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Looking back: Meet the Master ‘Coiling’

Last November, Crafts Council Nederland worked together with Esmé Hofman to organize a master class as part of the “Meet the Master” series. The master class was held at the Fries Museum. Coiling is known to be one of the widest spread crafts in history. It has been used with a variety of materials like […]

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DDW Talk – Craft & New Materials

Op zaterdag 26 oktober 2019 organiseerden Crafts Council Nederland, Ma-tt-er, DSM, Disegno en Dutch Design Week de DDW Talk: Craft & New Materials.
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Forbo

Forbo collaborates with young and established designers and well-known design brands. Forbo regularly initiates collaborations with international design academies in which students are challenged...
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Merlijne Marell

Merlijne Marell believes in fairy tales and works in her studio on shaping her own mythology. This takes shape bit by bit in fabulous...
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Nikkie Wester

Nikkie Wester is a concept designer with a great passion for textiles and develops concepts, textiles for interiors and textile products.
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Erik van Schaften

Erik van Schaften tells a new story new about the infamous giant hogweed and transforms the invasive plant into a series of new material...
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The Linen Project

It seems strange that an art academy would deal with agriculture and an Agricultural University with fashion. Even so, this is the case. Together...
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Studio ZwartFrame

ZwartFrame develops new production processes and finds unconventional applications for materials.
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Zuiderzeemuseum x Simón Ballen Botero x Bianca Koevoets

Simón Ballen and Bianca Koevoets collaborate with brush maker Klaas Spel on new forms for brush making techniques.
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Yoon Shun

Yoon Shun reveals the relationship between ‘senses’ and ‘images’ according to the properties and forms of materials.
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Willemiek van Kuijlenborg

Trained as a fashion designer, Willemiek van Kuijlenborg does not dress people, but lampshades. Techniques such as pattern making remain the same.
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Weixiao Shen

Designer Weixiao Shen captures and reveals ignored and hidden fragments in her work. Wrap Away is based on her research of the Japanese Temari...
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Szu-Yi Wang

Szu-Yi Wang is a spatial artist, papercraft maker and interior architect and involves social-cultural issues in her work.
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Sofie Leenen

Sofie Leenen focuses on materiality in relation to the origin of crafts and production techniques.
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Simón Ballen Botero

Colombian designer Simón Ballen Botero collaborated with the gold mining town Marmato in Colombia, to explore the complex relationship between the local community and...
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Sho Ota

Designer Sho Ota highlights the quality of the wood grain; which character is often neutralised in industrial processing.
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Seungbin Yang

Instead of wood, designer Seungbin Yang applies the very costly and rare Ott-chil lacquer technique from Korea to a different base: paper.
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Saar Scheerlings

A series of watercolour collages, sculptures and a throne are among the most recent props for a new, fictional culture that Scheerlings designs.
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Ruben van der Scheer

Ruben van der Scheer works with wood; he was trained as a traditional furniture maker, but in recent years has started working more autonomously.
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Renate Vos

The work of Renate Vos is recognisable by the unusual combination of materials.
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Raphia

Raphia develops shoes and loves natural materials.
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Nynke Koster

The work of Nynke Koster balances on the border between design and autonomous art. Her work is about memories and space that she casts...
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Moe Kim

Textile designer Moe Kim uses an array of hand weaving techniques combined with low tech materials within her refined and unique weaves.
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Marjolein Grotenhuis

As a designer Marjolein Grotenhuis uses colour not s a detail but as the essence of her work. The aim of her collection is...
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Marieke van de Ven

Marieke van de Ven’s work is characterized by material processes with a focus on research in various crafts such as print, embroidery and basketry.