From a holistic approach, Justine Kontou creates healthy interior concepts and spatial experiences to improve the well-being of people. By creating a natural environment with art and mindful design, senses are stimulated to bring people in their natural strength: a state in which the body functions in perfect harmony both physically and mentally.
FOOD + DESIGN + EXPO
a food design experience by THE EATELIER & PIPPENS
an exhibition curated by JUSTINE KONTOU
at ART EXPERIENCE by KRL
After the huge success of last year’s design dinners, What will we eat in 2050?, food design studio THE EATELIER and chef PIPPENS are teaming up once again this year during Dutch Design Week. This time, they are experimenting with happiness, and how to cultivate it through food.
Surrounding the food experience is the exhibition 28 grams of happiness, curated by JUSTINE KONTOU. This joyful, sensorial exhibition, experiments with colours, shapes and materials to create an environment that also brings people in a positive state of mind. It will present how art and design can provoke a sense of wonder, luck, content and/ or gratefulness. Bringing the total experience to a complete journey through the pursuit of happiness.
Justine’s goal is to create a sensorial experience, that brings visitors into the “present moment”: a place where a person can nurture her/himself and share an exceptional experience with others.
A combination of circular, organic and geometric shapes in bright, cheerful and light colours have been carefully selected. For example, work by design studio RIVE ROSHAN, who are known for their deep interest in colour, texture and materiality; STUDIO ROOS MEERMAN will show a multi sensorial installation with soft, tactile textures, which visitors can explore; and studio ENRICHERS, known for their experiences based on neuroscience, will enrich the exhibition with tools to stimulate movement and interaction. ALISSA + NIENKE show their unique interpretation of surface design: creating materials that build intriguing and enriched spaces for those who live or work in them.
Participating designers and studios:
Alissa+Nienke | Arnout Meijer | Angela Willemsen | David Derksen | Enrichers | Mae Engelgeer for cc-tapis | Rick Tegelaar for Moooi | Rive Roshan | Roos Meerman & Tom Kortbeek | Steven Banken | Wave & Particle
Floral styling by bloomon.
Make sure you also experience one of the eye opening, educational, exciting, and sensorial lunch or dinner experiences.
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Research found out the Macaron moving cushion made people who travel by train 40% happier (tested in trains with Dutch Railways NS).
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The colouring on the glass sweeps around the centre of the table top, leaving a multi-coloured trail as if time was caught in bright hues that settle on the glass.
Mirabilia Wallcovering en Volume 01,02,03 both arise from their pop-up pattern method, triggering curiosity and interaction. A flat surface transforms into an interesting volume, with new characteristics and functions with little to no waste material in the production process.
These glass objects are inspired by the formal language of laboratory glassware, that is a direct result of the making process.
Keeping the playfulness of the Memphis movement in mind and experimenting with shape and color was the start of the BLISS collection for cc-tapis. Mixing elements like pattern and form with different production techniques giving life to the rugs. Using high quality materials like Himalayan wool with pure silk makes some parts literally glow. I refers to it as “jewellery” for your space. Available via Co van der Horst.
Wave & Particle is founded by Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly.
Colour of the day is a serie of light objects where the light is always partially obscured, refracted or otherwise manipulated by optical layers and transparent sheets.