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.
Weight of Life
Many methods have been used to record or memorize the time in a person’s life. Some people capture their lives in writing, and others in photographs. Changes in height, in voice and traces of precious things, all of these are recorded and used to show the history of life. Designer Wonseok Jung was inspired instead by the meaning of body weight, and how this could indeed record human life. His project The Weight of Life consists of three tools in total–a weighing tool, a tool to record weight, and a tool to store it. For the Age of Man exhibit, Jung will show the first of these three tools, titled ‘The Chair - weighing chair.' The chair is designed to measure the user's weight through a beautiful mechanical and electronic body scale installed inside of it. The chair will therefore subtly track changes in body weight, and record the flow of life. This blurring of boundaries between art, design, and engineering even, is the result of Jung’s interdisciplinary background as an artist, but also a robotics engineer.