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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bertjan on ‘The Practice of Design’ at IDS West 2014

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IDS West 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Friday September 26th 5:30pm
Livingspace Design Stage – [IDCEC=0.1 CEU]

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Revolving Chandelier on show at Design Museum Holon

revolving_chandelier_3_SBP_LRGATHERING – From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process

July 3rd – October 25th, 2014
Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano

Design Museum Holon
Pinhas Eilon St. 8
Holon, 5845400
Israel

Opening hours:
Sunday – Closed
Monday, Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Tuesday, Thursday – 10am – 6pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – 10am – 6pm

Masks on show at La Triennale di Milano

MANIFESTO_TRIENNALE_Abiti_da_LavoroABITI DA LAVORO (WORKWEAR)

June 25th – August 31st
Curated by Alessandro Guerriero

La Triennale di Milano
Viale Alemagna, 6, 20121. Milano.

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday 10:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

T.B.C.E.C. on show at Galerie Poirel – Nancy

PoirelQUIZ

June 13th – October 12th
Curated by Robert Stadler

Galerie Poirel
3, rue Victor Poirel 
54000 Nancy

Opening hours:
From 13 June to 19 September:
from Tuesday to Sunday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

From 20 September to 12 October:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and on 15 August

Free late-night openings 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.:
Friday 26 September and 3 October
“last days” free late-night openings on 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 October.

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Taped Suits(!) on show at the Zeeuws Museum

Berscherm mij!Black_Silver_LRExhibition PROTECT ME!
Clothing and accessories for body and soul. A treat for fans of fashion and ethnography.

 

8 June – 9 Maart 2014

Official opening Saturday, June 8 | 19:00

Abdij (plein) 3-4
4331 BK, Middelburg

zeeuwsmuseum.nl

Saturday, October 19, 2013

SELF UNSELF at the Van Abbe museum

Self_Unself19/10/2013 – 17/11/2013

Van Abbemuseum | Bilderdijklaan 10 | 5611 NH Eindhoven | Netherlands | t +31 40 238 10 00

From 19 October 2013, the first day of the annual Dutch Design Week, Design Academy Eindhoven will be the guest of the Van Abbemuseum. In the exhibition ’Self Unself’, Design Academy Eindhoven invites the visitor to explore the tensions between ‘I’ and ‘we’ in contemporary design. What is the role of the individual in the work of the latest generation of designers, and how do they value the collective? ‘Self Unself’ contains works by alumni, designers and artists related to Design Academy Eindhoven. Designers in the exhibition are amongst others Hella Jongerius, Erik Kessels, John Körmeling, Lucas Maassen, Bertjan Pot, Alicia Ongay Perez, Studio Orta, and Thonik. ‘Self Unself’ will be exhibited in ten rooms of the old building.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Studio Bertjan Pot makes a good move…

Studio Bertjan PotWe’re moving!
Moving along!
Moving up in the world!
Moving from Schiedam to Rotterdam.
Our new address as of October 1st!

Essenburgsingel 94C
3022EG Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Friday, August 30, 2013

Masks part of exhibition WHITE at The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam

BLACK&WHITE1 JAN 2012 – 31 DEC 2014

The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam is all about BLACK&WHITE from 2012 to 2014. During these three years, a prominent artist or photographer displays, in the months January and February, a sensational installation around the theme of BLACK&WHITE. Two large theme-based exhibitions take place in Autumn: WHITE in 2013, and BLACK in 2014. The programme, developed and curated by intendant Anne van der Zwaag, has been made possible with the very special and generous financial help of the Wertheimer Fund.

NEDERLANDS FOTOMUSEUM

Las Palmasbuilding
Wilhelminakade 332
3072 AR  Rotterdam

tel. +31 (0)10-2030405
info@nederlandsfotomuseum.nl

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Exhibition Tricks & Flicks at Villa Noailles, Hyères

_MG_2480Mastering a trick takes practice. After fifteen years of running a design studio, we have learnt to trust our gut feelings, combining intuition and reason.

Our tricks start as experiments. We play with materials and discover production techniques. Small discoveries like a clever weave, a fiber with resin, or a reflection of light on a certain material, are repeated as if they are the building blocks of something bigger. They mostly result in interior products. In the exhibition ‘Tricks & Flicks’ some pieces may be considered end results and some just another step in the evolution of our practice.

