Internationally renowned trend-forecaster and curator Li Edelkoort returned to Design Museum Holon with the new exhibition Gathering.
Disdain for a boring global market coupled with a fear of the virtualisation of society has inspired designers to create work that is linked to the humanisation of the making process and the contextualisation of a more responsible lifestyle. Craft has therefore become one of the major movements of our time and can be understood as the repetition of skills that belong to our common past, exuding a sense of belonging and continuity.
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.
With participants: Alberto Biagetti / Judith van den Boom / Aleksandra Gaca / Annika Frye / Apparatu / Ariel Zuckerman / Arik Levy / Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen / Ayala Serfaty / Bernotat&Co (Anke Bernotat & Jan Jacob Borstlap) / Bertjan Pot / Boomwehmeyer / Chak, For Innermost / Charlotte Kingsnorth / Christien Meindertsma / Christina Liljenberg Halstrom / Constance Guisset / Dirk Vander Kooij / Ditte Hammerstrom / Dror Benshetrit / D-Vision / Elisa Strozyk / Erez Nevi Pana / Farg /Farg & Blanche / Floris Wubben / Form us with love / Fredrik Farg and Emma Marga / Blanche / Fredrikson Stallard / Fuchs-Funke / Henriette w. Leth / Hermann August Weizenegger / Inga Sempé / Issey Miyake / Itay Ohaly / Jonathan Cohen and Neta Mashiah / Jorrit Taekema / Julian Mayor / Katharina Merl & Christina Lobermeyer / Kiki Van Eijk / Lanzavecchia + Wai / Louise Campbell / Maarten Schenkeveld / Marcel Wanders / Martín Azúa / Meike Harde / Mika Barr / Moorhead & Moorhead / Morten Voss / Nendo / Nicolas Le Moigne / Nir Meiri / Patricia Urquiola / Pepe Heykoop / Rami Tareef / Reut Rosenberg / Richard Hutten / Ronan Et Erwan Bouroullec / Rotem Agmon / Russell Pinch / Sofie Brunner / Studio Hu.Be / Studio Vayehi / Studio Voortman & Girod / Tal Gur / Tejo Remy / Tina Becker / Tokujin Yoshioka / Tord Boontje / Vadim Kibardin / Vivianne Kollevris / Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay (Raw Edges Design Studio) / Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz