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.
Pop Up Repair Shop / Unlearning Studies
Design as Social Practice / Furniture / Installation
Pop Up Repair Shop / Unlearning Studies is a two-part design-as-social-practice / design charrette combined into one installation piece.
Part 1, Pop Up Repair Shop, is a free furniture repair service provided to members of our surrounding communities. We have distributed flyers calling for submissions around several Detroit neighborhoods physically and digitally. We will then select a feasible number of repair projects to take on and survey each client on the history of their piece and the desired functionality and aesthetics of the repaired piece. We will then repair each piece to the client’s desired level of creative intervention. Upon completion, we will return it to the client and, with permission, document the new piece with the client in their home. The resulting documentation will be exhibited as a part of the installation.
Part 2, Unlearning Studies, is a design charrette in which we will collect broken, discarded furniture from our surrounding neighborhoods and through the process of deconstruction and reconstruction, give these objects new life. This series of objects will be created as an exercise in unlearning certain ideals in the design world that has explicitly promoted constructs that only allow for western notions of design. During this process, we hope to reject our learned sensibilities for what is considered “good design”. By working intuitively and limiting our material palette, we hope to create a dialogue about inclusion within the design field. These objects will also be exhibited as a part of the installation.
Photo prints, Found Materials and Furniture