Design Parade #8: 05/07/2013 – 29/09/2013

Design Festival: 05/07/2013 – 07/07/2013

Montée Noailles, 83400 Hyères
www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Triangles Carpet on show at Post Milan 2013 at The Frozen Fountain

74201_149459175227098_317537846_nDutch designers were once again a prominent feature of the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year. The Frozen Fountain presents a selection.

The Post Milan 2013 selection includes new work by the likes of Dick van Hoff, Studio Job, Bertjan Pot, Jesse Visser, Maarten Baas, Lex Pott , Max Lipsey, Bob Copray, Niels Wildenberg, Won Min Park, Piet Hein Eek, Dirk van der Kooij and Paul Heijnen.

Exhibition runs 11 May > 23 June

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Studio Bertjan Pot at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile | 2013

  • Chi Ha Paura…? presents the outcome of the Global Identity project. We joined with jewelery named Mirror Mirror.

LAP (Lamretto Art Project)
Via Cletto Arrighi 19
Opening hours: April 9th to 14th from 10:00 to 20:00
Opening party:  April 10th from 10:00 to 22:00

  • Den Herder Production House (DHPH) dishes out Disco Domes and Dishes at

Ventura Lambrate
Via Privata Oslavia 8
20134 Milano

The Downstairs (festive version) will be present at the cafe next to their presentation..

  • Arco presenting Buzz

Salone Internazionale del Mobile / Hall 16, stand D51
Strada Statale del Sempione 28
opening hours: 9:30 – 18:30

  • Moooi presenting new versions of Heracleum

Moooi’s ‘unexpected welcome’
Via Savona 56
9 – 13 April 10.00 – 21.00 hrs
14 April 10.00 – 17.00 hrs
Press Preview: 8 April 15.00 – 19.00 hrs

  • Carpet Manufacturer Golran showing our collection Triangles

Juice
Via Maiocchi 5/7
April 8th – 14th 2013 – from 11:00 to 21:00
press preview: April 7th, from 16:00 to 18:00
opening (by invitation): April 11th, from 19:00 to 00:00

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beefeater presentation dinner at Lensvelt

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beefeater presentatie diner bij Lensvelt

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Masks at Exhibition ‘Design with Heart’

Curator and Scenography: Sebastian Bergne
We’re hardly short of new products in the modern world. But how often do the products we rely on really matter to us? Why do we so often favour big brand names? Is it because we trust in their power to improve our lives or because we lack the knowledge and confidence to make bolder choices ?

This exhibition gets to the heart of why these choices are important by showcasing new products that have what Sebastian Bergne calls ‘Design with Heart’. But visitors expecting to find a collection of exclusive design ‘icons’ may be in for a surprise. Exhibits range from tableware to trumpets and cheeseboards to circus equipment. Some are beautiful; a few may not even appear to have been designed at all.
The ingredients that these products have in common often transcend issues of style or aesthetics. Some are distinguished by the spirit of generosity or integrity in which they were created; others are products with the power to create a special sense of community; still more stand out because of their unique sense of innovation or their sheer beauty.

 

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Cité du design, Bâtiment H
March, 13th to March 31st 2013

Masks at exhibition ‘Hand Made: Long Live Crafts’ at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

This coming spring Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is taking crafts as its principal theme. An exhibition with more than 500 objects presents the most exceptional examples of artistic crafts. With a complementary programme of demonstrations of traditional techniques, films and documentaries, markets and a whole variety of workshops, Hand Made truly brings crafts to life!

from March 9 2013 until May 20 2013

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam
the Netherlands

LED Zeppelin at ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’ Exhibit

led_zeppelin_on_studio_SBP_LR Between Poetry and Provocation

Romanticism, an artistic era in the 19th century, is usually only looked back upon, most often not in a friendly manner. Romanticism is seen as ‘dreamy’ and kitsch, especially compared to the modernism that has shaped our daily life. Still, this exhibition in Cologne is about contemporary, romantic design. Over the past years, a fashionable desire for romanticism seems to have developed. The exhibit tries to explore this longing for beauty. harmony and a place of fulfilment.

Isn’t it Romantic? will be at the Museum of Applied Art Cologne until 21 April 2013.

