Some products are based on practical solutions, to fulfill a simple purpose. But some objects do more than that, they tell a story about their production process, their intend of inspiration or something the designer behind will to tell. David Derksen is this kind of story-teller. The dutch designer is fascinated by nature and the processes and principals behind it and try to translate this into his furniture and objects. David graduated in 2009 from the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven and received a master degree from the TU Delft in 2011. Based in Rotterdam he is specialized in creating objects which are able to surprise and fascinate with unconventional details and properties.
Sonntag, 2. März 2014
Mittwoch, 26. Februar 2014
Paper got a lot of properties, which are able to visualize a narrative structure. It's fragile, massive, heavy, lightweight, practical and poetic. The Canadian artist Laurie Kang uses paper as main element to create artworks which move on the boarder between collage and installation.
Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014
If you're a graphic designer you have many decisions to take. One is about specialization. Are you a book designer? Or a graphic and interaction designer? Do you like to work in an advertising agency? One of the best things seem to be just a good designer, with a visual handwriting which is present in every thing you produce. During the last weeks I stumble upon the work of Mel Nguyen, a designer and sometimes artist, which is not specialized in one discipline, but owns a very special style, which is characterized by a bold use of colors, analog and digital effects.
Montag, 3. Februar 2014
The view of Austrian-born photographer Rosa Rendl is attentive and focussed on details. It doesn't matter if she shows a women's face in a close up, smoking accessories on a cupboard or strange close ups from colorfull interiors: The images of the photographer are every time characterized by a well chosen minimalistic composition of light, form and color.
Sonntag, 26. Januar 2014
Maybe some of you remember the fantastic Hungary born, Rotterdam-based photographer and artist Csilla Klenyánszki (read an interview about her work here).
Csilla's work moves between still life and documentary, in her pictures she transforms everyday objects into strange and beautiful composed installations, which offer a new perspective on mundane and familiar things.
Samstag, 11. Januar 2014
Sometimes Design find it's formal inspiration in the everyday life. The form language work from furniture designer Mieke Meijer is related to the architecture of industrial buildings, machines and functional constructions like scaffoldings.
Samstag, 4. Januar 2014
The photographic view of Daniel Everett is empty. His subjects are everyday objects, environments, architecture and abstract scenes, capturing through strange compositions and a kind of fictional beauty. The american artist and photographer based in Provo (Utah) received a BFA in photography from Brigham Young University in 2006 and a MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009. He spent time working as an art assistant, graphic designer, architectural photographer and digital art archivist. Everett is focussed on photography and contemporary art, his work draws a thin line between sculpture and photography.
Freitag, 27. Dezember 2013
Traditionally design is defined by problem solution. You create a product as an answer to
a specific problem or demand. But there are some designers which use design in another way: not to give answers, but to define new questions with their products. Questions about the use of the objects which surrounded us every day, questions about the function of design itself and questions about our use of artifacts. These designers perform a term which is called critical design: A special way of thinking and making. One of these designers is Alicia Ongay-Perez, a british maker and thinker, focussed on objects of
our everyday life.