Be it eye-catching lights made from bamboo or hand woven sisal pillows, the designers of Ay illuminate always work with what they find in nature and cultures around the world. In close cooperation with artisans in Asia and Africa they explore the natural materials and traditional skills at hand. This results in contemporary, organically shaped designs, created by local techniques in natural materials. Ay illuminate's objects celebrate the unique beauty of traditional handicrafts around the globe.
MAMA goes on holiday. Concrete Blossom and Damage Playground are taking over. Read the full.
A photo series featuring a vibrant wave of Dutch designers working in different modes from thinking in series, not recurring collections, to producing small, on demand and avoiding stockpiling. And thereby not being bound by simply one thing and finding themselves on the crossroads of art, fashion, material research, and other explorations and collaborations. Featuring Christa van der Meer, Camiel Fortgens, AnoukxVera, Hellen van Rees, Anouk van de Sande, Jason Page, textiles from Benin and articles of worn clothing from Damage Playground's Customer Archive. See full online: swing-time.tumblr.com Photography by Dana-Romina Art Direction by Furtado Melville Featuring artists Katinka van Gorkum & Janne van de Weijer
This pop-in expo shows 'What's The Point?', a project by Fang-Jui Chang and curated by Damage Playground which aims to reconsider how human behaviour affects our society and environment. Running from 4 to 9 April 2017, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam Part of weekly changing presentations in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut. A controversial new design, sensational research, work by an emerging talent or a new acquisition for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning are given a place in the spotlight. Free admission.