The exhibition held in the Schellens Fabriek, an old textile factory that has been re-appropriated into a space for design and cultural events, showcased a diverse body of work that demonstrates how materials can lead the creative process.
designers appropriating inappropriate materials
Schellens Fabriek, Bleekweg poort C, Eindhoven, NL
Dutch Design Week, October 23–31, 2010—12:00-19:00 daily
Saturday 23 October, 2010—19:00 Opening
Saturday 30 October, 2010—19:00 Food event and closing
Appropriate Material is a collective exhibition of work that demonstrates how materials can lead the creative process. In each project, designers develop the materials beyond their original purpose, evolving them with the use of the product.
From October 23–31, furniture, garments and photographs will be exhibited in the main hall of the Schellens Fabriek. All are welcome at an opening event on the evening of the 23rd, and a special food tasting event—Pre-served—and closing party on the 30th.
Elke van den Berg
naturally false Whatels, Els Woldhek
Naturally False is an exploration of copper plating and veneer, two materials normally found as surface finishes, used for their decorative value. Here they come together, creating structure and support with thin sticks bound together by the growth of the copper.