February 27, 2016
Nike launched a graphic t-shirt with my print for the KD collection of basketball player Kevin Durand. It is available in three colours.
Inspired by Kevin Durant’s love for meteorology are these Nike KD Made From Rain T-Shirts to match some of the latest Nike KD 8 colorways. With allover graphics that reflect a wet effect on the front, back and sleeves, these Nike KD tees pay tribute to “The Weatherman” with his logo on the sleeve and a Swoosh tag at the hem.
February 21, 2016
In the Kazerne Expo, guest curator Jeroen Junte shows Dutch Design by an involved post crisis generation: “Involvement and candidness are striking qualities of the young generation of designers. No longer problems and obstacles are dominating their mentality, but chances and solutions. This inspires for design with a positive contribution on the societal issues.”
My project Made by Rain is part in the expo and open for the public from 21 february till mid-September 2016.
January 9, 2016
On the initiative of DutchCulture, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s highly successful ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’ is on show in China from 29 October – 28 Febrary at OCT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shanghai and from 26 March – 31 July at OCT Art & Design Gallery in Shenzen. The project Made by Rain is selected for this show as one of the 25 international participants.
November 23, 2015
Together with design studio’s Alissa+Nienke, Govert Flint and Luuk van den Broek we are preparing ourselves for designing the office of the future. Schiphol Real Estate is our partner and together we are starting a design research and development.
For being able to do so we are in need of graduating students who are enthusiastic on graduating at our company or students who are searching for an internship. In case you are interested, check here to see what we are looking for!
November 4, 2015
From 6 – 8 November I present my projects Made by Rain and Daylit at the design festival Operæ in Turino, Italy.
With the generous support of the stimuleringsfonds voor creatieve industrie.
October 17, 2015
During the Dutch Design Week I will present two projects:
In the shop I Wait Here (Smalle Haven 4) there are some products of my hand.
September 26, 2015
During the Graphic Design Festival the result of the project Beyond the Monstera will be presented by One Window.
Opening: Saturday September 26th, 2015, from 16.00–20.00
Location: SBK Breda, Markendaalseweg 48, 4811 KC Breda, Netherlands
On view until October 25th, 2015
September 18, 2015
I am proud to inform you that Galerie Bart represents my work during the Unseen photo fair Amsterdam.
August 22, 2015
Textiles from the serie Made by Rain together with photographs from the serie Night Rain will be on show in the group exhibition ‘CONTACT’ from 28th of August – 3th October in the KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY in Tokyo.
Aliki van der Kruijs
” One of the broad interpretation of “photography” is that it is an evidence of substances directly being in “contact” – either optically or physically. Such way of thinking has been advocated by various critics for example Rosalind E. Krauss and many others, and the exhibition title “contact” derives from the ideas of such context. “
Gallery / Office:
3-9-11, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0047 JAPAN
July 10, 2015
After winning the design of the gate (posted 16th Feb) the execution of the real gate started. Adriaan Aarnoudse Architect and I are momently working on the next steps to prepare production. Below some first examples of casted branches in bronze that will fill up the circle in the middle. It’s exited to work with craftsman on this project and we are learning a lot.
Delivery is planned for April 2016 so to be continued!
May 24, 2015
The Archeology Department
Time: daily 11.00-18.00
Adress: Prins Hendrikstraat 39, The Hague
At DesignKwartier 2015 IWH Agency proudly presents Aliki van der Kruijs, Jetske Visser, Kirstie van Noort, Nienke Hoogvliet, Nikkie Wester and Daan Spanjers.
At a beautiful, historical location called ‘The Temple’, the designers present studies of subject and matter, all in their own way related to the usual residents: The Archeology Department. The work presented change the perspective since there are many similarities found between the work methods of the designer and the archeologist. Both permanent and temporary residents study, document and analyse. Discover how old techniques are being used in new ways and how history is placed in a different context.
May 10, 2015
« Hungry Eyes » is a series of portraits made during the Salone del Mobile by PROOFFLab Magazine curated by Studio Makkink&Bey. Various Milan exhibitors, me included, are featured in a series of short interviews about their work. PROOFFLabMagazine decided to focus their eye on people in their Milanese exhibition surroundings. Capturing work-related postures and activities in a series of inspiring still life images. Trendtablet published the serie that you can read here
May 8, 2015
In the coming weeks I will update the proces of a new project for New Window. New Window is a (online)platform by Woes van Haaften that gives an insight into the creation of art and design objects, each displayed and sold in a new window. Follow here the process of my window-project!
May 6, 2015
My project Made by Rain is selected for the Blue Mood #1 exhibition by the collective Rhenanie.
15th may – 15th June in the Chapelle St Quirin Sélestat, France.
April 12, 2015
As part of the collective Dutch Invertuals I will present my new work ‘Daylit’ in the show: Bodylanguage
Salone del Mobile
14-19 April 2015
Daily open 10:30 – 20:00
Within the context of the future way of life the designers explore the esthetics and complexities of an increasingly virtual world. Technology is becoming invisible. The intactile world is gaining ground in the understanding of who we are. While physical objects lose function, forms are freed, orphaned and adopted. What is left are merely bodies reflecting our identities.
All this requires a renegotiation of the space around us and it’s effects on being human. Generations to come will refer to the past as primitive.
