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.
Lauren Davies, Lucy Norman
Designers Lauren Davies and Lucy Norman present Magpie Collection – a series of beautifully crafted glass bottles and containers for storing homemade cosmetics. As homage to the Magpie and their displays of collected shiny treasure that are used to attract a mate, Magpie Collection is designed to be shown-off.
Gold-mirrored designs on the glass surfaces reflect the light on one side and cast shadows on the other, creating beautiful overlapping patterns. The viscosity, colour and texture of different liquids, lotions and powders change the way light refracts and reflects adding a playful element to the collection.
Magpie Collection is completed with an elegant set of handheld tools for use with the containers including a spoon, sieve, funnel and bottle brush.
As a set, the pieces create a harmony that is a far cry from the myriad of mismatching, plastic bottles, pots and cosmetic paraphernalia often to be found on a dressing table or bathroom shelf.
Magpie Collection is a collaboration that takes elements of Lauren’s work on beauty and Lucy’s experiments with pattern and light to create a stylish series of products that fuse beauty and playfulness with functionality.