A search for the role of the craftsman in the modern time. Through wood, metal and ceramics is looking for a place for the skills in the here and now. This is also a claim made on the sensory and physical.
Map No. 89
Accessible for disabled, Toilets, Dogs allowed, WiFi, Kidsproof
|Sat||21 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sun||22 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Mon||23 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Tue||24 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Wed||25 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Thu||26 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Fri||27 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sat||28 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sun||29 Oct||10:00 - 18:00|
Exhibition design: Atelier van Middendorp
Texts: Atelier van Middendorp
Photography: Ingemar Jorijn Mulder
Organized by Atelier van Middendorp
Robert van Middendorp (1987) puts great value on experiencing the entire process of creation himself. “This is what is required of me as a great designer, to get the hang of it, design doesn’t only come from the head, but from the hands as well”. Robert completed internships at various masters of different disciplines in order to expand his skill set and to hone his craft. He continues to sharpen the knowledge he accumulated during this period, as well as striving to always learn new crafts to stay ahead of the industry. However, his dedication to mastering age old crafts, created a body of work that has a clear link to tradition. The various techniques he uses often comingle and cross borders and disciplines which creates a fusion of creation.
Robert’s work embodies a search for the aura of the maker. Robert often delves into previously unexplored areas of design where he drinks in the knowledge he acquires to implement innovatively in his own work. This passion for new knowledge and the blending of different disciplines results in a refined sense of materiality and technique. The sheer time and artisanal research that Robert pours into a project always ensures a product where the physical and the spiritual meet. Despite the vast amount of disciplines and techniques Robert implements in his work, his entire body of work remains grounded in a search for timelessness. The search for timelessness lends a certain uniformity to his body of work. The search for timelessness in architecture, interior, and design is a search for a form of sustainability that transcends the concept.