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Made by Rain
How to wear the weather?
Made by Rain — Porcelain
A visual record of colour and seasonal change made tangible
Posted on October 17, 2020
A brand new website that shares research, software and textiles from the ongoing project Kadans 2.0.
In collaboration with Jos Klarenbeek.
The last two years, our curiosity towards the motion of the North Sea and if this can be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern constructed a body of work that is collected in this website!
Textile production is combined with sciences including oceanography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea.
Posted on March 18, 2020
A colour blanket for the Made by Rain product development is now part of the textile collection of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in NYC. The piece was on display at the SATURATED exhibition in 2018/2019.
You can also see the work in their online catalogue!
Posted on February 21, 2020
The work On Colour will be part of the show KLEUREYCK in Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
An exhibition about the innovative use of colour, linking the past and present with each other.
What is the origin of colour? How do you create colour? What is the impact of colour? In honour of the Year of Van Eyck in Ghent, the museum is hosting a large exhibition on the innovative and diverse use of colour. The exhibition starts from the unprecedented hues of Jan van Eyck and illustrates the significance of colour to contemporary designers.
Curator: Siegrid Demyttenaere together with Sofie Lachaert [pigment walk].
Posted on September 5, 2019
Works from my residency in Arita, Japan will be on show in the exhibition Colony x Ventura Projects: Dutch Design in NYC
Seven top Dutch designers showcase new process-driven works, highlighting how experimental research and production methods directly influence each object’s form and function without obscuring their beauty.
September 12, 2019 – December 20, 2019
Posted on August 1, 2019
From 21th Aug till September 4 I will weave on the TC2 loom (picture above) that is part of the INTERLACE exhibition, a work in progress at the Lafayette Anticipation is Paris.
Posted on July 1, 2019
Textile proces based on Afterseason research to the potential of using waste ink from the digital textile printing industry.
Press release Schueller de Waal — Dutch fashion design duo Schueller de Waal teams up with Pik Pik Environment to present its first Collaborative Cleaning Initiative named ‘Litter’, supported by the city of Paris. On Tuesday 2 July 2019, on a public square, right in front of the town-hall of the 15th arrondissement, a group of 50 models, cool kids and volunteers started to clean the streets in an upbeat cleansing fashion performance. The models picked up trash from the streets, dressed head-to-toe in freshly made garments made from the studio’s leftover fabrics, deadstock and other remains from the fashion industry. The act of cleaning served as an inspiration for both the presentation as well as a design principle. With the performance, the initiators aim to make a powerful statement on the current state of the industry and inspire for change.‘Litter’ is the next step for SDW in unfolding their story of ‘Fashion Therapy.
Posted on June 12, 2019
Wolf Gordon launched the upholstery collection, VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs.
The collection was the winner in the “Contract Fabric” category at the 2019 NYCxDesign Awards. This global competition, presented by Interior Design and ICFF, recognises achievements in architecture, interior design, products and technology.
The collection won additional awards at NeoCon 2019. The “VEER by Aliki van der Kruijs” collection won the Best of NeoCon Editors’ Choice Award in the Textiles: Upholstery category, presented by Contract magazine.
The collection also won a HIP award, presented by Interior Design in the Workplace: Fabric+Textiles Designer Collaboration category. CEO Rick Wolf also took home the HIP award in the Manufacturer Leader: Greater Good category.
Finally, Metropolis recognized the collection with a #MetropolisLikes award.
Posted on May 10, 2019
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands co-organize the exhibition “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” which opened simultaneously at both museums. On view May 10 through Jan. 20, 2020, the Design Triennial will feature innovative projects, from 2016 and later, that highlight the ways designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future.
Made by Rain is present in both venues.
Posted on May 2, 2019
“If you would describe the works of Aliki van der Kruijs in one sentence, the phrase would probably be a fluid chain of the following key words: water, blue, textile, trance. Her textile works paint the drops of a rainfall or the cadence of the sea. They’re always blue. And they set the mind to a poetic trance.”
Read text by Ringo Gomez-Jorge here.
Posted on February 16, 2019
Open to Art / ceramic award / 3rd Edition
Organised by Officine Saffi, Milan.
Her practise fundaments on an intuitive encounter with the world through fieldwork. Crafts are combined with her deep interest in the weather and geology. This navigation brings her to consult or collaborate with scientists in the domains like meteorology, pedology (soil science) and oceanography.
Many of her projects originated on or in response to a location or a specific technique. From a conceptual approach and an experimental working attitude she develops a visual grammar in which natural elements such as rain, the sun, heat or salt have been used several times as a "tool" to edit material and generate meaning.
In recent years, she developed textiles made by rain and woven textiles based on soil drilling measurements, glacier compositions and the rhythm of the sea. The works can be seen as publications about her continuous explorations to the living library of Earth and the material and spiritual culture of it’s inhabitants.
Aliki is currently a resident at the Jan van Eyck academie in Maastricht. She graduated with a MA in Applied Art at the Sandberg Instituut and a BA in fashion design from the ArtEZ University of Arts. She combines her background in graphic and fashion design in research to how different materials, from ceramics to textiles, can be a means of communication.
She collaborates with companies and institutes like Nike, Wolf-Gordon, Zig Zag Zurich, Sandberg Instituut, Het Nieuwe Instituut as well fashion designers and architects to apply her materials. She was part of the Weavers Werkstatt, a project by Jongeriuslab.
Her work is acquired by the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (New York), Zuiderzeemuseum (Enkhuizen), Princessehof (Leeuwarden), Textielmuseum (Tilburg), Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (United Arab Emirates), Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (The Netherlands) and private collectors.For further information or request for collaboration please feel free to contact: info(at)alikivanderkruijs.com
All material on this site is copyrighted.© Aliki van der Kruijs 2021