Material Values

At Dutch Design Week

Jan 06, 2014 by Irene Vermeulen

Dutch designers are paying special attention to material innovation and production processes. At the exhibition Monnikenwerk, in the beautiful renovated church that is the workspace of Atelier NL, a group of designers showed their approach to material sourcing, material development and material recycling. Curated and displayed in a library setting by designers Lonny van Ryswyck and Nadine Sterk of Atelier NL, work was shown by Tjeerd Veenhoven, Tom van Soest, Eric Klarenbeek, and Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters.

Atelier NL | Tjeerd Veenhoven | Tom van Soest | Eric Klarenbeek |Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters |

natural materials + potato starch = biolaminates
Huis Veendam by Tjeerd Veenhoven
Sourcing local sand > transforming to glass
Experiments by Atelier NL
Studying process of decorated ceramics
by studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
Recycling construction waste for new applications
Stone Cycle by Tom van Soest
3D printed mycelium
Eric Klarenbeek is growing a chair
Feeding the fungi
Eric Klarenbeek's lab