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
Water Matter is a lecture evening about water curated by Rianne Makkink (WaterSchool). Together with physician and researcher Yuka Mizusawa (the message of water) and artist and designer Aliki van der Kruijs (water as design element), she will explore the properties and agency of water.
19:30 – 21:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.