A low poly car mimicking a Reventon seems out of ceramics. It turns out a quick welding job. A spotless white dress made out of……things are not what they look like at first glance. Lots of free work and movie projects. Liked the industrial crappy look of down town Schellens Factory.
There's the Sunbeam (and Messerschmitt) Tiger, the De Tomaso Pantera and Mercury (and Ford) Cougar. We all know and respect Jaguar cars – and still haven't forgotten about that Opel Tigra rival, the Ford Puma. And which Michel Vaillant reader doesn't remember the classic and ballsy all-American Cheetah racer?
For some reason, there's more affinity between cats 'n cars than there is amongst dogs and our daily drivers. Cars and canines just don't seem to go together – or do they? The Zagato Hyena was a financial failure as was the Aston Martin Bulldog. OK, the Mercury Lynx wasn't exactly memorable, and neither was the Nissan Leopard. But how many successful car/dog combinations can you come up with?
Is it a pattern or made by hand? We stand in front of a long blue table and wonder about the creators process as Joost turns up with a screw driver. Some times big ideas come with a simple solution and loads of determination. Upstairs in the museum like room we find the oversized wooden toolbox. Scale is still a Kiki theme. My high light is the alchemistic looking lamp.
Arnhem coming, another of many graduation exhibitions that are attracted by the exposure of the Dutch Design Week. Lots of laboratory styled objects with a love for ceramics and glass. Clean and sterile looking designs after years of decoration. Like the laser cut leather gloves.
Coming home at the Design Academy. The place is always a good spot to hook up with old friends and walk the floors of the former Philips building, scanning this years themes. Hand crafted, woods, ceramics, material exploration, foods, social. Most projects are supported or explained by long threads of text. Little self explaining or smart story telling to find here.
Where is the hig-technology factor in Eindhoven? Maybe I have to unlearn myself. I love the smart ceramic vase and the surf board style table. Dressed up furniture, water filtering objects and a love for shoes seem to be the hot topics at this years DDW.
Greenest impressions of Eindhoven this year. Has the sustainability bubble collapsed or has it become an integral part of the process? Someone takes a ride on a natural fiber composite longboard and….fails. So far for usability,….or skills. Love aesthetics of that folded seat.