Photo by Mark Janssen
DURAN//VANDERPOORT PRESENT ‘HOW IT’S MADE, AND WHY IT’S SO FUCKING EXPENSIVE’
Sometimes people wonder why designer products are ‘so expensive’. But not everybody realizes that in order to get to a good product, the designer often took a long, time consuming , and sometimes expensive path before arriving at the final product. Think about materials costs, various experiments, prototyping etc.
This exhibition at the renowned Dek22 gallery space in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will highlight the works of fifteen artists and designers, with a heavy focus on the process they went through. By showing the steps from initial idea to final product, the public will not only gain an insight in the artistic process behind the design, but it will also come to appreciate the poetic side of this process. Learning about the failures, the dead ends, and the u-turns which preceded most successful designs, will add depth and value to the works on view.
The designers we present hail from various disciplines, from fashion design to product design and from photography to jewelry design. Participating designers include: Nina Sajet, Joost Janszen, Juliette Warmenhoven, Mariko Ferrier, Lara Knutson, Marianne van Ooij, Martine Kwakernaak ea. For a full list please see: www.duranvanderpoort.nl.
A shop will be open during the exhibition, where the works of the represented artists are for sale. These works are often hand-crafted by the designers and are one-offs or limited editions. Most of the exhibited works are available for sale as well.
Exhibition Roodkapje MiniShop
DURAN//VANDERPOORT PRESENT ENLIGHTENMENT
‘Sapere Aude’ (E. Kant, philosopher); Have the courage to use your own reason. We observed and criticized… and now what?
The time of the Intuition has come. There is a sense for pureness. Designers take themselves as a starting point and dare to look from their own eyes again.
The effect is new shapes and a pure form of thinking.
ENLIGHTENMENT is an intuitive exhibition and shop of designers that take the lead in this new era, because a new era has started, What a relieve!