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.
The Compromise collection by Studio Bilge Nur Saltik celebrates the nuances of the ceramic throwing technique.
In the process of throwing ceramics on the wheel, a ceramicist often cuts his creation in-half, to check the thickness of its walls. While this process and ritual compromise the piece at hand, it also exposes the beautiful cross-section of freshly thrown ceramic vessels and showcases the outcomes of great craftsmanship.
For the Compromise collection, this series of objects was first created using the ceramic throwing technique and then sliced away at, very uniquely, at oblique angles. Owing to this, the vessels exhibit a new kind of angled thickness that has not been seen before. The vessels seem to possess two contradicting qualities at once: complete and incomplete, finessed and raw, and they aspire for a new kind of beauty–one rooted in incomplete perfection.
Bilge Nur Saltik