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.
Transitions for Domotex
Hard and soft, industrial and artisan – playing with contrasts. The vision of Bilge Nur Saltik from Istanbul for the flooring of the future is to combine hard with soft materials, and industrial with artisan joining methods. This leads to an unusual floor covering with a unique haptic quality that requires no permanent adhesive at all. She draws attention to the transitions between different materials as an element of design.
DOMOTEX 2017 / Young Designer Trendtable
Far from the products and materials that designer Bilge Nur Saltik has worked with previously, lies the Domotex exhibition next– the leading global trade fair for floor coverings.
For DOMOTEX 2017, Nur was asked to join a group of creative thinkers from five countries, brought together by designer Stefan Diez workshop in his Munich studio. As part of the DOMOTEX venture “Young Designer Trendtable,” A multinational lineup of designers, comprising Turkish-born Bilge Nur Saltik, Jane Briggs and Christy Cole (Scotland), Klaas Kuiken (Netherlands), Hanne Willmann (Germany) and Victoria Wilmotte (France) were tasked with developing trendsetting flooring concepts and designs. These concepts will take the trade by storm when they are showcased at DOMOTEX 2017.
Rather than products, the output here will be installations from the five designers, intended to trigger conversation, set trends for the industry and draw in the massive audience of architects and designers at the fair.
For DOMOTEX, Nur’s work will break away from the grid (of carpet tiling), so to speak, and will investigate and experiment with ‘joinery’ between flooring elements. Despite this project operating in an entirely new industry, Nur’s work is sure to get to the heart of the brief and impact yet another new realm of design.
Bilge Nur Saltik
Textile, Rug, Wood