FUTURE MORE COLLECTIVE PRESENTS “FUTURE MYTHOLOGIES”
Myth (from the Greek mythos μῦθος): a story where happenings are described. The subject of the myth is often visualized trough extraordinary characters such as gods, animals, strange personalities or heroes who have inhuman powers. Those characters take a central role in these stories which have always been used as navigators for questions concerning past and its future.
As designers we use stories all the time, we basically create our own mythologies when we work on concepts. What will be the outcome, if we reflect on ancient myths and translate there norms and values into future myths connected to our profession? Do we need to questions our role as designers towards the society and move along with new technologies and social happenings?
For the upcoming Dutch Design Week, we challenge our participants to visualize a language based upon their believes and vision based on the topic. By making the project understandable to others supported by form, material and color. Serving as character in their future mythologie.
Products designed by Nick Beens will make your space feel more playful and is giving ambience to in-outdoor spaces.
With a visual approach, sighted for functionality and finding composition he consistently is creating impact within.
Celebrating industrial material techniques that lead to more possibilities for future appliances is what he likes to communicate with use of strong visualizations and using various on/offline platforms.
Wether it’s wind or daylight, natural motion formed by the elements often serves as a starting or inspiration source in Jasper’s clear, graphical and atmospheric approach. He aims to find the know / un-known essence in everyday products and their surroundings. This results in an interdisciplinary working method leading a research for new approaches to shape and function.
Jasper translates his concepts into product, installations and spatial design projects. Where he plays with his idea to rethink processes in there sophisticated matter by reshaping them into a visual language of meaningful, functional yet poetic objects.
Fascinated by aesthetics and human imagination, Simone Smelt combines dark and endless imaginative concepts with minimal aesthetics.
She often creates a visual poetic concept, followed up by playing with materials and colors to unveil the richness of the concept.
Simone focusses on dynamic and transformable objects, to create a sustainable solution to boredom; dynamic design can be an ever surprising journey.
Inspired by architecture, technology, the way things are constructed, work and move, form the basis in Milou's technical and functional way of working. She is focusing on innovation and smart solutions, shifting from industrial product design into a more conceptual design approach.
Her products are shaped with a clear function combined with simplistic aesthetics.
Led by his instinct and the behaviour of people Edwin shapes his ideas into understandable projects, ranging from home-accessories to architectural innovations.
He characterizes the simplicity by involving the industry from the start, and use it’s limits as an advantage.
As an conceptual product and graphic designer, Mirl is driven by interaction and uses her skills to create a positive mindset change.
With her optimistic, poetic and interactive design approach, she is eager to transform societal challenges into new and playful opportunities.
Analogue techniques form the starting point in her process to find the right atmosphere and evoke a certain wonder about an object or space.
Designs from Hedwich, are based on well composed structures that evolve into greater forms. People are the central focus in her designs, creating a second skin by the use of intimacy.
Sculpturing a new reality, to question different kinds of illusions.
Driven by his fascination for materials and processes, Freek creates work that leads to new insights in function and shape. His hands-on and analytical approach, give Freek the freedom to extend the limits of the known, and give unexpected turns to everyday appliances.
His work varies from daily-use products to spatial and architectural designs.