Dutch Invertuals show 'Body Language' moves to Paris
Going against the renewed modernist obsession with function, curator Wendy Plomp asked designers to get inspired by a nearing age, where tactile forms are stripped from content and meaning as a result of the complete virtualization of our world. In this not-so-distant future the quest of designers is to construct new esthetics and to find new relations between shape and function, through adopting the freed and orphaned forms. This leads to experimentation in the communication between the new codes and human senses. As tasks are performed in a virtual, physically non-existent space, all we are left on earth is our own body - hence the title of the show.
Many of the projects introduced analysed materials and turned traditional designing methods upside down. With Shaping Colour, German Ermiès took colour as a starting point and moving force behind his objects, elevating it from its secondary, decorative, finishing position.
Experimentation of colour and light is also in the centre of Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly’s project. 101.86° is an object made of a special material that possesses crystalline qualities resulting in spectacular interplay of colours.
Other designers were concerned with questions of shape rather than material. When designing a lamp, Daphna Laurens played on the idea of orphan forms. Inutile fills the abandoned window wiper form with new function.
The rest of the collection also leaves a lasting impression on the senses and guarantees a unique visitor experience for the visitors of Gallery Joseph between June 1 and 7 in Paris. For those who don’t have the chance to pay a personal visit, Dutch Invertuals recently launched a dedicated website where all the projects are introduced in detail and can be browsed any time.
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