aspects of the design process and the need to embed the outcomes of this research into their products. Dutch Domestics is not primarily a presentation of finished design products. Rather it is the opening up of the raw research and the creative process that leads to the designed object. Consequently, the designers no longer function exclusively as makers but are curators of the information space surrounding their designs.
Participating designers were Atelier NL, Christien Meindertsma, Lex Pott, Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters, Raw Color