This exhibition is an exploration that reflects, moves, shines and glows. Crafting materials with character rather than function. Flirting with new esthetics and usabilities. At the same time they cultivate the presence of a new kind of language: BODY LANGUAGE.
February 16, 2015
Presstext Sandberg Instituut:
Artist Aliki van der Kruijs has been chosen as the winner of a pitch for the gate design of the new residential block “Square”. This was announced during a ceremony yesterday at the Square construction site in Amsterdam-Zuid. The design pitch was organised by Bureau De Kunst and commissioned by housing organisation—and Square developer—Wonam to honour the tradition of the Amsterdam-Zuid area to integrate art into architecture.
The jury, chaired by Francisca Benthem (Bureau De Kunst), unanimously voted for Van der Kruijs’ design that blends geometrical shapes with organic patterns. It is a 5 x 5 meter square steel bar fence, with a circulair branche pattern in bronze in the centre—a reference to the monumental tree that will be planted in the courtyard.
Van der Kruijs was inspired by the abstracted natural forms in Berlage’s architectural drawings. She took the Tree of Life as a starting point, which in former times was often depicted in transom windows. This metaphor fits well with the building’s future residents; with Square Wonam targets the market of young, first time home owners.
Francisca Benthem: ‘We are very excited about this design. Van der Kruijs created a visually strong image that is classic and timeless. In the context of the Square-project her symbolic, archetypical shapes of a circle in a square were very convincing.”
Design development in collaboration with Adriaan Aarnoudse Architect.
February 16, 2015
Collaboration with ZigZagZurich published in Volkskrant Magazine, 14&15 feb 2015
December 15, 2014
The company ZigZagZurich makes bedlinnen with a pattern that came out of the project Made by Rain!
They just launched their website and productrange.
Here you can order the product!
October 25, 2014
October 5, 2014
Two weeks ago, director Ruud Pelgrum and his crew came to my studio to make a portret of me and the work Made by Rain for the program Avro Kunstuur. The interview is part from an item about the opening of the exhibition The Future Of Fasion Is Now and will be on Dutch Television tonight, 5th october.
See here, starting from minute 15.30
from 17.05 on NPO 2
Research book made for the context of my textiles. This self-published book is a record of process, inspiration and research to results of the project Made by Rain.
‘Made by Rain’ is a textile register of rain fall at a specific location.
With the prevalent rains in the Netherlands and its history of struggling with the elements, rain is deeply rooted in Dutch culture. I questioned what it would be like to capture the experience of rain fall on textile, so it becomes possible to ‘wear the weather’. For this I developed my own technique ‘pluviography’; photographic recordings of rain precipitation on textiles with a film coating that is sensitive to water.
The textiles form a collection of weather data: visual recordings of a drizzly day or even a monsoon, imprinted on textile. Each unique cloth is accompanied with its actual precipitation data of location, time and weather conditions.
‘Made by Rain’ is an ongoing project.
Silkscreen project One Window # 1 for New Window
A visual grammar research guided by the Monstera deliciosa plant. Throughout the process I looked for a way to make an abstraction of the plant, in order to make a lively print.
A 1:1 sketch with Ginkgo leaves on 2nd hand kimono as part of a study trip to Japan to work with katazome master Mr. Noguchi
A collection of textiles produced during a print event at the VU Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. The visual descriptions of the plants is made by the plants themselves; Botanography.
The project Weer Blauw was a commission of Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen (NL)
The project Weer Blauw (Weathering Blue) is a visual record of colour and seasonal change made tangible. Commissioned by the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen I developed a collection of textiles in situ as part of the exhibition NIJVER|heden. I juxtaposed the process of photography and fashion and found my material in the historic steam laundry.
The thesis Parallel landscape is part of CONTEXTILE: a research into colour, context, text & textile. This thesis is not about what colours are but attempts to see what colours can do.
Together with Adriaan Aarnoudse Architect I work on the production for our gate project ‘Tilia Patina’.
After winning a design pitch April 2015, we started the production by selecting branches from linden trees that will be casted into bronze.
The mould is put in an oven where the branches will be burned out and this creates hollow spaces inside the mould. Liquid bronze at 1200 °C is poured into the dried and empty casting mould.
Delivery of the gate is planned for April 2016
Woven cloth on the fluvial deposition of the IJssel river.
Commission for IJsselproducten.
“The wonderful thing about rain is that it outlines the contour of the immediate landscape around your. You hear the space. When we became more urban, we tend to really forget the basic pleasure and touching whatever the environment is” — Quote from a blind man.
Serie of curtains defining the contour of space.
Print- and colourconcept and handwork for capsule collection Elementary Elegance by Elsien Gringhuis.
Global tools is a selection of photographs which can be seen as a very simple and elementary design approach. The constructions are studies in an architectural language which are metaphors for situations, settings, atmospheres and ritual. Simultaneously a colour+material+pattern inspiration. They are a tool in a desire for change.
01/09/2014 – 21/09/2014 Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Opdrachtgever Het Nieuwe Instituut. Interventie binnen het ruimtelijk ontwerp van ‘Verrassende Vondsten uit de collectie‘ door Studio Makkink&Bey‘.
HI means sunlight in Japanese. This silk abri poster is sensitive for light and is exposed at 25/05/2014 from 10 till 18 hour.
©Aliki van der Kruijs