By Ali Morris
Displayed as part of Fundamentals – a show co-curated by collective Dutch Invertuals and design studio Raw Color – the objects, which normally remain hidden in the archives of the designers’ studios, are intended to shed light on the designers’ working processes as well as their views on form, material, and beauty.
In addition to the displayed objects, each designer was asked to create a container inspired by the objects from their archive.
“The designers take their personal collections and identities as a starting point to create a container that manifests their ‘Fundamentals’,” explained Wendy Plomp, founder, curator and art director of Dutch Invertuals.
“These individually made products offer comprehensive insights into their various design practices, reflecting diverse personal visions.”
Located in Eindhoven’s industrial exhibition space Ketelhuisplein, the objects and containers are arranged across two red and orange concentric plinths designed by Daphna Laurens.
Recalling the appearance of a clock face, the lower inner circle displays the objects, while the containers sit across the taller outer circle. Visitors are invited to walk around and in between the two to view the exhibited pieces.
“Altogether, the exhibition creates a portrait of a generation of young and established designers that have shaped the collective of Dutch Invertuals,” said Plomp.
Previous Dutch Invertuals exhibitions, which take place in Eindhoven and Milan each year, have included a showcase of objects designed as physical representations of emotions, and a display of objects that explore how the human race will tackle future global issues.
Fundamentals is taking place as part of this year’s Dutch Design Week, which is on until 29 October 2017.
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