The way a flower blooms, how beautifully vapour grows up in the air or the hypnotising effect of rolling water. These movements are translated into a series of light objects, that can take a surprising appearance. Gracefully, it may take different forms and curves by pulling or twisting the flexible outer shell. By doing this, you can manipulate the shape yourself. The subtle emission of light appears on the pattern of the luminous bar. The flexible outer shell absorbs the light and glows out on its surrounding as a decorative lighting solution.
Wijnant’s work is characterized by experimenting with materials and looking for boundaries in them. With Twisted, iron rods are moulded by turning, twisting and bending; from themselves and each other. A concept firmly seated in interaction, tension and force.
Teresa is fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement. Lumi is a lamp that captures the contradictory traits of water and light in “a drop of glass”. It conducts, magnifies and spreads its light and the light from the sun about. When light is reflected by water or glass it can look magical.
Undeniably influenced by ZERO, the work of Henk Broeke will be appealing to many minimalistic art-lover. His work is mostly white and there is a slight Japanese influence in his art that relate to nature. Structure and rhythm are more important than colour.
Tannic Acid series of Steven Banken reveals the exceptional similarity in color of two radically different materials after the natural transition.
A rusty nail surrounded by blue stains in oak forms the basis of this research. Oak contains high concentrations of tannic acid, which turns into dark blue when it’s exposed to steel. The same happens with steel, as a result of a chemical reaction between red iron oxide and tannic acid. To accelerate this normally undesirable process the elements that cause this chemical reaction are applied in liquid form on the other material.
Photographer Sander van der Veen and make-up artist Nilgun Canbaz usually work commissioned based. In this collaboration they are creating a visual language in photography which is developing itself more into the direction of art
Model: Amy Lebowski
Recently Kimpton de Witt Hotel opened it’s doors in Amsterdam. Sophisticated design with a typical Dutch twist makes the hotel a lovely place to stay. Oode provided some of the art on display. When visiting Oode, stop by Kimpton de Witt Hotel to check it out!
The classy style of the iconic Chesterfield chair is translated to modern times by Dutch Designer Elise Luttik. With modern techniques, ash wood can be made to match the noblesse of the original leather luxury. Chester is a luxurious and comfortable chair to fit your dining table. Surprisingly enough, Chester chair is stackable. Thus Chester closes the gap between comfortable but space claiming chairs and stackable, often uninviting industrial chairs. Now available at OODE.
– Endless chair by Dirk vander Kooij –
One plastic string, made out of old refrigerators, crafted by a robot, into a chair. By combining different techniques, Dirk was able to design an automated but very flexible process. He taught a robot his new craft, drawing furniture out of one endlessly long plastic string. This opened the possibility for Dirk van der Kooij to design in the good old-fashioned way, making a chair, evaluating, refining, making a chair, evaluating, refining and making a chair. Or developing an infinitely large collection of variations. Endless. OODE has now a grey and gradient black/white chair on display at the Singel in Amsterdam.
Adrianus Kundert and Thomas van der Sman of Studio ODDNESS in Eindhoven are fascinated with amorphstructures and randomness. To them, these two elements are antithesis of what is commonly seen in design world that usually doesn’t accept a random process for creation.
Bubblegraphy is a series of vases with a mesmerising look. The pattern on each product is created by a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze. The coating creates a three dimensional motive and makes each vase unique.