Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'GATHERING - From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process' at Design Museum Holon

from top: No.3 Bench by Floris Wubben, 2011 / Aleksandra Gaca's Slumber Pouf by Casalis, 2011 [photo: Frederique Vercruysse] /   Zieharsofika by Meika Harde, 2012

Amazingly, in my many travels to Israel, I have yet to visit Design Museum Holon. Too many in-laws to visit, I suppose. A new exhibit opening Thursday will surely draw me there next time around, though, come hell or high water. You hear that, in-laws?

GATHERING - From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process by trend-forecaster and curator Lidewij Edelkoort will explore today's craft movement as a backlash to virtualization and a boring, global mass market. The designers on show apply new technologies and techniques to everything from pleating, quilting and needlework to knitting, felting and even baking to completely transform crafting traditions.

Bernotat & Co Gros Foulard
Gros Foulard by Bernotat & Co, 2012, from the Chair Wear collection [photo: Marleen Sleeuwits]

Miss Maple by Elisa Strozyk
Miss Maple by Elisa Strozyk, 2010 [photo: Studio BEEN]

General Dynamic by Julian Mayor
General Dynamic by Julian Mayor, 2004

Toga Chair by Reut Rosenberg
Toga Chair by Reut Rosenberg, 2012 [photo: Dadi Elias]

Layer Chair by Jorrit Taekema
Layer Chair by Jorrit Taekema, 2011

Hockerbank by Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz for Kkaarrlls
Hockerbank by Yvonne Fehling & Jennie Peiz for Kkaarrlls, 2010 [ photo: Frederik Busch]

Vincent No.2 by Alberto Biagetti
Vincent No.2 by Alberto Biagetti, 2013 [photo: Jonathan Frantini, Courtesy of Galerie Italienne, Paris]

Installed in the museum's lower gallery, Gathering will also feature a world-first survey of 132 5. Issey Miyake, a collection by the Japanese designer melding fashion and mathematics. Miyake conceived the project, which employs 3D pop-up methods, in August 2010 in close collaboration with Reality Lab textile engineer Manabu Kikuchi, computer scientist Jun Mitani and pattern engineer Sachiko Yamamoto. Together, the team created mathematical algorithms that were converted into 3D models before taking shape as origami-like garments. The collection continues to live on in new iterations each season.

132 5. Issey Miyake
132 5. Issey Miyake 
132 5. Issey Miyake
132 5. Issey Miyake collection [photos: Hiroshi Iwasaki]

Gathering will run through October 25th at Design Museum Holon, so you have plenty of time to make your travel plans.

 [all photos via Design Museum Holon]


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