Press Release DDW
9 oktober – In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 350,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, DDW organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities. Also this time the Drivers have a place at the main location Klokgebouw Eindhoven. In the catalyst programme Driving Dutch Design (DDD), ABN AMRO, Beroepsorganisatie Nederlandse Ontwerpers (BNO) and the Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) help passionate designers to take the next step in their creative entrepreneurship. After ten intensive months, the designers will present themselves with an exhibition, pitch event and publication during Dutch Design Week 2019 – the annual design event.
During his debut at Dutch Design Week 2019, Verbaan presents his first serie X4. In a contemporary and innovative way Verbaan explores the boundaries between art and design and approaches functionality in an inventive, imaginative way. The series offers several options to make the furniture more sculpturally interesting, without losing sight of functionality. In a playful way you create the balance at every moment in every room. In addition to its sleek simple forms, it also shows an eye for detail when it comes to craftsmanship.
One of these twenty design studios is Jordi Verbaan. Verbaan is an artist who makes furniture. Besides his background as a conceptual artist, he is also an educated artisanal woodworker. His interior objects or also artistic sculptures, balancing between design, architecture and art. Verbaan research the interaction of objects from our daily lives, but also the relationship with art. With simple graphic forms, they create movement that are constantly in balance. In contrast with simplicity, these forms have a strong emphasis on the craft of woodworking. The objects are a research into timeless forms and question the purpose of function and materials in spatial environment. They are for sale and you can find them in domestic atmospheres or they are shown in the form of a presentation or exhibition.
Driving Dutch Design
Dutch Design Week 20219, 19 – 27 October Klokgebouw, Eindhoven. For tickets go to www.ddw.nl
You are cordially invited to ‘THE DRIVER Pitch Event’ during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Thursday 24 October 2018, 09h15 – 13h00, ABN AMRO CIRCL-E, Hall 2, Klokgebouw Eindhoven