dinsdag 19 mei 2015

Designday Maastricht

This Saturday I visited Designday in Maastricht which was a pretty long drive but totally worth it! It was the 10th edition of this design event including young and/or new designers that are very approachable to talk to about their brand & products. A lot of designers were new for me so it was great to talk to some of them and hear about the story behind their designs. I would like to share with you some of my favourites!

Pou-Belle Design stands for innovating products made from disposable materials. This vase is still a prototype and is made out of concrete and recycled (and now powder coated) PET bottles found on the street! Who knew waste could look this good?!

"Wanderlust", a design created by students of Fontys, an academy for creative industries. A piece of art that you can share with your friends and take with you on your journeys and trips to make you feel at home wherever you are!

A very strong presentation by V3RS, an Eindhoven based design duo committed to hightech craft and innovative design. The "Shades Pendant" is a dimmable pedant lamp where the transparency of the 3D printed material creates a colour gradient.

Ikruitfabriek: Ingrid Kruit designed an impressive collection of lamps made with different kinds of wood, built up layer by layer. Especially for Designday, Ingrid made a new design inspired by an old miners lamp from Limburg.

The Belgian Studio Sergeant, consisting of three young designers, stands for honesty, functionality & happiness. The playful "Jeanne" stools are made of oak and climbing rope. The "Daniel" table is a design inspired by quasicrystals. You can create a big table by combining smaller tables with each other. I love the colours!

This big and impressive industrial "Wecklamp" is a design by Chris Ruhe, a traditionally trained joiner. It comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes so every design is a unique piece. 

Francoise Oostwegel
 shows a collection of graphic & modern lamps. Designing the "Lamp Zuid" collection, Francoise was inspired by the Limburg province in the South of The Netherlands. For the wood she selected a Limburg style type of oak wood because of the beautiful wood grain and the fact that oak trees grow in her hometown. I love the combination with copper!

These organic shaped side tables are designed and made by It's Latta. The patterns and combination of wood with ceramics were very surprising!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

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