Bathing into Being
1cm = 1000 years
Posted on September 7, 2022
How much energy do we have and need today?
The Nieuwe Instituut presents a series of projects that focus on the interaction between the sun, solar energy, people and design. The Energy Show is curated by Matylda Krzykowski and part of the Solar Biennale, an initiative by solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen. With this show the institute explores the sun’s significance and possibilities – cultural, social and ecological.
My contribution is this curtain, that was part of a play/ritual I performed during the summer solstice of 2021 at the Jan van Eyck Academy. Read more about the project here
The Energy Show is to visit from 3 september 2022 till 5 march 2023, Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Posted on June 30, 2022
Being part of a the team ‘Samen Bredius’ we won the selection procedure for the development of a residential building in the Spaarndammerbuurt in Amsterdam.
‘Samen Bredius’ is an initiative of NL-development. In addition to NL development, the team consists of Monadnock, Studio BLAD, Aardlab, Lüning, DABT, ZieglerGautier, Aliki van der Kruijs and Fore Installatie Adviseurs.
My design for the tilework in the arches connecting the street with a semi-public space will be developed in collaboration with Monadnock.
Posted on April 15, 2022
The ongoing project Kadans 2.0 in collaboration with Jos Klarenbeek got a new chapter. Kadans 2.0 examines how the motion of the sea can be a direct source for an ever changing weave pattern. We designed our own weaving software that supports the creating of a textile sea archive. This archive is now updated with a big tapestry that displays a timeline from a heavy storm last January.
Next Nature Network invited Kadans 2.0 to be part to be part of their show Nature Loves Technology in the Dutch Pavilion of the Floriade 2022, the international horticulture exhibition in Almere, NL. For this occasion we wove a big tapestry at the TextielLab in Tilburg, based on sea data from a heavy winter storm. This spatial work is part of a show highlighting how technological innovation collaborates with nature’s rich diversity, and evolutionary experience. In the bio based natural pavilion you can discover innovations from over 24 artists exploring this relationship.
The Floriade is daily open
14 April till 9 October 2022
More info about Kadans 2.0 can be found on kadanskadans.com
Posted on April 15, 2022
Very happy that the publication Afterseason is selected for the Best Dutch Design Books 2021 by the student jury selection. The publication is made in collaboration with graphic designer Dayna Casey. It collects the research of the project Afterseason and shows the many collaborations I had in the expedition to investigate how in different (creative) disciplines the residual ink from the textile print industry can be applied. The book has the format of 12 double-sided posters hold together by an elastic accompanying an afterword by Ruby Hoette.
Edition of 100 / €22
It’s available at the (book)stores of Stroom Den Haag and the Textielmuseum.
Also you can order it directly by email.
Posted on April 15, 2022
Two new works of Afterseason are part of the just opened exhibition To Dye For. The research Afterseason investigates the possibility of processing residual ink from the textile print industry into new raw materials, so that the chemical waste is limited. In my research I analysed various shades of black/purple, derived from for example, shellfish, sandalwood and residual ink. The deep purple, black colour of the waste stream could be part of the subset of black print inks. The two new works show the richness of this colour and can be seen as pamphlets to (re)introduce this ink as a usable material in the proces of printing on textile.
About the exhibition:
Discover the world of textile dyeing in the exhibition ‘To Dye For’: from the origin of dyes and the stories behind them to their impact on people and the environment. The exhibition To Dye For provides a glimpse of the beauty and dilemmas of colour in textiles. You can learn about the challenges that artisans, artists, designers and scientists have faced over the years as well as the creative solutions they have found.
To Dye For, Textielmuseum Tilburg
9 April till 2 October 2022
Posted on April 14, 2022
On request of Studio Makkink Bey, a school uniform of my Made by Rain textiles is tailored and now part of the Waterschool inventory. During Design Fest Gent, the installation WaterSchool M4H+ will be on display at the Design Museum Gent.
Design Fest Gent
22 april till 1 may 2022
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 August 1, 2019
The Jongeriuslab invited me to be part of the Weavers Werkstatt.
Weavers Werkstatt is an initiative to stimulate the development of weaving knowledge among designers.
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.
Aliki is an alumni from 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 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.
All material on this site is copyrighted.© Aliki van der Kruijs 2023