as a bridge building initiative between the netherlands and the arab world, NE+AR invites studio mieke meijer and olivier van herpt to exhibit at dubai design week 2017. it pits the work of the two forward-thinking designers together into one encompassing installation. exemplified by the pair’s creativeness and open-mindedness, design was seen as the best method to create cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary relationships between the regions. since its conception in 2012, the program has continually progressed towards its main goal of establishing a sustainable connection between dutch design and that of the arab communities.


van herpt’s 3D printing of ceramics takes center stage
image courtesy of NE+AR

 

 

the NE+AR exhibition at dubai design week 2017 displays key designs, as well as processes, by studio mieke meijer and olivier van herpt. as a minimalist yet versatile furniture design, meijer’s ‘materialism’ tables explore elements of modularity and customization of materials. offering flexibility through materials also, van herpt’s contribution showcases his now renowned ‘3D ceramics printer’ and its creations in all textures, shapes and sizes. the final piece on show is meijer’s ‘airframe’ wardrobe, which composes traditional materials to create a beautiful and functional configuration.


the installation aims to connect like-minded creatives from the netherlands and the arab regions
image courtesy of NE+AR

 

 

the NE+AR exhibition is on display at dubai design week 2017 from 14th to 17th november 2017, as well as at the saudi design week and dutch design week 2017.


the works display dutch design’s infusion of aesthetics and advanced manufacturing processes
image courtesy of NE+AR

 


the exhibition will be shown at saudi design week and dutch design week 2017, as well as dubai design week 2017
image courtesy of NE+AR

 


studio mieke meijer’s ‘materialism’ tables enable users to exchange counters for differently textures and colors

 


the furniture series also explores modularity

 


olivier van herpt’s 3D printed ceramics vary in shape, textures and sizes

 


the ‘3D ceramics printer’ in work

 


meijer’s ‘airframe’ wardrobe is composed of lightweight materials

 


the design is enriched with intricate details

  • Wow. Some of those large 3D shapes are compelling. Beautiful.

    Jim

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