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.
For the Age of Man, multidisciplinary designer Meng Hsun Wu has designed a lamp using a timeless material–marble–to assure a long period of usage, as well as to explore the properties of two natural materials, marble, and light, together. The lamp simulates different phases of moonlight (through its pairing of marble and light) and reflects a natural environment within an indoor space, highlighting the quality of natural resources to the user. The design for the lamp also aims to keep manufacturing to the minimum, and create limited waste, while still being a versatile product. After researching current marble manufacturing practices, specific geometric elements and shapes were chosen for the lamp by Meng, with the intent to reduce production waste. Embedded within the design is also Meng’s desire to understand and illustrate a connection between past and present–knowledge inherited as a designer, from the past, and the natural resources of today.
Meng Hsun Wu