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Post Fossil - excavating 21st century creation
27 January 2011 -  30 April 2011
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Design Museum Holon announces its fourth exhibition POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation, a dynamic new design exhibition curated by internationally renowned trend-forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.

The exhibition was curated by Lidewij Edelkoort for 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo, Japan, in Spring 2010 and has been redesigned and expanded for Design Museum Holon in Israel.

POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation will present the work of more than 60 contemporary designers from around the world, illustrating how the design of the future can be inspired by the archaic aesthetics, organic materials and poetic techniques of the past.

The exhibition includes works from innovative designers such as Pieke Bergmans (the Netherlands), Nacho Carbonell (Spain), Arik Levy (Israel), Tomás Libertiny (Slovakia), Peter Marigold (United Kingdom), Tanja Saeter (Norway) and Studio Job (the Netherlands) and Boaz Cohen (Israel). New additions to the exhibition include works by upcoming designers Shir Atar, Raphael Navot, Reddish Studio and Raw Edges (Israel) amongst others.

Galit Gaon, chief curator of Design Museum Holon says, "Edelkoort has assembled a selection of future fossils, based on the understanding that one of the best ways to study design is through the analysis of archaeological relics. In contrast to the common perception of future design as technological and interactive, "Post Fossil" enables us to examine the future by gazing back to the past and to re-experience the primal encounter between man, matter and basic forms."

"We invited 'Post Fossil' to showcase at Design Museum Holon to fulfil our goal of providing exciting and engaging design experiences to our visitors, representing innovations and current issues in design and culture. We hope that in the spirit of 'slow food' and 'slow parenting,' visitors will walk through the exhibition at a slower pace, allowing their senses to awaken, while encountering unfamiliar forms and structures and allowing themselves to feel compassion for the environment."


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