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Post Fossil
Excavating 21st Century Creation
January 27 -   April 30, 2011
Exhibition

Time has come for extreme change.
Society is ready to break away from last century
for good.
To break with creative conventions,
theoretic rules and stigmas that now are questioned,
challenged and broken.
To break with a materialistic mentality replacing
it with the crafted materialisation of modest
earth-bound and recomposed matter.

In the aftermath of the worst financial crisis
in decades, a period of glamorous and streamlined
design for design's sake comes to an end.
A new generation of designers retrace their roots,
refine their earth and research their history,
sometimes going back to the beginning of time.

In this process, they form and formulate design around
natural and sustainable materials, favoring timber,
hide, pulp, fibre, earth and fire.
Like contemporary cavemen, they reinvent shelter,
redesign tools and manmade machines, and
conceptualize archaic rituals for a more modest,
content and contained lifestyle.
Like a Fred Flintstone of the future.

Lidewij Edelkoort | Exhibition Director

Logo 21_21

A touring exhibition from 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT

 

Recanati  Mondriaan Foundation  Orange Line     
Curators

Lidewij Edelkoort


http://www.trendunion.com

Designers

Boaz Cohen & Sayaka Yamamoto, Julia Lohmann, Niels Van Eijk, Peter Marigold, Max Lamb, Nacho Carbonell, Pieke Bergmans, Maarten Baas, Raw Edges (Shay Alkalay & Yael Mer), Arik Levy, Studio Job, Studio Libertiny, Kiki Van Eijk, Tal Gur, Yuval Shaul, Studio Reddish and more

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Designers Biographies
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O - Z


Works from the exhibition,
Video and more info:
- "Post Fossil" Preview by Li Edelkoort 
- Interview with Kiki van Eijk


Exhibition Catalogue

Post Fossil
Lower Gallery
 
 
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