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.
Matter of Motion
“Matter of Motion” is an experiment in the relationship between materials, motion, and shape. It focuses on centrifugal motion and examines how different parameters such as velocity,
acceleration, and radius of rotation affect different materials.
"Matter of Motion" was motivated by two main guidelines: firstly, create new aesthetic characteristics that represent the concepts of freezing the moment, control vs. freedom, and the memory of production process; secondly, be a “one-man production line”. These ideas inspired the development of a new technique for casting various materials using centrifugal force, and to design, develop and build original tools and machinery for an independent production line with the capacity to manufacture small and medium-sized series of products.
The first products manufactured in this process was a series of stools made of polymer resins that highlights the capabilities of the technique, such as combining different materials (wood and metal inserts) during the casting, showing multiple colors in a single object, and combining soft and hard materials together. All the stools were manufactured from the same reusable mold.
The design guideline is that a simple shape can hold and convey complex content (different materials, colors, multiple concepts, etc;). As is true regarding the loaf cake pan, the most basic mold for cake baking, the content is more important than the form. "Matter of Motion" is one basic mold for ten different stools, each with unique ingredients, flavor, and colors. The unique patterns of each stool makes it a "one off" piece.