‘ivory’ exhibition to open during gallery weekend berlin

 

Hosted by design gallery hvíla editions, the ‘IVORY’ show invites twelve local and international makers to present limited edition pieces, each with its own creation story. Gallery founder Anita Hansen curated the collection to celebrate ancient crafting techniques envisioned with a contemporary and artistic sensibility. She notes: ‘The aim is to put ancient skills and knowledge into valuable contexts that may encourage future generations to carry their cultural importance forward.’

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‘Way Home’ light object, a 6-meter long tube made of mulberry paper and wicker by oh-licht

image © Setbyol Oh

 

 

The IVORY exhibition takes place during Gallery Weekend Berlin — from April 29 to May 1, 2022 — and is part of the Berlin Design Week 2022 program. hvíla editions (see more here) has no fixed location; new collections and exclusive collaborative editions are showcased through pop-up exhibitions in different locations. For this show, Hansen chose to partner with notre gôut Konzeptgalerie

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‘coco rug’ & ‘rubber rug’ by Nomad | ‘nebule’ lamp (front) with recycled telephone wire by hettler.tüllmann

image © hvíla editions

 

 

exploring tradition, cultural origins, and cooperation

 

The exhibition opens a discourse around ivory as a metaphor and its projection onto contemporary design practice. In newfound contexts, the limited edition pieces reveal their narratives and invite viewers to consider each object’s cultural origins, the global exchange of ideas, skills, raw materials, and the potential for interdisciplinary cooperation.

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‘paravent’ handwoven textile screen made of wool and false banana fibres by hettler.tüllmann

image © Christina Raue

 

 

The selection of works includes home accessories, kitchenware and furniture pieces, fashion items, and jewelry, with most of them made especially for the exhibition. Each object has been created through a hands-on approach that determines the object’s final form. In addition, short films, photos, and interviews document the production process, culture, and mastery of each creator, 

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‘ash bowl’ turned and hand carved by Robert George

image © Robert George

 

 

 

the designers on show are:

 

Hana KarimSlovenia | hettler.tüllmann (Katja Hettler and Jula Tüllmann), Germany + USA | MapicoUkraine | nojin (Ngoc-Hien Nguyen)Germany | Nomad (Jutta Werner), Germany | oh-licht (Setbyol Oh), Germany | Riccardo Masini Scultura, Italy | Rita in Palma (Ann-Kathrin Carstensen & The Crochet Queens), Germany | Robert George, UK | Sasson RaifailovUSA | Steven Haulenbeek, USA | Veronika Beckh, Germany. 

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‘intingo v#11’ glass vase by Veronika Beckh

image © Peter Hübbe

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armchair and pouf by Mapico, traditional Ukrainian hand weaving with local sheep wool

image © Mapico

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‘form I, form II, form III …’ ceramic works by Hana Karim Studio

image © Hana Karim

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foldable ‘makramé daybed’ by hettler.tüllmann, handknotted by Desirée Bühler from bohazel

image © Christina Raue

 

 

 

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arborist and wood artist Robert George in his studio | image © Gavin Wallace
arborist and wood artist Robert George in his studio | image © Gavin Wallace
Steven Haulenbeek in his studio in chicago | image © Steven Haulenbeek
Steven Haulenbeek in his studio in chicago | image © Steven Haulenbeek
'candy wrapper rug' by Nomad with virgin wool (80%) + candy paper (20%) | image © hvíla editions
'candy wrapper rug' by Nomad with virgin wool (80%) + candy paper (20%) | image © hvíla editions
vase with nuka glaze by Sasson Rafailov, hand-built using clay + marble dust | image © Sasson Rafailov
vase with nuka glaze by Sasson Rafailov, hand-built using clay + marble dust | image © Sasson Rafailov

project info:

 

name: IVORY 

program: pop-up art and design exhibition 

curator: hvíla editions
location: notre gôut Konzeptgalerie Berlin, Germany 

program: 29.04-22.05.2022 | 1-5pm, with vernissage on 30.04.2022 | 6-9pm

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom