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.
In opposition to materialistic values, “Human Ivory” acts metaphorically for having our own value in ourselves. It is a suggestion to cherish our own “Material” instead of other species teeth and reconsider conventional preciousness. What if we mine our own ivory and turn it into pearls? The designer turns a moment of tooth loss into a more positive one. How personal can jewellery become? “Human Ivory” proposes an egalitarian jewellery collection, where the body is being adorned by it’s own gem, polished from recognizable teeth into an abstract but familiar pearl shape. By the careful transformation of smoothening of the tooth, a possible disgust association of a human tooth evolves into attraction and beauty.
With the idea of Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi, which cherishes what is simple, unpretentious and aged, the imperfect pearls could enable us to see and embrace the beauty of imperfection. The simple beauty of tooth pearls is accentuated by minimal addition of metals for connection and support role. The pieces play with the idea of collecting tooth pearls along your life with dismountable parts. Imagine the older you get, the bigger your personal teeth pearl collection grows. By wearing your own material it fuels food for thought about personal and material values. Feel free to adorn yourself with yourself.