This year Collaboration O celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. What is a better way to do this than with cakes?!
10 Years ago the first steps were taken into a, back then, completely empty building. Over this period in time many designers have delivered a valuable contribution, several flew out and others entered. This series of events made it possible for Collaboration O to still be standing strong.
An exhibition has been composed to honor this special moment. Alongside cake the latest work of the 11 designers, architects and artists can be seen. The diversity of designs brings together many branches within the creative industry: from autonomous art to consultancy within companies.
We would love to see you during Dutch Design Week 2018 to celebrate this milestone with us.
Congratulation(s) O, on to then next 10!
Providing objects with duty free happiness.
The projects of Steven Banken are based on a research in origin and characteristics from different materials. This research is visible in his project Tannic Acid, a project about the natural transition between red iron oxide and tannic acid.
His approach results in a clear design with an eye for innovation, construction and finish. The projects are designed and produced in his studio: from the first sketch to the final product.
Steven Banken is fascinated by the material wood, craftsmanship and its
history. His great appreciation for industrial and artisanal techniques is
visible in construction and detail.
Corradino Garofalo is a designer currently living and working in the Netherlands. With a background in industrial design, his practice focuses on the relationship between individual and society, with particular interest in exploring the role artifacts play in characterizing human relations and interactions within social groups.
Enrichers shows its inter/active furniture collection at Section-C in the hall of Collaboration-O. With this exhibition, you will get an overview of the original designs to make you move more and have the ability to experience them yourself. Try the Macaron moving cushion and get into a flow with the Bambata water bench. Get to know what it feels like to walk on water with the Floatile water floor and try out the movements of the Moonraker hip chair.
We will also launch the latest Originals series. This series is based on the earliest prototypes. For example the bowl chair: "Buoy - Rough Weld" that can also be scouted in the city on top of a DDW-cab.
In his project “Romancing the Stone” Bart Joachim laminated a series of chipboard objects with satellite pictures found on Google Earth. Images selected to look like exclusive stone. The dried up river beds of a Libyan desert transform into veins of a marble slab.
By imitating the already imitated van Uden re-imagines or self-deceit and invites us to embrace the potential of the material.
His project can be seen as part of his endless search for romance in or highly industrialized processes.
In an attempt to create a timeless fairytale out of chipboard and pictures found on the internet Bart Joachim used the language of a renaissance palazzo.
A studio for design objects, interiors and installations, specialized in aesthetic mechanisms and clockworks. Aiming to create moments of reflection
through objects and spaces made with an eye for detail and quality.
Kim is a self-taught artisan and an educated designer. Her work is influenced by a constant research of the world around her, developing projects which open narrative for a new interpertation of daily objects and subjects.
WooJai Lee is Korean - New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
He likes to work with different materials, experimenting and exploring their hidden potentials.
He works in both constructional and sculptural ways, mixing the qualities of the two to create unique style of works.
They are highly influenced by his interest in materials, craftsmanship, drawing and sculptures.
Tom Frencken gets his inspiration from everything that surrounds him. All ideas and impressions are translated into his furniture, drawings, jewelry, accessories, and lightning. Great love for his profession and the magic of the world around him are clearly visible in Toms work.
Averse to trends Tom is not to be stopped by the unknown. He creates his own surprising world and dares to be different. Tom prefers not to design with the computer, all products and projects are hand made in his studio to keep a finger on the quality and details. It also allows him to customize products from his standard collections. Tom makes balanced and robust designs in which comfort, quality and durability are very important.
Tom likes working with other designers, labels and producers and get to something new by sharing each other's visions and solutions. The collaboration with Job Martens ( JOBSPROPS ) leaded to the JOBTOM collection that was launched in 2012. Tom and Job share a studio in a monumental building in the city of Eindhoven. In this studio they produce their own works and collections, their JOBTOM collection as well as joint projects.
Joan Vellvé Rafecas is a creative practitioner born in Barcelona (1987) currently living in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Trained in technical engineering (BA), product design (BA) and Social Design (MA) his practice encompasses a wide range of disciplines; from product design, critical design, design theory, organisation design and strategy design consultancy. Joan is currently working from his Eindhoven studio in Sectie C as a entrepreneur for commissions within the Netherlands and abroad. He is part of Stordes a strategy design agency and Fictional Collective a design practitioners collective.
Floor Frings, founder and owner of Mato graduated cum laude from TU Eindhoven (MA Architecture) and received an Archiprix nomination for her graduation project Resensing Space. After her studies, she worked for several years at Open Architecture Office (OAO), became a member of Collaboration O and was a guest lecturer at both Design Academy Eindhoven and Hochschule Bochum.
In her work, Frings puts emphasis on the physical and the material aspects of a space. She perceives the architect as a maker – not just as a thinker – and is fascinated by the ways in which architecture is defined by its embodied experience. Materiality occupies an important role within her design process, for she believes materials determine the atmosphere, and is therefore often investigated on a scale of 1:1. Since the relationship to the body is so important within Frings’ design process, her oeuvre can be regarded a collection of physical events instead of mere designed spaces.