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.
A range of intriguing and colourful earthenware reveals the discovery of a new process using dyes traditionally used in the textile industry. Procion MX, a highly soluble dye, used normally for tie-dye or batik is inserted into the unvitrified, low-fired earthenware through a sandblasted gap in the glaze, dyeing the ceramics vibrant colours unobtainable using traditional methods
The shape and size of the gap serves as the ‘blueprint’ for the final result, allowing a measure of control in a largely unpredictable process. Over time however - the pattern changes - the saturated colour gradually becomes muted as the water carrying particles of dye slowly evaporate through the point from which it entered, leaving the residue of dye where it once existed.