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.
By reinventing existing or traditional techniques, and combining them with digital making, Dutch product and material designer Robin Pleun Maas has created a new, innovative material that makes people wonder how it has been made. Acoustic Landscapes–a series of “structured textiles”–captures human and technical development throughout time in one design. Multiple contrasting techniques are used to create these interior surfaces and rugs, from handcrafted embroidery and braiding, to digital pattern cutting–blurring the line between craft and computer-operated techniques. The result is that a flat surface is changed into a three-dimensional landscape, and colors shift or blend in by changing one’s perspective; these Acoustic Landscapes enter into a visual interaction with the moving body. In these woven textiles, robust and sporty ropes are combined with soft wool felt. The contrasting materials create depth and structure, while a selection of bright colors enhances this effect even more. By virtue of their woven structure, the collection of textiles can be applied on the walls or floors of architectural environments to improve acoustics, while also serving as art or design elements in space.
Robin Pleun Maas