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.
Chair of the Moment
Chair of the Moment is a structural experiment that discovers new ways to construct a chair besides the most common symmetrical and perpendicular build up. One of the most important influences for the project came from the spontaneous and instinctive but at the same time rational vernacular fishing structures, anchored on the rocks on the edge of the sea. These often cantilevered constructions need to have a strong attachment to the ground so the structure, usually made of wood, can span over the water.
The furniture builds up from 7 angular white oak rods. The chair might appear as a random structure, although it modifies the operation of a pinwheel arrangement. The elements are composed in face-to-face relations and form a closed circuit. This structural order creates a reciprocal frame where each rod reclines on the previous one, this makes the furniture stable. The seating surface is made out of natural canvas that harmonizes with the white oak and celebrates a natural and refined but raw material palette.