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The Family Of Form | Designhuis | Eindhoven 13 January - 23 March 2008

Family Of Form

From 13 January through 23 March 2008 the Designhuis Eindhoven opens it's doors to The Family of Form, an exhibition with works of three generations of graduates from Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2007 the exhibition was received with much enthusiasm at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and the Institut Néerlandais in Paris. Now for the first time and in its most extensive form The Family of Form can be admired in the Netherlands. The reason for this retrospective is the sixtieth anniversary of the Design Academy Eindhoven.

With the help of eleven themes the visitor will become acquainted with versatility and quality of the Design Academy graduates’ works. The presentation consists of works by internationally recognised designers like Richard Hutten, Hella Jongerius, Piet Hein Eek and Maarten Baas as well as works by recently graduated talents. In the final selection the focus is on the individual point of view, designing the individuality of a product.

The umbrella theme of the exhibition is the investigation into the identity of design. The young designer researches ideals of beauty, individuality and materialisation of the physical or virtual form. He searches for human and personal values, dignity and balance. He reaches surprising insights, makes a stand, designs new materials and invents new techniques. Weight and time measuring instruments are used in innovative ways and there is a predilection for things that are shifted manually and move mechanically.

The Family of Form shows how asking questions can lead to a varied, yet coherent collection of forms. The title also refers to the connection between all the members of the Design Academy family (headmasters, teachers, faculties, alumni and students), by a joint pursuit of innovation and deepening within the design field.

Studio Jo Meesters will be showcasing a few products in the Designshop and Exhibit no.2 No Windmills, Cheese or Tulips (which is held in the basement).

The Family Of Form. 13 January - 23 March 2008. Designhuis. Stadhuisplein 3. 5611 EM Eindhoven. NL