Material highlights at Dutch Design Week 2018 part 3
Dutch Design Week takes place this year from 20 to 28 October. As always, the event focuses on designs of the future. Especially for you, we listed some of the best material highlights of Dutch Design Week 2018. Today, part 3, featuring exhibitions and events you shouldn’t miss.
Immaterial – Ultramaterial
This exhibition, hosted by Burg Giebichenstein University Halle, shows projects by young graduates and students who have rethought manufacturing processes such as extruding, knitting and 3D printing, resulting in highly tangible (ultramaterial) products. Meanwhile, immaterial ideas and beliefs have been translated into thought-provoking installations to reflect and discuss societal issues.
The Secret Life of Materials
Beeldenstorm/Daglicht hosts a series of workshops in which you can experience how designers experiment with materials and thus create new forms. Together with students from the Design Academy Eindhoven, one of the best glassblowers of the National Glass Museum will show how they handle hot material and explain how designers and craftsmen collaborate.
Beyond Material is a collective of five Berlin-based designers who explore the potentials of an aesthetically driven research. They examine and debate concepts of the digital, transferring these into material dimensions and placing physical processes in the digital space.
New Material Award 2018
On October 20 the winners of the New Material Award and the New Material Fellow will be announced during the New Material Award Ceremony. Nominees include Agne Kucerenkaite, Basse Stittgen, Daria Biryukova, Inge Sluijs, Shahar Livne, and Xandra van der Eijk.
For the winners, click here.
Dutch Design Awards 2018
During Dutch Design Week, you can see the work of all 24 winners of this award. Designers include Aleksandra Gaca, Overtreders W & Bureau Sla, and Olivier van Herpt.
This exhibition shows you what happens if you combine design with material science. For six months in 2018, 10 design studios and 10 material researchers at the forefront of their fields combined insights and technology from material science with curiosity and creative vision of design to explore the potential of new, non-commercialised materials to solve the design challenges of tomorrow.
Will the Future Design Us?
Manifestations 2018, the largest art and tech event during Dutch Design Week explore the problematic and unreliable side of technological innovations. This includes innovations in materials. Tim Dekkers grows crystals on fabric. Esmee Kiewiet creates individual architectural structures made from felt. Iris Seuren explores the potential of silkworms creating clothing by weaving threads on a blouse-shaped frame.
Mind the Step
A collaboration between Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, and Design United research centre 4TU, this exhibition explores the world of tomorrow. Projects include a Chaise Longue that morphs from a seat into a bed configuration in a controlled transformation, and Mussels in the 3D printer, which shows that mussel shell scan be completely recycled and reused using 3D print technologies.
G18 is the graduation show of the Design Academy Eindhoven, showing no less than 208 projects by 185 graduates. Projects to look out for include Sea Kale Revised by Mathilde Nakken, who combines coastal engineering with saline agriculture, and Façade Skin by Freek Peters, who designed tiles to cover entire buildings.
Don’t forget to visit our exhibition Fancy Fashion! Click here for details.
Photos via DDW