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Ella Elisabeth | Playground Collaborators

Ella Elisabeth explores with her works the borders of photography. Ella separates facets in order to create serenity. A serenity that offers interaction between the spectator and the work. She recently explored photographic applications by means of clothing as a series for Damage Playground playing with the body as sculpture, intertwinement, paper matter, and garment pieces by Hellen van Rees. These works which for now mostly exists in the tangible world might never see the digital light.

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Sophie Holterman | Playground Collaborators

"What I want is to design wearable products or pieces of art that are not linked to a particular collection for a particular season of a particular year. I design, make and sell them as long as you want me to. No surpluses, no unfair labor – only joy." Sophie Holterman now is also part of the Playground. The impeccable designed and comfortable Circle Sweater in Yves blue is worn on the image by Sophie. Order online or try on in Amsterdam 

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Ay illuminate | Playground Collaborators

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.

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Swing Time - visual diary V

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: Photography by Dana-Romina Art Direction by Furtado Melville Featuring artists Katinka van Gorkum & Janne van de Weijer

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