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6/10 Commonplace Studio X Aldo Bakker

 

Left: Commonplace Studio x Aldo Bakker Studio photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 6/10, ‘Copper Connection’ by Commonplace Studio, photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 

To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection.  Installation 06/10 is a reflection on the 'Copper Collection' ornaments, developed for Thomas Eyck in 2010 by Aldo Bakker Studio in collaboration with Dubbelop.
 

Copper Connection
 

This installation by Commonplace Studio brings together everyday concepts: eating, telling the time, daydreaming. Jon Stam, who was a student of designer Aldo Bakker ten years ago, reflects on the relationship between student and teacher. Along with his colleague Simon de Bakker, he shows the differences and hidden similarities between their work and that of Aldo Bakker Studio. Both have worked with copper, a material that conducts heat extremely well. Both combine this traditional material with contemporary techniques. Aldo Bakker uses electricity to make his ornaments, while at Commonplace Studio heat is used to make the numbers on the clock.

Commonplace Studio reflects on a serie of Studio Aldo Bakker. Studio Aldo Bakker's 'Copper Collection' consists of a series of copper ornaments that Bakker designed for Thomas Eyck in 2010. The gravy pan, candle-holder, mixing bowl, soy pourer, watering can and candle dome are fabricated using both traditional and new manufacturing methods. Bakker does this by working closely with Dubbelop in Schoonhoven, where the well-thought-out designs are transformed into flawless items.
 

Thanks to their sophisticated design and the unlimited time and attention devoted to the manufacturing process, Bakker's copper creations take on an unusual, almost alien appearance. Some items require a time-consuming technique which uses electrolysis to shape the copper. This process takes sixteen weeks.
 

The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: t.e. 0.93 the copper collection, soy pourer by Aldo Bakker Studio. Right: Lumière by Commonplace Studio


 

Installation 6/10, ‘Copper Connection’ by Commonplace Studio, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left: Installation 6/10, ‘Copper Connection’ by Commonplace Studio, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 6/10, ‘Copper Connection’ by Commonplace Studio, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 


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5/10 Leon de Bruijne x Aldo Bakker

 

Left: Leon de Bruijne x Aldo Bakker Studio photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right:Installation 6/10 ‘Buster’ by Leon de Bruijne, photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 
To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 6/10 by artist Leon de Bruine is a reflection on the ‘Porcelain Tableware’ series developed by Designer Aldo Bakker and producer Studio Zand for the t.e. collection in 2009.
 
Buster
Painfully slowly, a tractor tyre drives a path over cracking porcelain. The remains of a series of porcelain items form a circle in space. A power struggle between a shelf and a rope plays out an unavoidably dramatic end. Two other situations threaten the fragile ceramics.
Artist Leon de Bruijne (born 1992) creates work that moves. His machines often have a destructive character. During his research into the production of porcelain for this reflection, he became fascinated by the quantity of ceramics that is smashed after firing – and not only the seconds: destruction also awaits the porcelain support moulds that are fired along with the dishes.

This led De Bruijne to create a destructive installation. One that, fuelled by the fragile nature of porcelain, plays with the tension of the ‘near miss’.
 
This installation is a reflection on the 'Porcelain Tableware' series, developed for Thomas Eyck in 2009 by Aldo Bakker Studio in collaboration with StudioZAND.
 
Designs by Aldo Bakker Studio have such seamless surfaces with such a regular finish that they don't look like they were made by hand. Nonetheless, this designer uses intensive artisanal manufacturing processes to create his designs. In 2009 Aldo Bakker designed a series of five porcelain ornaments, 'Porcelain Tableware', for Thomas Eyck. The water carafe, oil can and vinegar flask, salt cellar and oil platter are made and fired by Frans Ottink of StudioZAND in Amersfoort. Exceptionally high quality standards are common to the designer and artisan, for whom an apparently perfectly finished piece can still turn out to be a 'second'. Pieces rejected by Ottink feature in this installation by Leon de Bruijne.
 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: t.e. 0.65 vinegar flask by Aldo Bakker Studio. Right : Hoop Machine by Leon de Bruijne

 

Installation 6/10 ‘Buster’ by Leon de Bruijne, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left : Installation 6/10 ‘Buster’ by Leon de Bruijne, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 6/10 ‘Buster’ by Leon de Bruijne, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 


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4/10 Buro BELÉN X Christien Meindertsma

 

Left Buro BELÉN x Christien Meindertsma photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right : Installation 4/10, ‘Flaxity’ by Buro BELÉN, photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 
To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection.  Installation 04/10 is a reflection on the 'Flax Project' series of utensils created for Thomas Eyck in 2009. The series was developed by designer Christien Meindertsma in collaboration with Touwslagerij Steenbergen and Kuperus & Gardenier.
 