Museum of Applied Art Cologne
An der Rechtschule
50667 Cologne

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Studio Bertjan Pot wishes y’all a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Masks in Miami with Galerie VIVID

December 4 – 9, 2012

Galerie VIVID
booth #G23
designmiami.com

 

For Design Miami 2012, Galerie VIVID presents new contemporary designs alongside several iconic pieces by Gerrit Rietveld, the great Dutch furniture designer and architect. A highlight of the exhibition will be an unused Rietveld Red Blue chair executed by Gerard A. van Groenekan. Galerie VIVID will debut an edition of four Bent Wood Tables by British artist, designer Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong and three new unique vases by Glithero (Sarah van Gameren and Tim Simpson). Also on display will be the bronze Recession Chair by Frank Tjepkema (Tjep.) and new Masks by Bertjan Pot.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Studio Bertjan Pot denounces contract with Italian Design Label Skitsch.

Press Release | Schiedam | 30 November 2012

 

Studio Bertjan Pot denounces contract with Italian Design Label Skitsch.

 

September 18th 2012, Studio Bertjan Pot has denounced her contract with Italian Design Label Skitsch. Reasons for this are breach of contract by Skitsch at various points and a very difficult communication.

Skitsch was asked to remove all designs by Studio Bertjan Pot from the collection and not to sell them any longer. This concerns the ‘Dazzle Chair’, ‘Speaker Box’ and ‘Pion’.

Table Lamp ‘Pion’ has a quality issue, the neck of the lampshade closes poorly to the base of the lamp which creates a fold in the lampshade. If you have purchased the lamp, Studio Bertjan Pot advises you to return it.

Studio Bertjan Pot hopes in this way to eventually also reach Skitsch.

 

Studio Bertjan Pot, founded in 2003 by Bertjan Pot is known interior designer of various products which are included in the collections of famous furniture manufacturers. Also acquires the Studio increasing fame with its ‘Masks’ which was this year’s winner at the Dutch Design Awards. Also won this year’s Studio Bertjan Pot woonbeurs pin. Studio Bertjan Pot in the future will always continue to surprise with innovative products that make you happy.
 
more information about Studio Bertjan Pot is available at www.bertjanpot.nl

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Downstairs in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

downstairs_8_step_DHPH_LRWe are happy to announce that the 8 step LED Downstairs chandelier, produced by DHPH, has been taken into the permanent collection of the Dutch Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, it will be on show from December 2012.

Address: Museumpark 18-20, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Masks represented in the Great Rotterdam Art Calendar 2013

The GRKK 2013 (29.7 x 34 cm, nearly three pounds) each day shows the work of a contemporary artist from Rotterdam. An independent group of experts selected the 365 artists (fashion) designers, photographers, architects, illustrators, etc.. The calendar can be bought for € 29.95 at (Rotterdam) bookstores, museum and other shops and via www.groterotterdamsekunstkalender.nl.

The Masks are represented on 24 February’s page.

Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013

ISBN 978 94 9060 Aug. 43 Sept.
370 pages
€ 29.95
www.groterotterdamsekunstkalender.nl

Friday, November 2, 2012

Masks take part in group exhibition ‘Elephant in the Room’ at Galerie Fons Welters

Bloemstraat 140

1016 LJ Amsterdam
3 November– 24 November 2012
Opening: Saturday 3 November, 5-7 pm Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1-6 pm

 

Galerie Fons Welters is proud to invite you to the group exhibition ‘Elephant in the Room’ curated by Louise Schouwenberg. The exhibition includes works by recently graduated designers from the Design Academy in Eindhoven and a series of works by Bertjan Pot.

(elephant in the room’ is a metaphor for an unavoidable truth that is usually being ignored.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dutch Design Awards: BEST AUTONOMOUS DESIGN: Masks by Studio Bertjan Pot

motivation of the International Jury:

In the execution, the concept of craftsmanship is central. Moreover, this work represents the development that a design can go through. The designer travels from his initial goal, a carpet, to a new work that is an absolute expression of free design: a mask. A cheerful and attractive design.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Disco Dome presented in Kortrijk with new producer DHPH

From 20-28 October 2012, DHPH will exhibit at Ventura Interieur 2012, which is an integrated part of Biennale INTERIEUR 2012.

They will present their current collection and surprise you with some new works (of which Disco Dome is one!) at the North entrance of the Kortrijk Xpo fairground, between Hal 5 and 6.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tonio de Roover and Bertjan Pot’s endless conversation continues on Tumblr.

