During the Dutch Design Week of 2017, Atelier Mats and Studio Anne Ligtenberg open their studio again. They invite the visitor to come along through their design philosophy by means of their work made since previous DDW.

Anne and Mats are fascinated by how much we humans take for granted and how special something normal becomes when you look at it differently. This idea is what drives them as designers, because they strongly believe much can be gained in this way and by doing so they can make a significant contribution.

An example is the project Sensotoop in which Anne and Mats stimulate the enthusiasm of children for technology by using the mobile phone. With the phone technology becomes accessible and they let the children experience how amazing that little device actually is.

In healthcare people strive to make the patient’s life as normal as possible, while healthy persons can adept much easier. Anne and Mats try to improve the experience of patients by moving the normal towards them.

These projects and more will be presented in their overview exhibition in their studio on Sectie-C. They take the visitor through the process of their work and how these projects land in the real world, projects in which they work with assumptions that they place in a new perspective.

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Sectie-C: Hall 06
Daalakkersweg 6-18
5641JA Eindhoven

Map No. 101

East Area

Open after 18.00 hours

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 21:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 21:00


Curator: Studio Anne Ligtenberg
Exhibition design: Studio Anne Ligtenberg
Graphic: Atelier Mats
Texts: Atelier Mats

Organized by Atelier Mats + Studio Anne Ligtenberg

Atelier Mats and Studio Anne Ligtenberg work together for some years now. They stand out by their human approach in their projects. Both designers have their own interests and ways of looking. Mats works on projects in which he investigates how the technology around us affects us humans. Anne has a strong interest in social themes. They work on different topics, but human beings and their experience is always the core of their projects.

Soft Data plays a big part in their design research. Soft Data is information that is difficult to measure but says a lot about human experiences. Anne and Mats use their design philosophy in projects with healthcare institutions, education, architecture firms and government.

Email: info@ateliermats.nl
Website: http://www.ateliermats.nl
Telephone: +31629036142