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.
Laura Lynn Jensen & Thomas Vailly
She’s Dutch, he’s French. Graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven, they bring their talents together to produce works that revamp the production process (Thomas Vailly also studied mechanical engineering) and awaken the poetic power of perspectives (a passion of hers). The different collaborations between Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly are based on their complementary approaches and views on product and interior design. Whether they are growing stone objects (CaCO3 stoneware) or investigating the colorful nature of light (101.86°), the signature of their collaboration is the great attention paid to natural phenomena. Both our previous project CaCO3 and 101.86° react to the urgency triggered by the current system of production/consumption. While not being ‘green’ or ‘eco’, these projects suggest alternative process of harvesting raw material, transformation and production of goods while working with natural process and phenomenon, rather than against it. In order to do so, the research and development of these projects are based on a cross-disciplinary approach together with experts from various fields. Geologists and chemists for CaCO3 , physicists and glass producers for 101.86°, and perhaps another craftsmen in the next project.