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
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.
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.
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 called ‘pluviagraphy’: photographic recordings of rain precipitation on textiles with a film coating that is sensitive to water.
Made by Rain is an ongoing project.
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.
Global tools is a selection out of a couple of series 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.
Woven cloth on the fluvial landscape 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.
Panelcurtains for private housing, Delft NL
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.
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Jan Tooropstraat 575
1061 AE Amsterdam
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