OODE will show a collection of artwork from Frans Hiddema (1922-1977) from the 23th of november 2018 at the gallery.
In his working life Hiddema worked as a psychiatrist. Beside his work, Hiddema was active as a painter, sculptor and poet. In the period that he lived in the North (Haren) in the sixties and seventies, he trained himself in sculpting. He received lessons from De Ploeg member Gerrit Piek
Hiddema was especially inspired by the English sculptor Henri Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Materials he used for his sculptures were clay, wood, bronze and plaster.
He has been a member and chairman of the Groningen artists’ movement De Ploeg and a member of the artists’ group “Nu”.
In his period in Oegstgeest, he has made large abstract paintings with geometric shapes. The colors were greatly reduced to black, white, blue and red. His work from this period became very minimalistic and in addition to his paintings, he made a number of stainless steel geometrical sculptures. OODE will present eight of his paintings and several sculptures that are looking for a new owner.
New table design series by Guido Zwerts: 2X2 2X3 3X2
With a name derived from its different available table leg options, this beautiful original design highlights the specific traits of its materials: steel, glass, and rubber. Its subtle, slender and neutral look is suitable for a range of indoor and outdoor uses.
Its stainless steel frame extends into elegant, rounded legs, combined with a tempered colored glass tabletop. Available in a range of models and color schemes.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The conscious designs of Studio Lotte de Raadt are creating awareness on water issues. Ceramics has been used for water storage for centuries. Cooling occurs by natural evaporation through the pores of the ceramics material.
At the base of this collection you’ll find a duo of geometrical shapes, inspired by the architectural shapes and uses of various water towers across Europe.
Studio Daphna Laurens is the collaboration of Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders. Both designers graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven where they are based today. They founded Studio Daphna Laurens in 2008 with the aspiration to combine industrial design, applied art and fine art. Together they give shape to ideas, objects, products and concepts creating characteristic products and objects with sophisticated combinations of shapes, materials and colours.
“This series of jewelry, is a celebration of the intriguing moiré effect. By moving or rotating the black front layer, the pattern interferes with the background pattern. Rings or dots seem to appear and to move, making this into an almost hypnotic effect. This jewelry invites you to play and become fascinated by the moiré principle.”
Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007 designer Job Martens gives shape to his world in a handcrafted manner. He has developed himself as a product designer on one hand, and a creative craftsman in metal and construction on the other hand. These two aspects make Job Martens a versitale and innovative designer.
Seasons is a translation of a board which stayed over fifty years to rains and wind; time frozen in cast-iron. The objects with deep grooves and rounded shapes seems to be just found in the unimpaired nature that surrounds Studio Fabien Barrero+Carsenat. Aesthetic is found in the imperfection created by the forces of nature. Combining the heavy-weight, solid metal and the matte black color provides a stately effect. As a table center-piece, painted with pure hot bee wax and placed on a walnut wood ring, the time becomes exhibited in these ever existing pieces.