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.
Based in London, Alicja Patanowska is a designer and an artist, who works mainly with porcelain and glass. Urban Gardening and Waste are topics of her particular interest.
Having graduated in 2014 from the Royal College of Art, Patanowska has been
completing her projects with porcelain and glass factories in Poland and Italy, as well as in her own studio in London.
She has been awarded at British Glass Biennial 2015 and has taken part in various international exhibitions since her graduation. Her works are a part of art and design collections include Shanghai Museum of Glass.
She considers craft skills to be crucial for her artistic practice as she designs and learns through the making process. She successfully combines new technologies with the hand-made, which, together with the careful observation of the everyday life, is her ultimate inspiration for her projects.