10/10 Jos Klarenbeek & Sander Manse x Studio Wieki Somers
Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualised 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 10/10 is a reflection on the ‘Still Waters’ vase series, designed for Thomas Eyck in 2016 by Studio Wieki Somers in collaboration with Van Tetterode Glass Studio, Royal Leerdam Crystal and Pierreglas.
There’s a lot that can go wrong between humans and water, but designers Jos Klarenbeek and Sander Manse have chosen to show the harmonious interaction of the Dutch people and water through the ages. Peat-cutting, draining lakes, and digging canals and ditches: these are reflected in the mouldings of the eleven polders on the floor. The contrast between the organic form of water and the precise grids of man-made waterways is made visible here using mouldings created with professional geographic software and technology.
Jos Klarenbeek and Sander Manse reflect on a serie of Studio Wieki Somers. The sensitive work of Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, together known as Studio Wieki Somers, often includes an element of fantasy and is usually created with the help of ingenious technology. In ‘Still Waters’, the vase series they designed for Thomas Eyck in 2016, they not only depict the various stages of the water cycle but also reference the negative impact of human activity on nature.
The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck is open until 14 May 2017 at Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen