In 1992 Esther Stasse graduates from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work seems firmly rooted in the Dutch geometrical tradition, based on a few elementary forms: the cylinder, the oval, the rectangular and rectangular beams. Moreover, there are no bold colours and no decoration to distract from the basic geometry.
Stasse’s work is essentially formal. Trained as a ceramicist, her teachers were Jan van der Vaart and Geert Lap, function is not her first goal. Most of her objects can be used as vases, but form and composition are her main interest. Stasse chooses to limit expression to a minimum. In 2010 she resolutely limited herself exclusively to the rectangular block, wondering how to make a rectangle interesting.
After pouring a block (mould casting) she starts to build transforming it into an interesting architectural vase, a piece of modernistic micro-architecture. Stasse plays with rhythm and movement by elongating tubes in pairs or by repeating the same form twice or more, searching for the perfect composition, this results in serene and monumental objects.
Inspired by the minimalistic principles including reuse, organisation and reduction, the work of Britte Koolen embraces our universal desire to create order out of chaos.
Precision is key. Precision can sometimes be arrived intuitively: imperfections that show up while working can be deleted. But likewise exaggerated to become formal elements in their own right.
The objects are best discovered not by analytical contemplation, but by walking around them, seeing them from all angles and experiencing them as they are and as you are in space.
Lightcomposer by Tijn van Orsouw. Inspired by the aesthetic properties and light transmission of Colback, a sheet material, Tijn created his Lightcomposer. His experiments with folding and laminating resulted in this beautiful, folded, and adjustable window screen.
Monthly we ask contemporary artists to curate a gallery wall at OODE.
This month we asked Tessa de Rijk to show her work next to works of other artist and/or orphaned art. Visit the gallery to see the result of this curated selection.
Now at OODE the photography of Maarten Copper, called Arctic Textures. About this series of photography:
The temperature in the Arctic region is rising at twice the speed as the global average. The decrease in snow and sea ice exposes a darker surface. Where the traditional white polar landscape reflects most of the solar energy, the exposed darker surface increases the amount of solar energy absorbed in these areas. This is called the albedo effect. The significant regional warming of the surface again leads to continued melting of glaciers and the ice cap and the loss of sea ice.
Climate effects are simultaneous with other influences such as pollution, fishing, changes in land use, population increases, and changes in culture and economy. All these influences combined can amplify the impact on the health and well-being of both humans and ecosystems. Frequently the overall effect is greater than the sum of the individual factors, as we see for example in the case of pollutants, increased ultraviolet radiation and warmer climate. Which effects are most important and how they interact will depend on local factors in each individual region of the Arctic.
Arno Hoogland is an Amsterdam based product and interior designer. He combines modern production techniques with traditional crafts. Through experimentation with movement, light, form and texture his work explores human behavior within spaces and towards objects. His work provokes sensory interaction to make people aware of their habits, while renewing their attention to their surroundings.
At OODE we have a selection of furniture and wooden wall elements that show these experiments in texture, graphic patterns and woodcraft with an modern production machine. Below an impression of the works at OODE.
We are proud to exhibit a selection of ‘ orphaned’ textile pieces by Ella Koopman at OODE. Ella Koopman (Dordrecht, 1947) studied painting and sculpture at the Art Academy of Rotterdam and at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. In the course of time her work grows from figurative-naturalistic to abstraction.
In the mid-1980s she started experimenting with non-stretched pieces of linen, which were embossed by folding, pleating and stitching. She had exhibitions at the West Fries Museum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.Jean Claude de Catelbajac, Louis Feraud and the Dutch fashion designers Frank Govers, Frans Molenaar and Mart Visser and shoe designer Jan Jansen worked together with her.
Her work is rough, optical and very surprising in texture and colours.
The ceramic IONIC vase and bowl by Mae Engelgeer for Cor Unum ceramics. Mae Engelgeer’s work embraces subtle color palettes, patterns, and linear elements. Complex compositions merge with perfection to establish harmony.
The obese Thonet chair by Bat Labat made its way to OODE. Bat Labat is a young French designer who graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018. His work is in the cross section of graphic, product, and conceptual design. For his graduation, he crafted – both virtual and physical – a series of chairs based on Thonet chairs.
OODE provided a selection of orphaned art for Consious Hotel Museum Square in Amsterdam.
From the 21th of March 2019 OODE will show recent paintings of Amsterdam based artist Pieter de Bruyn Kops. You are welcome at the opening on the 21th between 18:00-20:30 or visit the gallery after to see his newest works.
At OODE we exhibit a series of Indian ink paintings by artist Tessa de Rijk. Which shapes are withdrawn from nature and an absolute curiosity to the old Japanese zen gardens. They are all painted without any hesitation, just as thorough as nature itself.
They are seemingly easy, yet this is the result of a complex research, mastering the perfect line and shape that captures nature’s solitude. Their designs are counter shapes with rhythmic layers and dynamic patterns.
Tessa de Rijk designed her own brush with different sizes length and thickness bristles to create these specific strokes. She creates her own organic paint. All together they represent nowadays society and are the perfect addition for every home because of their humble and timeless design.
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.
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.
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.