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.
Hot Wire Extensions Lamps
Our project explores alternative processes of making by transforming line structures to solid bodies. The process uses Nichrome wire and a material mixture of waste nylon powder from SLS 3D printing and Cristobalite sand. By putting an electrical current through the wire, the resistance of the wire causes it to heat up to approximately up to 600°C. The heat is distributed around the wire through the sand, which also acts as a filler material. The nylon powder melts and instantly bonds during the curing process the mixture to a solid body. The flexible wire allows any desirable structure to be designed and displays new potentials in production and aesthetics. The pliable and transient becomes solid, bonding seamlessly to find its own bone-like structure.
‘12 - Hot Wire Extensions’ is a series of twelve stools exploring the structural potential of this process, showcasing the strength of the material and the flexibility of the process. Throughout its development, various methods and techniques of using the wire were discovered and successively refined. Each stool demonstrates a different approach, emphasizing a particular technique of using the wire and composite.