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.
Overlay is a set of vases made overlapping resin and terracotta clay. Overlay is a method of investigation used to discover what happens when two materials which are diametrically opposite in their characteristics are mixed.
The unusual mix that compares two very different materials in order to achieve that unexpected detail.led to an experimental technique to work the resin just as a potter works clay on the wheel.“
Terracotta has a porous surface and natural tones. Resin is a synthetic material and its transparency makes it sophisticated. So each of the two materials in combination enriches the other, exalting its peculiarities.
Once the terracotta vase is made, it is wrapped in a layer of resin which infiltrates the surface, highlighting its texture.
Ilaria Innocenti & Giorgio Laboratore