Our porcelain stools are part of the exhibition Gathering at the Holon design museum in Israel. In the Gathering exhibition, Lidewij Edelkoort, 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. These designers use three-­dimensional craftsmanship, which reinvigorates design, lending body and beauty to archetypical chairs or giving form and volume to lighting structures.

Edelkoort explains the show’s context: “We are an unstitched society suffering from a lasting socio-economic crisis that has made us ferociously protective and egocentric. It is time for mending and gathering, thus restoring the fabric of society: picking up the pieces and bringing them together in a patchwork of possibilities; a quilt of substance, able to absorb shock and fear”

Displayed in the museum’s lower gallery, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection is revolutionary in its application of pop-up methodologies and ecological awareness as well as its efforts to sustain Japanese artisanal knowledge.

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.”

Gathering – From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process      

July 03 –   October 25, 2014

Alberto Biagetti / 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 / Martín Azúa / Meike Harde / Mika Barr / 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