THE YOUNG COLLECTORS
Living in a design exhibition during the Dutch Design Week 2017
Like a voyeur you can wander through the residence of two young design and art collectors who open their doors to the public during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Studio Thier & vanDaalen not only designed their remarkable kitchen, the design duo is also the curator of the ‘voyeuristic exhibition’ in this refurbished thirties house.
During the Dutch Design Week there is an overwhelming array of exhibitions where established and young designers show their latest designs. But nowhere a visitor is able to satisfy the curiosity of peeking into other people’s designed homes as well.
On the Juliusstraat, a stone’s throw from Strijp-S in Eindhoven, the new residents open their doors to the public and expose the completely renovated and furnished home.
The collectors not only show their collection of art and design, but also the new kitchen, which is the reason of organising this exhibition. Studio Thier & vanDaalen designed this special kitchen based on previous material experiments in the SOLID / LIQUID project. For example, the worksheet is executed in the material Hi-Macs, with distinctive decorative lines developed by the studio.
Because Ruben Thier and Iris van Daalen do not only want to show the kitchen during the DDW, the design duo chooses something surprising. As curators, the designers select work of other designers and furnished the house with style. ´Instead of placing traditional design on a pedestal, you can show the designs much better in a context,´ they say.
You enter a dream home with, among other things, seats of Max Lipsey and Tessa Koot around a table by Maarten Baptist with tableware of the Intuïtiefabriek. There vases by David Derksen and the latest versions of the VAPOUR Light by the curators themselves.
Many more designs can be found, including works of Mae Engelgeer, Handmade Industrials, Alei Verspoor, Rive Roshan and Rick Tegelaar and more.
Together with the permanent collection, they form an exhibition in which you can live. As if an interior design magazine really comes alive.
CURATORS: Iris van Daalen & Ruben Thier – Studio Thier&vanDaalen
participants: Alei Verspoor – PACK / David Derksen / Handmade Industrials / De Intuitiefabriek / Lotte Douwes / Maarten Baptist – JOINE / Mae Engelgeer / Max Lipsey / Nienke Sybrandy / Noortje de Keijzer / Noortje x Noortje / NIGHTSHOP / Rick Tegelaar / Rive Roshan / Rik ten Velden / Salem van der Swaagh / Saskia Schreven / Snodevormgevers / Studio Thier&vanDaalen / Studio TOIMII / Tessa Koot / Wieland Vogel
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text: Viveka van de Vliet
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