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.
Precious Skin 2.0
A collection of leather bags using one full elk hide- including head, ear, leg and belly. Putting the animal origin into focus, where nature meets the beautifully grotesque. Leather is dead animal skin. We sometimes forget that touching leather is to handle a former living being’s hide.
An exploration starting from a local hunter in the North of Sweden and ending in handmade bags in the Netherlands.
Each step of the making is transparent and leaves the material recognizable as what it is – precious skin.
All pieces are vegetable tanned elk leather from Tärnsjö Garveri, Tärnsjö, Sweden.
The elks were hunted by Ulf Eliasson during the annual hunting season in Hoting, North Sweden. Sweden has the world’s highest density of elk with a population of one quarter of a million. The elk numbers are controlled through hunting, almost 300 000 Swedes are hunters in a population of 9 million in total. The elk fur is usually discarded in the forrest.