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.
A Body of Skin
The theme “The Age of Man” for this Form&Seek exhibition is in many ways also the overarching theme of Studio 9191’s body of work. The studio looks to human bodies as the principle source of inspiration for its limited edition designs. Studio 9191 was designed to create extraordinary objects for the everyday. Innovative material treatments are at the core of the studio's design ethos and are implemented to bold visual effect.
“A Body Of Skin” explores the intricate subtleties of the skin surface and the volumes of the flesh. The stools are designed to provoke and surprise – their mottled colouring appears hard yet can cradle a baby. Silicone is used as the base element in the work, as its visceral quality is instantly evocative of skin.
The “Copper CelluLights” are designed to be hung so that the two lights align to create the silhouette of a leg. The irregularities of the texture are created by hammering the copper repeatedly and labouriously. The colour is unadulterated- all the scars and dimples created the result of the process.