After two exhibitions and a book, artist Tonio de Roover and Bertjan pot still can’t get enough of sharing thoughts. You can now see the continuation of them swapping pictures on their new Tumblr. page. http://toniobertjan.tumblr.com/

left: Bertjan | right: Tonio

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Making of the ‘Woonbeurspin’ by Ted Noten

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bertjan Pot is the winner of the Woonbeurs (furniture fair) Pin 2012

“With its clever products that are both inventive and practical, Bertjan Pot has spent years on the highest international level, “reports the jury on the Pinwinner. “This year, his striking chandelier ‘Stairway to heaven’ – an everyday kitchen staircase decorated with LEDs – was personally chosen by Philippe Starck as winner of the prestigious new Moooi Frame Award. Bertjan Pot has made ​​an important contribution the innovative quality and international reputation of Dutch interior design.”

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Postcard from B. Pot at exhibition ‘Wish you were here’

The exhibition ‘Wish you were here’ showcases an ambiguous and contradictory feeling; the longing feeling when experiencing absence and the anticipation of reunion.

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Masks nominated for Dutch Design Awards

This week, Dutch Design Awards (DDA) announced the names of the finalists. Divided into three main categories, 27 designs in total will compete for the prizes. The Masks of Studio Bertjan Pot were nominated in the category autonomous design. An international jury will decide who are going to carry off the awards.

All winners will be announced at an official award ceremony on Sunday, October 21 during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. That same week, from October 20 through October 28, the work of all finalists will be exhibited together in a special exhibition.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Masks at Gallery Oh, down under..

Friday, June 22, 2012

Duct-taped carpet and Masks at Villa Noailles, Huyères France

June 29th 2012 to September 30th 2012 – Villa Noailles, Montée Noailles, Huyères / France

Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, a life as patrons’, an exhibition with focus on african art pieces from the early 20th century, that Georges-Henry Rivière brought from Dakar to Djibouti to the Musée de l’Homme, sponsored by Charles de Noailles. French Designer David Dubois put together contemporary design pieces that Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles could have bought if they were living today.

 

 

 

 

June 29th 2012 till July 1st 2012 - Villa Noailles, Montée Noailles, Huyères / France

DESIGN PARADE 7 , 7th International Festival of Design. The festival brings together exhibitions and exchanges around an international competition open to young designers. In a manner similar to its fashion and photography festival, design parade furthers the assistance the villa Noailles provides towards young artists and unites designers, industry professionals, journalists and the public. One Duct-taped Carpet will be part of Tapis parade.

www.villanoailles-hyeres.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Masks at Amsterdam Trail / Wandering Spirits

May 27th and 28th, 12:00 – 18:00, Galerie Lemaire, Reguliersgracht 80, Amsterdam.

 

A tour along galleries specialized in tribal and Asiatic art. This year exhibits from contemporary artists will be displayed alongside the ethnographic art. The masks can be seen at Gallery Lemaire, they were specially made for this occasion.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

‘Stairway to Heaven’ wins first Frame Moooi Award

Wednesday april 18th 2012, at an official award’s ceremony and party held at magazzini generale in Milan, the results of the Frame Moooi Award were announced by Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders. Stairway to Heaven was crowned the overall winner of the competition. Jury, Phillipe Starck personally presented the prize.

‘Stairway to Heaven’ was designed for former distillery Wenneker which is considered to be the new temple of culture of Schiedam giving home to a cinema, theatre, centre for visual arts, dance studio and Grand Café Wenneker.’ Interior Design by Con’Fetti, Tables by Onno Donkers-Vormgeving, QUELLE FÊTE (disco ball) by Rotganzen.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Masks at exhibition ‘The threads that binds us’ in Milan | Fuori Salone 2012

Via Ventura 6, Lambrate Milano

Press preview: monday April 16th 2012, from 3pm to 8pm
Opening night: wednesday April 18th 2012, from 7pm to 10pm

Plusdesign Design Week opening hours:
Tuesday April 17th – Sunday April 22nd 2012, from 10am to 8pm
The exhibition will be open until June 30th 2012

THE THREADS THAT BIND US is a collective exhibition presenting the work of a selection of young designers active on the international scene and sharing the same interest in research into the design and construction of systems, processes and objects adopting a critical approach to input coming from everyday contemporary life. www.plusdesigngallery.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stairway to Heaven nominated for Frame-Moooi Award

The award’s juror, internationally celebrated designer Philippe Starck, has selected the top 10 finalists and will personally announce the winner in Milan. Starck selected the finalists with an anonymous approach, in that he didn’t know the designers’ names or countries of origins. ‘I’m often invited to judge competitions,’ Starck says. ‘I’m happy to say that the level of this one is clearly higher than average, a very nice surprise.’

