At OODE we have a new collection of textured works made by Tessa de Rijk. Shapes that are withdrawn from nature and that are derived from an absolute curiosity to the old Japanese zen gardens. After her paintings that were made with brushes that she made herself, she started to work with textures, using clay in her painting. The shapes are created 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.
The work of Tessa de Rijk that was made for OODE is now featured in the Arifort catalogue 2019. Styling and shoot by Kamer 465. Picture by Inga powilleit.
A selection of paintings of Laura de Wilde are now on exhibition at OODE. Her paintings are usually made with acrylics, ink, metal powders and pencil. The heavy linen is stretched on a wooden and aluminium framework. Her work is minimal, with often strong contrasts and layers. The use of the metal powders next to black create an interesting balance between roughness, refinement, texture and reflection.
At OODE we had a photoshoot of MOKKO AMSTERDAM, beautiful Japanese inspired minimalistic furniture by Aad Bos. More info www.mokkoamsterdam.com
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.
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.
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.
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!
Since 2010 Nina Sajet opened her Ceramic studio in Amsterdam – this is where she creates art objects, jewelry and everyday objects. In these pieces she capture the beauty of the unseen ordinary. Most of the time a new collection starts from an intuitive image or dream.The Leafspoon serie is one of Nina’s first projects in which she captures the beauty of nature in its most unadulterated form. She was inspired by authentic porcelain, where nature plays an important role in the decoration. By experimenting how natural forms could take a life on its own as functional objects, Nina found out that the leaf could serve perfectly as a bowl and the peduncle as a handle.
When making the molds for the spoon, nature is literally copied. All sorts of cabbage types form the basis for the molds. Liquid plaster is cast around the different cabbage leaves. Once hardened porcelain is poured into the molds. After the baking the different components are melted together with drops of porcelain. The connections are highlighted by gold accents. Each spoon is unique by its endless combinations and its manual way of connecting.
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The newest product of rENs, called Reddish- was developed together with Cor Unum. They developed a collection of ceramics, coloured by placing them into a liquid red pigment- wich is absorbed by the material. The result is a collection of ceramic vases and plates, dyed organnicaly by time, but with human intervention to influence the final outcome….
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