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.
Dineen earned his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2006) where he was awarded the Ryerson Travelling Fellowship. He holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2013) where he was an Annual Merit Award recipient. He is co-founder of Zero-Craft Corp., a highly collaborative and experimental studio in Detroit, MI. and he is also a former co-director at Talking Dolls Detroit. Dineen is currently an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Co-Coordinator of the Foundations program in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
His studio practice tests the nature of our material vernacular and its cross sections with craft, manufacturing, anthropology, and domesticity. As populations have swelled and technologies have grown in sophistication, our lives have become deeply intertwined with the logistics of production. We are now unable to withdraw ourselves from the global systems of food, water, transportation, energy, and waste required for our survival. The relationships between these systems shape the built environment in powerful ways, radically altering our world and how we inhabit it. To explore these ideas, my practice both observes and resituates the artifacts of these systems.