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 18 April at Magazzini Generali (Via Pietrasanta 16, 20124 Milan), by invitation only. A press preview will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the ceremony and party set to commence at 9:30 p.m.

The party, which is themed Celebration to LIGHT!, will be hosted by Michele Caniato (President, Culture & Commerce) and include a special installation by artist Daniel Wurtzel. At the ceremony, the 10 finalists will be presented by designer Marcel Wanders and Philippe Starck will crown the winner.

Mosa Discussions #2: Fabrication

Mosa Discussions #2 – 29 maart 2012
MACC, Pedro de Medinalaan 1a, Amsterdam (IJburg)

Koninklijke Mosa organiseert in het Mosa Architectural Ceramics Center in samenwerking met ARCAM (Amsterdam) en TOPOS (Maastricht) een rondetafelgesprek met architect Erikjan Vermeulen (Concrete Architectural Associates) en ontwerper Bertjan Pot (Studio Bertjan Pot).Onder leiding van Tracy Metz zullen zij over hun persoonlijke aspiraties en drijfveren spreken. Het overkoepelende thema van de avond zal zijn fabrication. Dit rondetafelgesprek vormt de twee­de in een nieuwe reeks getiteld Mosa Discussions.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bertjan Pot – Kunst4Kids

no block4 t/m 19 juli 2009

For the fifth time Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging a selling exhibition especially for children. At Art4Kids they can buy screen prints by well-known artists. The Art4Kids exhibition is not open to adults.

From 4 to19 July Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be showing dozens of screen prints in limited editions by well-known artists. Children can visit the exhibition and choose works of art for
€ 30 each. All the works are numbered and signed, but the artists’ names won’t be shown with the relevant screen prints in the exhibition, so the children won’t be influenced by the well-known names but will make their choice based on what they like.
After they’ve chosen a screen print and it’s been paid for they can take it away (maximum two works per child). Previous selling exhibitions have always been a great success and have encouraged many hundreds of children to buy their first work of art.

Masks@tumblr.

See all masks now on: http://ropemasks.tumblr.com/

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tonio de Roover & Bertjan Pot – Een gesprek

Grote Zalen
februari 18th – march 18th 2012
Opening february 18th, 17:00

Artist Tonio de Roover invites product designer Bertjan Pot in his installation. Tonio’s work consists of autonomous structures that refer to design, sculpture and painting. Bertjans designs often arise from a materials research. In an earlier exhibition entitled ‘why a conversation between Tonio and Bertjan takes such along time’, they reflected their work in a joint presentation. It was not clear who created what. The presentation in Pictura is a sequel, where they do not only share results but inspiration as well.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Rits at Oranienbaum Exhibition

the_rits_salmon_front_Jan_Willem_Heuthorst_LR
April 26th 2012 till september 30th 2012

In the summer of 2012, Oranienbaum Palace will be hosting an exhibition of contemporary Dutch Design and fashion in combination with historical artefacts from the Dutch Royal Archives. Built for Henriette Catharina, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau, Oranienbaum is part of the heritage of the House of Orange-Nassau. With a major conservation and refurbishment process nearing completion, the palace and its park have been restored to their former grandeur.

 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dutch Profiles: Bertjan pot

This new film on Bertjan Pot was created as part of the DutchDFA program. Enjoy..

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kopfkino – Bertjan Pot live in LantarenVenster

Donderdag 9 februari vertoont ontwerper Bertjan Pot zijn inspiratiebronnen door vertoning van oa Youtube fragmenten. Hij wordt daarover bevraagd door Nous Faes.

Hoofdfilm:’Bill Cunningham New York’ uit 2010.

