INVENTORY LAB: VERBENA TEXTILE
Kiki van Eijk, EE Exclusives & Wasserij Boumans
Within Kazerne Lab, professional creatives work cross-over with other (economic) sectors to develop products, insights, and incentives for topical issues. With their fresh perspective and outlook, they provide current social, cultural and economic issues with inspiration, new perspectives, and answers. That may sound rather pompous, but it is, in fact, an extremely practical process.
The Lab is not a physical workplace but a project that is worked on within the heads and studios of the participating designers.
SOCIAL DESIGN LAB
The social design Lab explores the open question of how designers can contribute to a more liveable world of tomorrow.
In the inventory Lab, designers work with regional manufacturing industries on creating innovative inventory for hospitality ends.
Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Stichting Doen, Driven by Design, Metropool Regio Eindhoven, VSB fonds.
White linen is commonly used in the hospitality service. To justify the term design hotel Kiki designed a pattern that is applicable to multiple products. She got inspired by the brick structure of Kazerne and the Verbena plant, from which she first drank tea during the first pop-up pilot in 2006. Together with EE Exclusives and Wasserij Boumans, these designs were translated in industrially manufacturable products, starting with napkins and blankets. These products are sold via Kazerne and the channels of the designer and Wasserij Boumans.
Kazerne Social Design Lab
Thanks to Metropool Regio Eindhoven, designers and other creatives collaborate in innovative cross-overs, they expand their insights in the added value of expertise and an inventory is gained, developed and shown in innovative ways.
• Kiki van Eijk
• EE Exclusives
• Wasserij Boumans
• Metropool Regio Eindhoven