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EXPLORE & ACT - INEKEHANS DDW2018

INEKE HANS: EXPLORE & ACT

All week in Veem | Floor 3 by INEKE HANS
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EXPLORE & ACTIneke Hans at Dutch Design Week 2018

At the end of 2015 Dutch designer Ineke Hans moved (back) to London to set up the LONDON SALONS next to her work as a practicing designer.

Aware of a rapid changing reality for furniture design with changing production, promotion and selling methods, a surplus of furniture in a society where people move to smaller houses and offices and a society on the edge of consuming less, she wanted to focus on 'future scenarios for furniture design' and consequently'the changing role of the designer'.

In six intimate round table meetings in East London studios and six public stage-conversations at venues like the V&A Museum and with a pool of involved moderators, she addressed furniture-related-topics in talks that brought together participants from all over the design scene: designers, manufacturers, retailers, curators, thinkers, writers.

By the end of 2017 the outcomes of these conversations found their way into a pamphlet with 12 mottos for (furniture) design and designers to act upon and to drive design forward in the future. 

During Dutch Design Week 2018 these 12 mottos will be related to projects visualizing how talents can be relocated and how design can take up an active role in the changes that our society currently meets.

On show are projects that relate to Ineke’s recent developments, some of designers that participated in her Salons. Next to it also some projects of students of the University of the Arts in Berlin where she was appointed professor ‘Design & Social Context’ in October 2017.

for more information:www.inekehans.com/salonwww.design.udk-berlin.de/projektgruppe/prof-ineke-hans

STUDIO|INEKEHANS

Ineke Hans (NL) set up her studio in the Netherlands in 1998 after studying Product Design in the Netherlands and graduating with an MA in Furniture Design from the Royal College of Art in London.In 2015 Ineke moved back to the UK to set up studio-salon: design studio & research salon. From London she works with her studio in Holland on design projects for leading international design manufacturers and with the salon she explores 'the future of furniture design' and 'the changing position of the designer'.

STUDIO | INEKEHANS designs industrial furniture and products as well as handmade items produced in smaller batches. Next to that they work on exhibitions and architectural commissions and explore new design strategies. Ineke started off by initiating furniture and product collections herself, still sold via INEKEHANS | COLLECTION today. Her early work centered around pictograms and archetypes, but it has evolved in many ways; investigating the psychological roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction between people, objects and space.

Ineke is valued for her down-to-earth and simultaneously hybrid design approach with a focus on detail, function and clarity, and attention for the vernacular. All work is based on the interest to design and define projects fitting to new ways of living, new materials and appropriate production methods of our time. Old and brand new production methods are used in intelligent, unconventional ways. Crafts, industrial methods, and digital production are equally important: 'We have to cherish all skills. Designers can use them to make products by challenging the old techniques, just as they have to stretch the limits of a modern laser cutter and recent open source methods.' Innovative materials and production techniques and thinking about future human values and habits have become most important triggers for new work and make it multi layered, playful and social. Seen as one of the leading Dutch designers, Ineke's portfolio contains work for for daring and caring international manufactures like Arco, Cappelini, Iittala, Lensvelt, Magis, Offecct, Royal Ahrend, RoyalVKB and clients such as: Cooper Hewitt Museum (NY), Royal Dutch Forestguard, Shorefast Foundation (CA) and Dutch governmental organisations.

Garlic Crusher, Smallroom, the A380 chair and other iconic works have won prestigious international design awards. Her projects for Fogo Island in Canada were highly praised worldwide and her work is globally purchased by museums and collectors. 

Ineke is regularly involved in international talks and debates on design. In 2014/15 she was Guest Professor Produkt Design in Kassel (Germany) and in October 2017 she was appointed as professor Design and Social Context at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

www.inekehans.com| www.inekehans.com/collection| www.inekehans.com/salon

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