In order to turn the farm, formerly used for agricultural production, into place for cultural experimentation and collaboration, Willem van Doorn would like to invite other designers and artists to work with him on the farm and make new things inspired by the available free space and tools.
During the Dutch Design Week, together with different experts and designers, he is building in nine days, a guesthouse on the VDMA site in Eindhoven. Each two days of the DDW a different aspect of the building is addressed; the structure, its interior, the installations and the furnishing of the interior. Afterwards the guesthouse will be moved to the farm in De Kwakel.
The guesthouse, a freestanding hotelroom, will be built with readily available materials that are present on the farm and in the Polder surrounding the farm. Through the use of ordinary building materials t the flower industry, the guesthouse becomes specific to the place and at the same time finds a new expression through a collective effort and Willem van Doorns’ particular way of working.