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Objects at Play

28th October 2013

In its 4th year - having evolved from 'Objects in the rear view appear closer than you think', 'Objects at play' during Dutch Design Week invited visitors to “Wake up from your nightmare and come to my exhibition.”

12 participating designers and collectives pushed the boundaries of madness and went off kilter with their designs inviting visitors to become part of their world.

A refreshing exhibition and beautifully curated, imagination was taken to the next level - and in a much needed way as is the want of the Dutch design community.

Designers included Lex Pott, Florian de Visser,Aukje Fleur Janssen and my 3 favourite projects below

Os&Oos who also showed at the Dutch Invertuals show cased their Formation Carpet. In keeping with the theme of 'play' the carpets are made up of 10 basic shapes in six colours that can be fitted together in endless possibilities.

Brit van Nerven's Seeing Glass similarly plays with a series of objects - made of glass and mirror. Each has unexpected effects and plays with the viewers visual perception.

Exploring how we perceive time is something that I am fascinated with at the moment inspired by the Long Now foundations 10,000 year clock and Lee Smolin's book Time Reborn - so I was particularly taken by Frank Winnubst's Time Machine.

Crafted from 12 wooden pieces that interact with a metal marble twice a day the marble returns back to its starting point giving some definition of time, but more importantly Winnubst wants us to see his puzzle piece as a reminder that we should enjoy daily routine and treasure time.

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