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.
Ahryun Lee is an artist of versatile talents;
she is a ceramic sculptor, designer-maker and skillful craftsman.
Having studied ceramics in the South Korea and the UK, she explores numerous creative possibilities in ceramics
by embracing a global perspective between the East and the West.
Her practice has developed in varied ways based on using a combination of professional skills alongside fundamental knowledge of materials. Her work is visually material-driven and highly skillful, which contains both aspects of tradition and contemporary.
Despite the fact that she was influenced by the traditional aspects from a history of ceramics in Asia, as soon as she moved to UK to keep her master studies at the Royal College of Art, she starts having curiosities about new areas such as ceramic sculpture and installation.
The interdisciplinary approaches expand her expression in clay and it leads her to explore different areas out of the comfort zone while tearing apart the boundaries between Craft, Design and Art.
To contemplate the area between function and non-function, Ahryun’s objective is to create intriguing objects
which create discourse between the object and the viewer, whilst maintaining an interesting and unusual aesthetic.
Unusual surface manipulation is the main feature of her work and In-depth material research enables her to create another extraordinary visual language.