Flaxity

Flax is an 'old' material with a rich history. Buro BELÉN builds on designer Christien Meindertsma's flax items, which are also on display in this installation and show that flax will continue to be very much at home in the future. BELÉN focuses on the rich tactility of flax. The designers developed the 'Oiled cape', a rain cape made using linseed oil, which is derived from flax. They used traditionally-made bell rope to knit the 'One thread hammock', a hammock made of a single long thread. They also developed a 'Combed couch cover' of woven linen, another flax product, and roughened the fabric to give it a soft texture. To finish there is a 'Go through': a huge wall, which is also a passage, made of hairy, strokeable flax.

Buro BELÉN reflect on a serie of Christien Meindertsma. Designer Christien Meindertsma explores the life and origins of objects and materials. She uses these to portray production methods which industrialisation has pushed into the background. In 2009 Thomas Eyck commissioned her to design a series of utensils made of flax, 'Flax Project', which consists of a flax candle, tea-towels, napkins, a tablecloth, chair, rug, pouffe, three types of hanging lamps, and an extension cord. The items are made by Touwslagerij Steenbergen in Gorssel, where rope has been hand-made from natural materials such as hemp and flax since 1900. Lelystad carpentry business Kuperus & Gardenier manufactures the wooden components of this series.
 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: t.e. 0.71 flax extension cord, 10 meter by Christien Meinderstma. Right:Unseen Glasses by Buro BELÉN

 

Installation 4/10 ‘Flaxity’ by Buro BELÉN, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left: Installation 4/10 ‘Flaxity’ by Buro BELÉN, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 4/10 ‘Flaxity’ by Buro BELÉN, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 


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3/10 Bruno Vermeersch

 

Left: 3.1A Bruno Vermeersch x Studio Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 3/10 ‘Impression of a house’ by Bruno Vermeersch, photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 
To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 3/10 by Bruno Vermeersch is a reflection on the 'Withering Tableware' series, developed for Thomas Eyck in 2014 by Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters in collaboration with Royal Tichelaar Makkum.
 
Impression of a house
Bruno Vermeersch uses a collection of 60 porcelain plates, cups, dishes, vases and bowls and protects them by building a transparent house in which the vague impression of a window is still visible. When you look closely at the crockery, you can make out an increasingly vague decoration painted with delicate flowers and branches. In his drive to preserve these fragile, 'wilting' objects, architect Bruno Vermeersch created a form study of a feather-light house. He began by making a wooden mould featuring the spatial impression of a house.

Bruno Vermeersch reflects on a serie of Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters. In the items, use of materials, innovating ways of making things, and exhibitions by Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, the designers take inspiration from things including the transience of nature. Thomas Eyck commissioned them to create eight pieces of tableware, 'Withering Tableware', in 2014. Porcelain is traditionally painted by hand. Kolk and Kusters turned this process around by painting the mould rather than the crockery itself. The mould is then cast several times, causing the image of the flower to slowly fade.
 
In total the series of tableware items consists of 60 different pieces, fired by Royal Tichelaar Makkum. The company was founded in 1572 and is constantly innovating, without compromising the age-old artisanal working methods.
 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen


 

Left: t.e. 154 Withering tableware by Studio Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters. Right: Barak by Bruno Vermeersch

 

Installation 3/10 ‘Impression of a house’, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left: Installation 3/10 ‘Impression of a house’ by Bruno Vermeersch, photo by Lonneke van der Palen Right: Installation 3/10 ‘Impression of a house’ by Bruno Vermeersch, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 


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2/10 Tjalling Quinten Mulder

 

Left: Tjalling Quinten Mulder x Scholten en Baijings photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 2/10 ‘The Making of’ by Tjalling Quinten Mulder, photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 
To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 2/10 is a reflection on the 'Woven Willow' series of items, developed for Thomas Eyck in 2008 by Scholten & Baijings in collaboration with ESH Vlechtwerk, Bernard Heesen and Royal Leerdam Crystal.
 
The Making of
In this installation, visual artist Tjalling Quinten Mulder expresses himself using plaster and ceramics. He uses these materials to make plinths on which he elevates fragile-looking objects made of wicker and glass. The ceramic masterpieces honour the creators of these designs. We see the weaver's rough hands and the blood vessels in the glass-blower's cheeks – cast from the artisans themselves. Seemingly unsteady, but nonetheless precise, they nourish the ornaments.

Tjalling Quinten Mulder reflects on a serie of Scholten & Baijings. Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings' designs are characterised by discriminating materials research, attention to grids and balanced colours. As Scholten & Baijings, the duo create interior design pieces in collaboration with old and well-established craft firms from both the Netherlands and abroad.
 
