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.
Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür’s Opticals collection of weaves taps into the visual phenomenon of optical illusions. The result of a hands-on, experimental design approach and exploring the visual potential of the basic weaving technique of creating vertical lines, Opticals creates a unique experiential quality by generating patterns that engage the user with movement and depth. Handwoven in Turkey, by Anatolian master weavers, the weaves call upon the importance of one-to-one dialog between the object and the user, to form a long lasting engagement that would enrich not only the users' experience, but also expand the object’s own lifespan. Opticals reflects a signature quality of Cana's work– the fact she is less interested in objects as functional items, but rather as companions in life experiences.
Begum Cana Ozgur