This exhibition, created by world-renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, explores the way a new generation of designers is experimenting with materials and manufacturing processes.

The past decade has seen a turning point in our relationship with materials, from design to manufacturing, with materials gradually reclaiming their central role in the creative process and beginning to dictate form rather than simply adapt to it.

The exhibition explores the power of materials, which use the sense of touch to convey emotion and energy.

It draws on the so-called ​“neo-materialist” movement, which reasserts the centuries-old beliefs that materials have their own force and exude an energy that people can genuinely feel.



Two Landlords and two Ladies, plus a magnificent Mansion have created an Exhibition that opens up a dialogue between past and present trends. Like one would do with a flower composition, 16 artists display their pieces in an untouched environment of blissful past beauty developed over the centuries by a generous family who later wished to share their home with everyone.

Therooms host artworks from Front Design, Studio Deform, Paul Heijnen, Niels Hoebers, Tomas Libertiny, Yukiko Nagai, Frederique Morrel, Dirk Van Der Kooij, Maarten Baas, Martin Smith, President Von Pelt, Enrico Marone Cinzano, Massimiliano Locatelli Cls Architetti, Manuela Crotti and Giampiero Milella.



The PH:X exhibition shows a unique overview of highlights from the collection of Paul Heijnen Studio, made during the past decade. Collectors, museums and institutes made it possible to bring together a number of limited editions and one-offs in the heart of Sectie-C, where he started his studio ten years ago. This collection shows the evolution of his work and connects what has been to what is yet to come.

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Teaser Muqarnas Cabinet - movie
Dutch Design Week 2019 - website
Sectie-C - website



Unhurried Masterpiece / Niespieszne arcydzielo" at KOOKU Art Design Gallery, June 12-30


For the second edition of their ‘Transitions’ project, Baars & Bloemhoff once again challenged six young Dutch designers to re-imagine and shape its decorative materials into a design collection. The work of David Derksen, Sabine Marcelis, Klaas Kuiken, Daphna Laurens, Paul Heijnen and RENS will be presented on a brand new location full of ambience and abandoned beauty; Ventura Centrale.

The exhibition, designed by Daphna Laurens, will display six material driven projects and is designed to emphasize the relationships between space, products and materiality. An abstracted architectural setting will be the ‘shining’ backdrop for ‘Transitions II’.

Ventura Centrale is located underneath Milan’s Central Station at Via Ferrante Aporti 15, during the Salone del Mobile from the 4 – 9th of April 2017.
4 - 9 APRIL 2017 
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