Het programma vindt plaats in LantarenVenster, in prettige samenwerking met OBJECT Rotterdam dat in Las Palmas plaatsvindt. We beginnen al vroeg: 17.00 u en het einde wordt verwacht om 19.00.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tiebreak a winner of ‘The Best of Best’ of the Interior Innovation Award 2012

tiebreak_black_Richard_Becker_LR

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tiebreak launched at Imm Cologne 2012

tiebreak_blue_Richard_Becker_LRThere are not that many soft-skin outdoor chairs. Mostly you bring a pillow outside to sit down into your garden furniture and then take it back inside when it starts to rain. In the net we saw the possibility to make a soft (comfortable) outdoor-chair. Our advice: Put on a T-shirt, a pair of flip-flops and give your shirt and tie a break. Off course ‘Tiebreak’ can be used indoor as well. Tiebreak is part of Richard Lamperts Outdoor furniture collection.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Heracleum nominated for the Design of the Year 2012 by the Design Museum

heracleum_copper_on_WB_1_Moooi_LRThe nominations for the Designs of the Year have now been announced. We are very happy to tell you that Heracleum was nominated in the Product Category. All the nominations will be on show at the Designs of the Year exhibtion at the Design Museum, opening to the public on 8 February 2012. Category winners and the overall winner will be announced at the Awards Night at the Design Museum on 24 April.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bertjan pot @ Tumblr.

Through life everybody collects images. You either store them in the memory carousel, or you just take a picture. It is satisfying to put them all together. At tumblr. I found the place to make some of my private pictures public. Slides of the odd, interesting, pretty and funny side of things and situations.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

‘Empty Seat’ nominated for the Thonet Mart Stam Prize

24|11|2011, RDM Campus Congrescentrum, Heijplaatstraat 23

Of twenty entries for the Thonet Mart Stam prize 2011, three nominations were selected. The award is an initiative of Thonet and magazine “the Architect” and is issued this year for the fifth time. The Thonet Mart Stam Prize is a prize for designers, aiming to realize an innovative seat design for the project- and consumer-market. She is annually awarded to the best seat design of the year. The ceremony will take place in the former dry dock of the RDM in Rotterdam.

Exhibition ‘Face Value’ with Bertjan Pot, 75B, Sophie Krier and Marga Weimans

17|11|2011 – 08|01|2012
TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam (di – zo, 11 – 18.00 uur)

In the exhibition Face Value, four established designers abandon their commercial bestsellers, winning house style designs or attractive logos and actually show the work in which they seek, hesitate or fail. What is the value of autonomy, authenticity and originality – so characteristic for the work of a visual artist – in the practice of product designer Bertjan Pot, graphic designers 75B, designer Sophie Krier and fashion designer Marga Weimans?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

‘New Energy in Design and Art ‘ at Museum Boymans van Beuningen

 

29|10|2011 – 26|02|2012, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

New Energy in Design and Art is an exhibition about energy and the search for a new balance in our living environment. Artists, designers and progressive thinkers present their (alternative) ideas about our consumption of energy.

The exhibition features surprising, strange and sometimes unimaginable objects and sculptures that deal with the theme of sustainable progress. Some are poetic, others are alienating or perhaps brilliant. But they all relevant. This exhibition will be an eye-opener.

New Energy in Design and Art demonstrates how we can think differently about the consumption of energy. In Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen sustainable progress will be approached and presented in an art-historical context.

The artists and designers in this exhibition (including Atelier NL, the duo Auger-Loizeau, Joris Laarman, Philippe Rahm, Bertjan Pot, Michiel van Bakel, John Körmeling, Oskar de Kiefte, Eric Klarenbeek, Mike Thompson, Panamarenko, Jurgen Bey, mischer’traxler, Gerrit van Bakel, Dunne & Raby, Jeroen Verhoeven,  Zoe Papadopoulou, Design Drift and Theo Jansen) no longer think in terms of utopian ideas but show us pure reality. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen attempts to bring this reality into contact with our imagination.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

‘TOTEM AND TABOO’ Complexity and relationships between Art and Design

30|09|2011  -  20|11|2011, Freiraum quartier 21 INTERNATIONAL MuseumsQuartier Vienna

    led_zeppelin_on_studio_dark_SBP_LR   masks_021B_SBP_LR

 

Totem and Taboo is an exhibition exploring the relationship between art and design. Since the 1960s, artists have been openly influenced by objects and persons from the field of design and have integrated designers items into their works, some of the best-known exponents being Donald Judd, Franz West and Richard Artschwager. Conversely, designers have also appropriated concepts and elements of the art world. The exhibition concentrates on a second generation of artists and designers active today.

