Keeping us informed on the happenings from Dutch Design Week 2013, here's part 2 of Annalisa Rosso's highlights from the week.
If you missed it, be sure to check out Annalisa's Highlights from DDW: Part 1!
#4) Van Abbemuseum
Conceived as a dialogue between the Design Academy and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, this exhibition is the perfect progression from the Design Academy's graduation show. With the same title, Self Unself, I felt and appreciated the original ripeness of these works which, despite being by 23 well known artists and designers, was clearly selected for their connection with the theme and not for their popularity.
#5) Sectie C
Here at, Sectie C, you become a child again, immersed in a giant labyrinth of designers' studios (often suspended), showing almost everything you can imagine (as well as all sorts of things you can't). Among this happy chaos my favourite pieces were the small cocoon chairs recently realized by Nacho Carbonell ("I'm thinking on tiny projects because of him", he said smiling while his new-born baby captured the attention of everyone in the studio), and his new research into light and the ways it interacts with rough materials. I was also completely enchanted by Niels Hoebers' new animations, which were displayed alongside his motion cabinets.
All and all, a great week. I can't wait for next year already!
Annalisa Rosso is a freelance journalist and independent curator, working as correspondent from Italy on contemporary art and design.
* All images are courtesy of Annalisa.