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.
ATÖLYE Maker in Residence
ATÖLYE and Form&Seek`s creative director Bilge Nur Saltik have curated and organize a “Designer in Residence” programme where they will facilitate designers and makers to develop new projects in the Prototyping Lab. The first Maker in Residence in ATOLYE was Bilge Nur Saltik.
In her residency, Bilge Nur Saltik worked on a material focus project. Nur took foam as a focus material, a starting point and explore new techniques and textures to bring out the potential of the material.
"It is quite interesting that foam as a material is mostly hidden. It is generally used furniture or as support material but never found its solo appearance in homes except cleaning." says Nur.
Nur general aim for this project was to highlight foam as a material and its characteristic virtues in her new designs. Casting and combining foam with supporting materials to achieve and find new functional daily life objects.
Designer: Bilge Nur Saltik supported by Meric Yazgin