In 2008 Thomas Eyck commissioned the creation of 'Woven Willow', a series of eight ornaments based on fine willow skeinwork. The items, made of wicker, willow wood, glass and papier-mâché, are hand-woven by weaver Esmé Hofman of Wapse and blown by artist Bernard Heesen of Acquoy and Royal Leerdam Crystal. Royal Leerdam Crystal was founded in 1878 and enjoys international renown due to the high quality of its crystal.
 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: t.e. 0.44 Garlic Queen by Scholten en Baijings. Right : Sculpture by Tjalling Mulder

 

Installation 2/10 ‘The Making of’ by Tjalling Quinten Mulder, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left: Installation 2/10 ‘The Making of’ by Tjalling Quinten Mulder, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right : Installation 2/10 ‘The Making of’ by Tjalling Quinten Mulder, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen


 


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1/10 Arnout Meijer & Saskia Noor van Imhoff

 

Left: Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff x Studio Job, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. Right: Installation 1/10 ‘Second Spade’ by Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 

To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 1/10 is a reflection on the 'Tinware' ornaments, developed for Thomas Eyck in 2007 by Studio Job in collaboration with Tingieterij Leerdam.

 

Second Spade

Particulary in the sculptures for this exhibition, artist Saskia Noor van Imhoff and designer Arnout Meijer investigate the genesis of a series of pewter ornaments. In this exceptional collaboration, they query the definition of the 'thing'. When does an item become an object? How do we experience the various stages? And what status and value do we assign to these perspectives? The transparent drawers function as a collection of data, in which the definition of the 'thing' becomes visible in an associative manner. The cross-sections present a historical document of the item, just like the layers of the earth.

Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff reflect on a serie of Studio Job. Studio Job, founded by Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in 1997, combines a high level of craftsmanship with extreme embellishment of the items they design. Their work is on the cutting edge of art and design, and they regularly work with unusual materials like bronze, aluminium and pewter. Voor Thomas Eyck ontwierp Studio Job in 2009 een serie van vijf tinnen objecten: ‘Tinware’. De candle holder, vase, basket jar and plate with standard zijn in mallen gegoten in Tingieterij Leerdam.

 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: t.e. 015 Pewter Platter, Tinware by Studio Job. Right: Thanks for the Sun by Arnout Meijer, photo by Erik & Petra Hesmerg

 

Installation 1/10 ‘Second Spade’, by Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left:Installation 1/10 ‘Second Spade’ by Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff, photo by Lonneke van der Palen. right: Installation 1/10 ‘Second Spade’ by Arnout Meijer and Saskia Noor van Imhoff, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 


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0/10 Lernert & Sander

Left projector by Lernert & Sander photo by ADULT Right : Installation 0/10 ’16 mm’ by Lernert & Sander, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. In collaboration with Zuiderzee Museum and curator Jules van den Langenberg this section is first to publish a series of new projects.
 
To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 0/10 by artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander is a reflection on the craft businesses with which Thomas Eyck has collaborated in the past decade.
 
Artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander reflect on The work serves as an introduction to the exhibition. It consists of a film projector that projects its own birth using tangible 16mm film. The film shows a number of the workshops where the parts of the projector are re-created, in wicker, porcelain, flax, copper, oak and leather. Pewter, glass and paper are also used, but are not shown in the film.

This project celebrates attention and time, the core values ​​of Thomas Eyck.
 
The projector includes the following components:

*the handle is made of wicker and woven by ESH Vlechtwerk in Wapse (Drenthe)

*the buttons are made of pewter, cast by Flevotin of Zeewolde (Flevoland)

*the light and lens housing are made of porcelain, shaped and fired by StudioZAND in Amersfoort (Utrecht)

*the film reel is copper, forged by Dubbelop in Schoonhoven (South Holland)

*an extra film reel (not used here) is made of glass, blown by Van Tetterode Glass Studio in Amsterdam (North Holland)

*the cord is made of flax, made by Touwslagerij Steenbergen of Gorssel (Gelderland)

*the projector arms and parts of the film reel and film canister are made of oak and constructed by Kuperus & Gardenier of Lelystad (Flevoland)

*the exterior and the back cover of the film canister are made of leather, sewn by De Buffel in Terheijden (North Brabant)

*the projection surface is paper, created by Eijffinger of Zoetermeer (South Holland)
 
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen

 

Left: Installation 0/10 ’16 mm’ by Lernert & Sander, photo by ADULT Right : Everything by Lernert & Sander

 

Installation 0/10 ’16 mm’ by Lernert & Sander, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Left : Installation 0/10 ’16 mm’ by Lernert & Sander, photo by Lonneke van der Palen .Right : Installation 0/10 ‘16mm’ by Lernert & sander, photo by Lonneke van der Palen

 

Jubilee Exhibition Group photo by Lonneke van der Palen