'400 years later   cite goes dutch' exhibition '400 years later   cite goes dutch' exhibition
jun 17, 2009

'400 years later cite goes dutch' exhibition

‘400 years later – cite goes dutch’ exhibition presented a variety of objects including furniture, homewares, carpets and jewelry by 23 emerging dutch designers, 6 manufacturers and 1 photographer. hosted by showroom CITE, curated by jan habraken and alissia melka-teichroew in collaboration with wabnitz editions ltd and josée lepage, the exhibition aimed to draw an outline of the contemporary design coming out of the netherlands– from cities to landscape. the show was an off site exhibit held during the ICFF new york 09.

bookkast/ tree canibet by lotte van laatum image © designboom http://www.lottevanlaatum.nl

bookkast/ tree canibet by lotte van laatum image © designboom detail of the bookkast/ tree canibet by lotte van laatum

yoga chairs by lucas maassen image © designboom http://www.lucasmaassen.com

yoga chairs by lucas maassen image © designboom

yoga chairs by lucas maassen

lucas maassen image © designboom

‘message in a box’ cardboard carpet by wendy plomp image © designboom http://www.wnd.nu ‘message in a box’ cardboard carpet by wendy plomp image © designboom

‘message in a box’ cardboard carpet by wendy plomp

solar birdhouse by studio oooms image © designboom http://www.oooms.nl

solar birdhouse by studio oooms image © designboom

solar birdhouse by studio oooms

softy lamps by laurens van wieringen image © designboom http://www.laurensvanwieringen.nl

softy lamps by laurens van wieringen

laurens van wieringen image © designboom

bird house shovel by jan habraken http://www.janhabraken.com image © designboom bird house shovel by jan habraken

jan habraken image © designboom

joint jewelry by alissia melka-teichroew image © designboom http://www.byamt.com

joint jewelry by alissia melka-teichroew image © designboom

‘unsustainable’ sugar crystal necklace by greetje van helmond, prototypes image © designboom http://www.greetjevanhelmond.com making of ‘unsustainable’ sugar crystal necklace by greetje van helmond detail making of ‘unsustainable’ sugar crystal necklace by greetje van helmond image © designboom

pique by studio glithero image © designboom http://www.studioglithero.com http://artecnicainc.com detail of pique by studio glithero image © designboom

‘plastic’ stool by alexander pelikan wood, plastic image © designboom http://www.pelidesign.com

‘plastic’ stool by alexander pelikan wood, plastic image © designboom

‘plastic’ stool by alexander pelikan

bottle soap by studio jan habraken image © designboom http://www.janhabraken.com

gun bags by mirjam van der lubbe image © designboom http://www.ons-adres.nl http://www.kikkerland.com bibu bench by mirjam van der lubbe & niels van eijk image © designboom http://www.ons-adres.nl http://www.van-esch.com

bibu bench by mirjam van der lubbe & niels van eijk image © designboom

  • hihi haha dutch design.
    pff to me after the jokes wear off, the design is rather dull and unatractive…am I the only one that thinks so?
    the tricks demonstrated above :
    -1 and 1 is a new product
    -make something in a material that is not meant for that function and it will get its own character
    -and make something in the shape of something else that has something to do with the subject..
    so this has been the contribution of duch design to the world of design?
    come on designers
    this is 2009, not 1999 when these tricks were the hot topic applied..we want new shapes and forms..products…functions ..when were you last amazed when you saw a product..amazed and not just had to chuckle..

    B

    B says:
  • the yoga chairs and the sugar crystal necklace made me smile 🙂

    Nadja www.smil.biz says:
  • the yoga chairs made me laugh:) i’m not sure how you use the wooden or the marble one, though. Sure, you can perk on them… but is that it? the bird house with the solar panels is fun, too. My personal favoutite – bookkast. Simple, stylish, timeless. Good job:)

    anna.l says:

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