Dutch Design Week (DDW)
No future? No way! During Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven you can see with your own eyes how the world of tomorrow is already in the making today. Smart solutions and inventive design offer new promising perspectives.
From October 19, the doors were open to the future in a city that for nine full days was buzzing with innovation and creative energy. Get inspired by the latest work of more than 2,000 designers.
3 design area’s | 78 locations | 2000 designers | 300+ events | exhibitions | workshops | seminars | food | parties
Dutch Design Week
19 – 27 October 2013
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
‘The movement of living creatures triggers sensations, emotions and communication,’ says Bob de Graaf. Fascinated with autonomous movement, he has created ‘Species of Illumination’; two lights that act and react like autonomous creatures. Wallace responds to changes in light intensity in its environment and brings light to the darkest corners. Darwin searches for sunlight to charge its battery during the daytime, and in the evening wanders around the house, ‘accompanying’ us with its light. The interaction and emotional relationship they bring contribute to our well being. They behave like pets. They are lively lights you can play with.
Species of Illumination from Bob de Graaf on Vimeo.
This project is a feminine manifesto, thought through the analysis of generations of women, being daughters and mothers of knowledge, which have their role in the gender emancipation. It describes the rite of passage between the former house and the future house, wherein the social role of the woman changes radically. That is what I call the space in-between: between places, time and social roles. Where, women are in the middle of a transition, daughters of tradition, and future mothers of knowledge. Where, women are in the middle of places, daughters of a place and beginning of a transformation, a transition from being a daughter and being an active woman, who functions in society reproducing her womb. It represents the space where my design takes shape. Woman’s transition through places she inhabits, asks for tools. Tools that represent: continuity from the former house, adaption to the new place and embodiment of transition. Tools that permit to reproduce the home-space, place for action, and evolve its meanings. This project gives voice to women of my generation looking for their role in society, migrating. This video is a representation of being in-between, carrying tangible and intangible
knowledge, skills and needs within and close to my body.