Mass 10 designers on method, materials and manufacturing

4th November 2011

By far one of my favorite shows during Dutch Design week (and the hardest to find!) Mass: 10 designers on Methods, Material and Manufacturing explores how the DIY revolution is pushing the boundaries of design and manufacturing as designers take it into their own hands to make their own tools, processes and manufacturing.

Through resourcefulness designers are customizing technology as well as making their own materials and methodology. A move on from the new materiologists, these designers are taking it entirely to the next level. The exhibition is also a comment on issues of mass manufacture.

Charlotte Dumoncell D’argence’s Kneaded project explores an alternative production process of plastic goods using materials and skills borrowed from the kitchen. Inspired by pasta making and the processes within the plastics industry she has developed a low cost material and tooling technique that can be carried out in the kitchen.

Julien Carretero’s Stencil project was also on show highlighting how a bit of imagination can up turn a complex manufacturing system into cheaper and more sustainable methods resulting in low tech manufacturing processes.

Studio Formafantasma's Botanica was also on show again which was a pleasure to see again after Milan.

All set and curated in a disused Philips factory, the exhibition was a beautiful feast for the eyes and food for thought.



About


I use this blog as a notebook of inspirations – I post things I see and like and thoughts of mine. I don't revolve around a singular topic and neither does this blog. Everything and anything is relevant


Recent


101.86°- color of the day

Curiosity Cloud

Flower Power

Plants out of place

Digital Nature



Archive


2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009



Tags


Algae

architecture

augmented reality

bacteria

bio couture

Central St Martins

Chelsea College of Art and Design

colour

concrete

Craft

Design

Dutch Design Week

Fashion

Food

Furniture

innovation

jewellery

London Design Festival

London Design Week

material

Material of the Month

materials

materiologists

Milan

packaging

Philips Design

rapid prototyping

Royal College of Art

SS15

sustainability

synthetic biology

technology

Textile Futures

textiles

wearables



places I go for inspiration


Next Nature
Designindaba
Blueprint
WIDN
Dailytonic
designboom
Textile Futures Research Group
Triangulation
materials library
TodayandTomorrow
highlowtech
thecoolhunter
Kithkin
plasticfutures
normaflora
architonic
pepeheykoop
is this textiles?
Form materials
Talk2myshirt
Forrest Jessee
Electric Foxy
Eyebeam
DutchInvertuals
oobject
Despoke
PSFK
Thisispaper
Notcot
Core77
Riflemaker
Seed
Michael Burton
edhv
Mocoloco
Sightunseen
Planet Mag