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.
Lumps of Clay
The work Lumps of Clay refers to the theme 'Age of Man' by interrogating the basic human urge to act, to understand and to control. It ultimately promotes a transformation of mentality and a detachment from the construct of (clock) time, identified as a catalyst for action.The smallest actions contain the possibilities to alter our thoughts, is the belief of Eindhoven-based designer Thomas Nathan, and his work Lumps of Clay illustrates a mental and physical transformation through small movements, characterized by a state of mind which is detached from a rationalized understanding of time. These actions, of pressing individual lumps of clay, provide the mental space for exploring every single detail while creating conditions for the hitherto unacknowledged to unfold in rich complexity. Lumps of Clay represents not a return but a new beginning. It is a technique, simple in principle, but powerful enough to challenge our multi-layered relations with the material world and how we intervene in it.