Yksi Connect connects designers with the industry, provides inspiration, gives directions and resolves issues. Leonne Cuppen was among the founding fathers of the Dutch Design Week and the Designhuis (House of Design) in Eindhoven. She curates, designs and realizes exhibitions that can be seen in other places in the world, from Beijing to Barcelona and from Moscow to Madrid.
The exhibition 'Clean Revolution, design for a better world'is curated by Yksi Connect, in collaboration with Studio Mixtura, Studio Volle Kracht and Walter van Hulst. In a challenging and imaginative way, the exhibition brings together the current themes of environment, sustainability, smart materials, well-being, health, safety, technology and creativity.
In 2015, Yksi Connect introduced the exhibition “Vert le Nord! Un panorama du design durable des Pays-Bas” in Paris during the international climate conference, COP21, which took place in Paris at the end of 2015. This exhibition has received a complete update especially for the Global Action Climate Summit that took place last September in San Francisco.
Handbags made from the stomach of a cow and leather made from palm leaves. Trendy sneakers with a sole of recycled gum, and jeans that can be leased.About 40 designers from the Netherlands will present interesting and innovative products, projects and concepts that contribute to a circular economy.
The exhibition “Clean Revolution” shows intriguing examples of designers from the Netherlands who take up the challenge to minimize the use of non-renewable resources, create sustainable products, and reduce the amount of waste, when possible to zero. One example is closing the cycle by transforming trash into new products. They do this with the typical characteristics of Dutch Design: minimalistic, experimental, innovative, unconventional, and with a sense of humor.
Designer Map Renes has her eye on the future and finds it time to change the fashion production of a linear economy to a fashion product tailored to the circular economy.
With examples of fish skin, beautiful in texture and surprisingly strong, NYVIDD is looking for cooperation with designers and industry to explore and develop possible applications of this natural product.
www.nienkehoogvliet.nl / www.visleer.nl / www.mapsz.nl
www.fairf.nl / www.favelapainting.com
Brandjes, he founded Bough Bikes in 2012, the first company to manufacture wooden
bikes in series. The oak wood comes from sustainably managed forests in France. The other
materials are as sustainable as possible too, and the business premises are energy-neutral.
Bough Bikes works together with social workplaces wherever possible. The company also was the first to launch a wood e-bike with paddle assist, the E-Bough.
www.loopalife.com / www.iterfskip.nl
www.solaroad.nl / www.coast2coastev.org