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 projectsvisualizinghow talents can be relocated and how design can take up anactiverole 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