ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Religion is deeply rooted in our culture. We find the buildings, customs and symbols everywhere. But how do designers view religion? The exhibition ‘Design is my RELIGION is my design’ explores how they shape the relationship between religion and utility. The exhibtion is free for everyone to visit at the ECI Roermond. What is there to see? The diversity of objects is great. Religions, from Catholic, Jewish, Islamic to reformed, have traditionally been an inspiration for designers. This is reflected in the many objects of use, such as prayer chairs, baptismal fonts and candlesticks. Pieces from the past, but also from contemporary designers.
This exhibtion is curated by Niek Schoenmakers.
Mon till sat 09.00 u – 20.30 u /sun from 10.00 u – 17.00 u
Thijmen van der Steen designed this beautiful FLOATING LIGHT. These delicate lights create an intimate atmosphere. The misty screen of thin fabric stretched around a ash wooden ring captures the light and spreads it out in a soft tone. The light is designed and made by hand with great care, and affection for refined details.
The lamp is available in NUDE and BLACK.
Designed to inspire interior designers and architects to reuse the stone, tile and timber offcuts often forgotten in their design studio libraries. The resulting hardware range is a clamp on leg system, which will hold and join materials of different shapes and thicknesses, allowing anyone to make tables out of any material they desire and can acces. The system is specifically designed to allow the configuration of table tops in any size, layout and shape desired.
Come check out our set up soon at OODE.
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.
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.
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
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.