-Expo Between No-Longer and Not-Yet
Control, precision, perfection. They play an essential role in many designs. We seem driven to get grip on our worlds. Yet not everything is comprehensible. According to mother and daughter Jet and Pieke Bergmans, most pure forms of beauty do not come from control, but rather from an interaction between what occurs and what is set in motion. To be surprised by all things unpredictable.
-Expo New Melancholy
Modern design meets traditional craftmanship in Pieke Bergmans’ Crystal Virus. A confrontation between the smooth crystal versus the robust furniture, between art and design. Such a meeting between crystal and furniture is called ‘an Infection’. The piece of furniture has become a pedestal for the crystal object, which sits on it like a parasite, a virus.