HOW&WOW Linen – Dutch Design Week 2020

Dutch Design Week 2020! We look back on a special online edition. Crafts Council Nederland presented HOW&WOW Linen. Check out the entire exhibition via the links below.

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This two-piece production contains a journey through Dutch agriculture showing the course from flax till linen and its exceptional versatile use. Its mysteries hidden in almost forgotten knowledge, revolts back in inevitable ways. HOW starts with the delicate blue flower and will introduce you to ancient techniques among which are rippling, winnowing, retting, scutching and heckling combs. WOW shows an experimental search by designers and artisans encountering tradition and new perspectives. Emphasising flax, linen and linseed oil’s potential relevance. Coming together in a highly aesthetic, but foremost essential group exhibition. Featured this Dutch Design Week 2020, bringing light at the dusk of 2020.

Participants: Pauline Esparon, Maaike Gottschal, Eva Klee, Agne Kucerenkaite, Christien Meindertsma, Anita Michaluszko, Ruben van der Scheer, Saar Scheerlings, Studio Plastique, Lee Sun, the linen project stewards, Babs van den Thillart, Weefnetwerk, Mark de Weijer en Anna Wetzel. Met medewerking van Karlijn Bokhorst and Heleen Lorijn.

HOW&WOW Linen is made possible by: Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Bankgiro Loterij Fonds, Provincie Gelderland and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Photography: Sjoerd Knibbeler. Exhibition design: Studio Jeroen van Veluw. Video: Theodoor Adriaans. Text: Laila Bakker. Translation: Melanie Bomans. Graphic design: Daniël Maarleveld. Website: van Leeuwen & van Leeuwen.

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