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.
Umut Yamac is an architect, designer and maker of kinetic works based in London.
During his architectural career, Umut Yamac was drawn to the design of 1:1 mechanical details and in 2011, he founded his studio to combine this interest with his love of making.
His current body of work can be interpreted as the creation small-scale architectural constructions, combining traditional construction materials such as timber and metal, with more unusual and fragile materials such as paper, clay and seeds. The works vary in scale from domestic objects to designs for public spaces, from permanent pieces to temporary installations.
Many of the themes explored in his work are derived from natural processes, whether these be movement, time or weathering. The quality that unites each piece is the emphasis placed on the relationship with the user; and the desire to offer different levels of engagement, from purely functional to the playful and imaginary.