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CHARLOTTE KINGSNORTH

FUTURE GATHERING

Design Museum Holon

 - FUTURE GATHERING  From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process

July 03 / October 25, 2014

The first prototype for Felt Up chair has been chosen for the Future Gathering exhibition in the Design museum Holon, Tel Aviv.

Curated by internationally renowned trend-forecaster and curator Li Edelkoort.

"In this exhibition, Edelkoort, renowned for her visionary eye, brings together contemporary design themes that reflect traditional domestic crafts in an attempt to remain connected to authenticity: pleating, draping, layering, ribboning, smocking, wrapping, folding, needleworking, felting, knitting, quilting and baking. However, the designers in GATHERING apply new technologies and techniques to completely transform their actions. Their interventions celebrate the possibilities that lie in front of us, ever more creative than in the recent past. These designers use three-­dimensional craftsmanship, which reinvigorates design, lending body and beauty to archetypical chairs or giving form and volume to lighting structures."

Galit Gaon, Chief Curator of Design Museum Holon, comments: “GATHERING reinstitutes the economic, environmental, and social responsibilities of artisans and designers. Within this gesture, curators Li Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano expertly expand the current discourse about our future, examining the movement of contemporary design, its processing methods and the ways in which materials are used to create the new. As a museum for the 21st century, we strive to present a broad and fascinating gaze into design, spanning research processes, creative objects and theoretical issues.” 

http://www.dmh.org.il/exhibition/exhibition.aspx?pid=32&catId=-1