Fundamentals & Harvest – Dutch Invertuals

Nine years of evocative, future-oriented design exhibitions. That is what Dutch Invertuals represents. Founded by Wendy Plomp, the designers collective has grown into a must-see during international design weeks. Proud of the impact of design with a link to Eindhoven, this gem is now on show for a longer period of time at Kazerne, home of design. The exhibitions FUNDAMENTALS and HARVEST are both being shown. The last expo is on show for the first time on Dutch soil.

Fall 2017 — Spring 2018

Curator
Wendy Plomp with gast curator Raw Color

Exhibition Design
Daphna Laurens

FUNDAMENTALS & HARVEST – DUTCH INVERTUALS

The Dutch Invertuals always surprise with conceptual, poetic and groundbreaking presentations. Led by founder Wendy Plomp, the designers collective became a must-see during international design weeks.

In Kazerne they present the two exhibitions FUNDAMENTALS & HARVEST. In the first one the inspiration of a generation of young and established designers who were involved in the collective in recent years is displayed. The manifest-like exhibition HARVEST shows how young design talents discover new efficient and self-sustaining ways of addressing urgent societal challenges.

WENDY PLOMP

As founder, curator and art director Wendy Plomp is a fixed value within the constantly changing Dutch Invertuals. Under her leadership, the design collective explores the boundaries of the design profession throughout the year. Central to Plomp’s work is the shaping of stories, in which she analyzes our culture and zeitgeist, researches the sources of design and discovers new traditions.

RAW COLOR

Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach were invited by Plomp as guest curators for FUNDAMENTALS. Within their studio Raw Color they seek out the boundaries between graphic design, photography and material design.

How do designers translate their inspiration? For example while designing a container: a basic tool with a recognisable typology, to use as storage or for transport? In the exhibition FUNDAMENTALS, 45 Dutch Invertuals show their container and more than 800 objects that fascinate them. These inspiring artefacts, that often stay hidden in archives, offer a perspective on their personal conceptions on form, material and esthetics. The containers illustrate the translation of the different visions and identities of the Invertuals as a foundation for the design process.

FEATURING: Alissa + Nienke, Arnout Meijer, Bram Vanderbeke, Carlo Lorenzetti, Carolina Wilcke, Commonplace Studio, Daniel de Bruin, Daphna Laurens, De Intuïtiefabriek, Dienke Dekker, Earnest Studio, EDHV, Hongjie Yang, Jeroen Wand, Jetske Visser & Michiel Martens, Jo Meesters, Juliette Warmenhoven, Kirstie van Noort, Léa Baert, Laura Lynn Jansen, Max Lipsey, Michael Schoner, Mila Chorbadzhieva & Adriaan de Man, Milou Voorwinden, Nel Verbeke, Niels Heymans & Emilie Pallard, Nina van Bart, Odd Matter, Officina Corpuscoli, Olivia de Gouveia, OS ∆ OOS, Paul Heijnen Studio, Raw Color, Scheublin & Lindeman, Sigve Knutson, Studio Mieke Meijer, Studio Sabine Marcelis, Studio Truly Truly, Thomas Ballouhey, Thomas Vailly, Tijmen Smeulders, Tijs Gilde, Victoria Ledig, Wendy Andreu, Xandra Van Der Eijk. Gastcurator Raw Color, expositiedesign Daphna Laurens.

Can design challenge and inspire social innovation? Or even change human habits? 13 designers researched new forms of harvesting, from the cycle of resources, production, storage and distribution. The manifest-like exhibition HARVEST shows how young design talents can find new efficient and self-sufficient ways to address and tackle urgent societal challenges. Themes that are included are among others renewable energy, urban mining and big data. We reap what we sow.

FEATURING: Bram Vanderbeke, Bastiaan de Nennie, Carlo Lorenzetti, Edhv, Hongjie Yang, Kirstie van Noort & Xandra van der Eijk, Léa Baert, Mila Chorbadzhieva, Philipp Weber, Sigve Knutson, Thomas Ballouhey, Tijmen Smeulders.

THANKS

Ruud Balk Fotografie, Brabant C, Cultuur Eindhoven, Leeuwerik Plaatmateriaal, Gert Staal.