Form&Seek London Design Fair2017
Form&Seek will be part of Dutch Pavilion at London Design Fair on 21-24 September 2017
Form&Seek exhibitions always show a consideration to new crafts, material and processes.
With this upcoming show Form&Seek explores the theme of "Openness" where we focus on what designers with a vision of across borders and cultures, make and design in order to shift attitudes and cultures for the a more inclusive future. Form&Seek explores the idea of Dutch design, not through a national lens but as an attitude and way of thinking.
For the first time ever Form&Seek launches its own collection during London Design Festival as well as a producing and selling platform, enabling consumers and retailers to purchase original and innovative crafted goods from a curated collection founded and run by designers.
The Form&Seek collection focuses on new developed processes and contemporary, globally local craft techniques. Interesting, innovative materials and processes play a key role in the pieces by Form&Seek. Each item tells a story through the way it has been made or the impact it has on our daily lives.
Our new collection expands on a wide range of crafted products from conventional products prototyped with new technologies to products that play with natural formations and uses of material. Each thought provoking, poetic design object has a strong character and personality with the personal mark of the maker.
LAB Series is a tabletop greenhouse planting lab. There are two products in the series: MushroomLAB and HerbLAB. The LAB Series is not only a beautiful and intriguing decorative piece inspired by morning dew in the forest but it also has a practical application as it allows growing plants and mushrooms under a glass dome. The MushroomLAB is a unique greenhouse whose lid of matte glass dims the light, while the stoneware base ensures the right humidity under the dome. The two solutions guarantee perfect conditions for growing mushrooms and only blurry shadows penetrating the ground glass of the dome betray the piece's real function.
Is there anything tastier than home-grown mushrooms and herbs from your little secret lab. This tabletop greenhouse is meant as a planting laboratory. The series is a continuation of one of Alicja Patanowska's graduation projects in the Royal College of Art. The potential of this project was first noticed by the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola, Poland. The Museum funded the prototypes of the LAB Series for the Helsinki exhibition MODERNA–Crafts And Industry. In collaboration with MANUFAKTURA, a traditional Polish stoneware manufacture, and KROSNO glass factory, Alicja Patanowska is now finalising the LAB design brand offering a chance to reunite with nature and tradition.