For Autumn/ Winter 2018/ 2019 Lidewij Edelkoort delivered a tight, compact presentation called ‘Portraits’. She feels this focused vision reflects the current mood in the world; uncertainty of what to expect, no horizon and no depth. Craftscurator feels seeds for a hopeful future can be found if you take a very close look at things. Edelkoort’s active wear presentation did exactly that: it zoomed in on materials, highlighting particles. Craftscurator hand picked the best examples of handmade and sustainable material developments for home and interior for the next seasons.
Bacteria - fuzzy patterns, flock texture, microscopic patterns as seen in dotted fabrics by Kvadrat Raf Simons and Rohi, and dense felted wool by 13 rugs
Semen - spongy textures, spherical shapes, dizzying patterns as seen in upholstery fabrics from Kvadrat by Maharam, and translucent curtains by Nya Nordiska
Moss - velvety textures, compressed material as seen in small furniture by Black Cork
Algae - shiny surfaces, rubbery finishes and wavy patterns as seen in fabric by Aleksandra Gaca for Casalis
Pollen - layers, loops, stitches, and quilting as seen in a rug by Hella Jongerius for Kvadrat
Mushroom - rhythmic patterns, pleats and layers as seen in the pressed ceramics of Floris Wubben, and layered linoleum by Daphna Laurens for Baars & Bloemhoff
Lava - ashes, solified liquid rock and effect glazes as seen in ceramics by Arhoj, a lamp from Sabine Marcelis for Baars & Bloemhoff, and cotton based plaster by Buro Belen in collaboration with Rubia Natural Colours, Riga Verffabriek and Cottonmix
Sponge - airy knits and blown up shapes as seen in the spongy bowl by Studio Furthermore
Agate - layered and energetic, marbled and patterned as seen in marbled glass by Glass Italia and natural marble used by Ctrlzak
Pistils - curvy and spherical shapes, fringes as seen in ceramics vases by Matteo Cibic, and a fringy rug by Salem van der Swaagh
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