Last week I visited the launch of the new Surface collection by Sergio Herman for Serax in Belgium, more about that later this week. Before catching the train back to the Netherlands we just had enough time to visit Graanmarkt 13 where I found this elegant taper candles by Ester & Erik I had been looking for an original candle dipping system for ages and was so happy to finally find it at Graanmarkt 13. Candles by Danish factory Ester & Erik are sold in exclusive interior-design shops and at the most renowned florists all over the world and I think they look really good at my home
Visiting Sectie C during Dutch Design week I also walked into the creative space of Collaboration O, an Eindhoven based collective of 14 Designers that work as a team , supporting one another while following their own individual paths. Corradino Garofalo is a designer with a background in industrial design, his practice focuses on creating analogies between material behaviour and the behaviour of the individual within society. His fascination for film, photography, video projections and video installations has led him to a multidisciplinary approach towards design. I was impressed by his work exhibited in the creative space Collaboration O.
String Instalation by Crioll design studio Crioll design studio made an installation using the String Shelfing system at sectie C. I really loved the paintings on the wall in combination with a selection of furniture and accessories you will find in their design boutique, located in Eindhoven they sell a curated selection of contemporary design objects for your home and office.
Fran Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. Since the 1970s, writer Fran Lebowitz has been one of New York City’s most important social critics. In 2010, HBO aired ‘Public Speaking’, a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary in which Lebowitz opines with characteristic trenchancy on everything from the touristification of Times Square to the concept of fame to her dislike of digital clocks. At Sectie C I discovered the work of Roel Geboers who has been making four posters to capture the insight of Fran Lebowitz her opinions after seeing the Martin Scorsese documentary. The poster showing the 2 candidates running for president of the US and Fran's opinion made me smile. "I never have loved her more. Everyone has to love her now! Because she’s what stands between us and Donald Trump as the president of the United States" Have a look at Roel's work at Gorillasalad
This weekend I visited Eindhoven for Dutch Design week, as the press centre is located at Strijp S my day started in the press room with coffee and picking up my map. This year I decided to go and see Sectie C first, as it is an area in the outskirts of town and quite far away I never got to go see it. I really think one day only at Dutch Design week is way to short as there are so many things to see.
Being an early starter I was happy to have one of the DDW cars provided by Volvo all for myself and took off to Sectie C, a vibrant area with studios, workshops, gardens, podiums, exhibitions and labs. If you love the Lambrata area during Milan designweek you will also love this area with a tight community of doers and thinkers where unexpected collisions trigger a spark that stimulates new creations. I went to see the exhibition by Nacho Carbonell who has been assembling a personal universe of surreal objects for the past decade, earlier this year 4 metal rugs made in collaboration with Nodus were seen at Rossana Orlandi.