forging the future

Material Sense surprises and challenges the discussion in the exhibition for this year's Dutch Design Week. Eight especially selected designers, artists, manufacturers and researchers have really put their hearts into imagining a smart, sustainable future for products.

Half of the designers in the ‘Forging the Future' exhibition concentrate on the use of bio‐based materials, the other half works on reusing and revaluing materials, coming up with alternatives to plastics. The expo moves effortlessly between the experimental and the commercial. The circular economy is an important philosophical and scientific basis for the designers. The exhibition will open under the soaring arches of the 80m2 large ‘Kruisruimte' or cross room (Generaal Bothastraat) in the DDW's area East. Visitors enter via the Material Sense's Virtual Expo, which is the successor to the design company's always spectacular, international travelling exhibition. During the exhibition, the Material Sense LAB will also be kicked off and presented. Designers, technological companies and scientists co‐operate to rapidly research and develop viable new ideas for products in the circular economy. In the research kicking‐off in the coming half year, the focus will be on new solutions for bio‐based materials.

Exhibitors:

MICHELLE BAGGERMAN & RAQUEL SERENO RIVAS

NINA GAUTIER

INTERFACE

TERESA VAN DONGEN in collaboration with R.M.P. GROEN and B.M.JOOSSE (TU Delft)

RICK CLAASSEN - DE GROENE MAKERS

TINEKE SCHUURMANS

STUDIO MIEKE MEIJER

Curated by Simone de Waart

Location and dates: Location: De Kruisruimte, Generaal Bothastraat 7e, Eindhoven, Area East. Open daily and during weekends from 11.00‐18.00 uur, except on Sunday the 19th opening hours are 14.00-18.00 hr.

Entrance is free