Visitors to the design fair will receive the Connecting the Dots Magazine that is available at all of the Dutch presentations in London and informs the reader about Dutch Design.
The group presentation in Tent London shows the diversity that the Netherlands has to offer. For instance, there is the CMYK lamp that shines different colours from separate corners, a visually and conceptually strong design by Dennis Parren; the Bamboo Windsor Chair which recently won Bo Reudler the TIFF Award in Bangkok, and the latest project of Imme van der Haak, who has just graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. Jólan van der Wiel got off to a flying start with his Gravity Stool, in which epoxy mixed with metal particles is ‘pulled’ into capricious shapes by a powerful magnet. These are just a few examples of the established and new work that Connecting the Dots is presenting in Tent London from:
Tiago Sá da Costa
Imme van der Haak
The Cottage Industry
Rik ten Velden
Jólan van der Wiel
The magazine follows an independent editorial policy to present Dutch design culture on the basis of descriptions and opinions. Experts from abroad are also invited to talk about Dutch design, such as Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, or the article by Hannah Jones and Anette Lundebye on Socially Responsive Design. There is also an interview with Droog Design and Items magazine, and Ineke Hans has written a column too. Furthermore, the magazine provides a survey of all the Dutch designers presented during the London Design Festival in the British capital, including a handy map of London indicating the locations of all the presentations.
Friday evening 21 September the project Beyond the Body of Imme van Haak comes alive. In a short live dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the body and the silk become one, the movement brings the fabric to life. Doors open 18.00, curtain at 19:00. Choreography: Alexandra Green.
Dancers: Agnese Lanza and Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou.
Dutch brewer Gulpener will be inviting all the guests for a drink.
In conjunction with the Dutch Embassy in London, a network drinks session will be organised for the design industry represented there in the embassy building at Hyde Park Gate on Thursday 20 September.
Connecting the Dots London 2012 is commissioned by Agentschap NL, a part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.
Connecting the Dots is held in Tent London, next to the entrance of SuperBrands: Shop 25 @ Tent London, Old Truman Brewery (street level) Hanbury Street 25, Londen E1 6QR.
For more information about London Design Festival visit www.londondesignfestival.com
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