Design Academy Eindhoven graduates have come together to present a collection of everything but the end product. Driven to bring the importance of craftsmanship back by revealing insight into the designer’s design process, an area that is often unseen by the public. The intention of the show was to demonstrate the different stages undertaken to create the final outcome.
Designs on show at the exhibition demonstrate an array of experimental material investigations. From 3D printed curiously shaped objects to the deconstruction of concrete.
We particularly loved Adrianus Kundert’s collection Transssaddles which examines the ageing process of a products lifespan. Rather than designing to prevent ageing, Adrianus deliberately applies fragile finishes to encourage visitors to reveal the hidden cracks beneath the surface.
A bold explosion of colour, materiality and tactility designed to engage wider debate around the process of making, giving rise to new and unexpected developments.
Image Credit Ronald Smits