As founder, curator and art director of Dutch Invertuals, Wendy Plomp invited Raw Color to join as guest curators, alongside Daphna Laurens who created the exhibition design.
Together, they take the viewer on an inspiring journey into the foundations of the design process. By doing so, they shed a new light on Dutch Invertuals and the various designers it has worked with over the past nine years.
45 Invertuals reveal more than 800 objects that normally remain hidden in the archives of their studios. They offer a glimpse into their private collections, resulting in a distinct reflection of their personal identities. Sharing these inspirational artifacts allows the visitors to experience various views on form, material, and beauty.
For this exhibition, the designers take their personal collections and identities as a starting point to create a container that manifests their ‘Fundamentals’. These individually made products offer comprehensive insights into their various design practices, reflecting diverse personal visions. Since the origin of mankind, containers have been used as basic tools with a common typology to store and transport objects or materials.
Altogether, the exhibition creates a portrait of a generation of young and established designers that have shaped the collective of Dutch Invertuals.
Alissa + Nienke, Arnout Meijer, Bram Vanderbeke, Carlo Lorenzetti, Carolina Wilcke, Commonplace Studio, Daniel de Bruin, Daphna Laurens, De IntuÃ¯tiefabriek, Dienke Dekker, Earnest Studio, EDHV, Hongjie Yang, Jeroen Wand, Jetske Visser & Michiel Martens, Jo Meesters, Juliette Warmenhoven, Kirstie van Noort, Léa Baert, Laura Lynn Jansen, Max Lipsey, Michael Schoner, Mila Chorbadzhieva & Adriaan de Man, Milou Voorwinden, Nel Verbeke, Niels Heymans & Emilie Pallard, Nina van Bart, Odd Matter, Officina Corpuscoli, Olivia de Gouveia, OS ∆ OOS, Paul Heijnen Studio, Raw Color, Scheublin & Lindeman, Sigve Knutson, Studio Mieke Meijer, Studio Sabine Marcelis, Studio Truly Truly, Thomas Ballouhey, Thomas Vailly, Tijmen Smeulders, Tijs Gilde, Victoria Ledig, Wendy Andreu, Xandra Van Der Eijk
NS Loods / studio Edhv
Map No. 90
Toilets, Open after 18.00 hours
|Sat||21 Oct||12:00 - 18:00|
|Sun||22 Oct||12:00 - 18:00|
|Mon||23 Oct||10:30 - 20:00|
|Tue||24 Oct||10:30 - 20:00|
|Wed||25 Oct||10:30 - 20:00|
|Thu||26 Oct||10:30 - 20:00|
|Fri||27 Oct||10:30 - 20:00|
|Sat||28 Oct||12:00 - 18:00|
|Sun||29 Oct||12:00 - 18:00|
Curator: Wendy Plomp | Guestcurated by Raw Color
Exhibition design: Daphna Laurens
Texts: Frederik Deschuytter
Photography: Raw Color
Sponsors: Leeuwerik Plaatmateriaal en Cultuur Eindhoven
Organized by Dutch Invertuals
How it started
Dutch Invertuals was founded by chance in 2009 during its first show in Milan. An invitation to exhibit Dutch design at a venue in the centre of Milan is what set off a string of group shows mainly in Milan and Eindhoven.
All designers are being carefully selected based on vision, experiment, passion and good work mentality. All works are especially created for each show, which is what makes Dutch Invertuals unique.
Every show has an underlying theme that is being formulated during the meetings and dialogues that lead up to it. Debating things that are happening around us, things we see on the news and things that inspire us. Eventually boiling all of this down into an outline of relevance for the upcoming show.
All shows are carefully put together in a collective effort. This means we build everything ourselves. The group also shares knowledge, gives feedback, critique and advice on individual works during every meeting. This stimulates the maturing of concepts and enhances its outcome.