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.
Pieter de Bruyn Kops, 2017
OODE asked some artists to show their newest work for our new exhibition at oode. Pieter de Bruyn Kops shows his collection Circles. Out Of Order is a series of light fixtures which is the result of a collaboration between Amsterdam based interdisciplinary design studio BCXSY and Rotterdam based design studio Atelier Robotiq. The extremely light weight cylindrical construction consist solely of wound fiber, reinforced with resin, resembling a three-dimensional line work suspended in space.
Other designers that participate are Rik ten Velden, TEO, Thier en Van Daalen and Elise Luttik.
OODE // 1-10-2017 untill 1-12-2017
Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product designer. His designs are based on research and experiment with material and manufacturing techniques. He aims to express the beauty of material through clear constructions.
The femme chair is a part of the knotted collection. This collection started with a visit to the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. There he received a crash course in knotting techniques used on ships from two senior craftsman. He knotted for three months to perfect his technique. For the lamp and the chair seating only a single rope is used. The forms reflect the maritime inspiration of the knotted collection
The Urchin Pendant Lamps are a part of the knitted collection, inspired by experimentation with a beautiful knitting machine. This collection is created in collaboration with the Dutch textile lab by Textielmuseum in Tilburg. Removable woolen shades are applied at elegant steel frames. The construction makes it is easy to switch to a different shade.
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.
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.