Aligning itself with the popular description of design as “applied art”, Totem and Taboo takes the hypothetical position of art functioning as a close relative of design. That metaphor of “family” brought WAASO, the workgroup of authors and curators responsible for the project, to the title Totem and Taboo. The phrase was coined by Sigmund Freud in 1910, at the very beginnings of modern design. He defines “totem” as an object representing an absent relative, while “taboo” reflects a fear of incest or improper relations within the family. Though not referring directly to art and design, WAASO has interpreted the text as an appropriate model to view the relationship between these two creative disciplines.

‘A Room with a View’ retrospective exhibition of Studio Bertjan Pot at INSIDE DESIGN Amsterdam

INSIDE DESIGNINSIDE DESIGN23|09|2011  -  25|09|2011
Ben van Meerendonkstraat (De witte kaap), Amsterdam IJburg

with: LED Zeppelin, Slim Table, Rotten Tomatoes, Rietveld boogie-woogie, Empty seats, Pitstop, Enzo Enzo, Duct-taped Carpets, Disco Dome, Non-Camo Netting, Masks, Revolving Chandeliers and The Biggest Crap Ever Crapped.

(Tables, chairs, bean bags, rugs, sofas, lamps and stuff ..)

‘Heracleum’ nominated for the Dutch Design Awards, category Best Consumer product

heracleum_copper_on_WB_1_Moooi_LR22|10|2011, The Award Ceremony will take place in ‘Muziekgebouw Eindhoven’

A decorative LED lamp inspired by the Heracleum Plant. The white leaves/lenses ramify from one branch creating a very technical, natural structure. By using the technique of coating conductive layers, the lamp is very thin and delicate. A design not possible by using normal wires.

Monday, August 1, 2011

‘The Nylon Garland’ at Exhibition ‘Another Dimension’ at CBK Rotterdam

02|09|2011  -  02|10|2011, Nieuwe Binnenweg 75

Een onderzoek naar 3D printing

vrijdag 02 september 2011 – zondag 02 oktober 2011
Laat je verrassen en inspireren door ontwerpers die de grenzen opzoeken van 3D design. Gastcurator Zelda Beauchampet heeft voor ‘Another Dimension’ bijzondere projecten geselecteerd van nationale en internationale ontwerpers die met de techniek van 3D printing een nieuwe impuls geven aan design.
Atelier Ted Noten | Haunted by 36 Women
Freedom of Creation | 3D Typeface
Bertjan Pot | Nylon Garland
Dirk Vander Kooij | Endless
Markus Kayser | Solar Sinter
Alissia Melka-Teichroew | Jointed Jewels
Studio Wieki Somers | Consume or Conserve
Unfold i.s.m. Tim Knapen | L’Artisan Electronique

De feestelijke opening van ‘Another Dimension, Explore 3D Printing’ is op vrijdag 2 september van 19.00 tot 21.00 uur. Tijdens de opening is ontwerpduo Unfold, in samenwerking met Tim Knapen, live in actie te zien met hun 3D printer L’Artisan Electronique.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Font of the Loom ‘The making of’ by Designguide.tv

11|06|2011, Opening at the textile museum Tilburg.

 

Bertjan Pot presents his new tablecloths today for the textile museum in Tilburg. Designguide.tv was commissioned to make this ‘making of’ movie of his project ‘Font of the loom’ which takes us through his process of designing a typeface that could be weaved with pixel precise fabric bonds.

Bertjan chose to use a series of texts downloaded from wikipedia and used those to weave the tablecloths with. At first view the tablecloths look a little mundane but when you look closer you’ll see biographies of Michael Jackson or a detailed description of what a Haiku is. The most important thing is, according to Bertjan, not the content of the texts but the actual letter and with this project he tries to bring across the beauty of typography with technical precision.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Interview by the SIAT

17|05|2011, Schiedam

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DutchDesign is an undergraduate field school and research program offered by the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Under the directorship of Russell Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Design, a research was conducted in the area of design and innovation in the Netherlands. DutchDesign is part of a larger research project that has been studying the same phenomena in Italy with the ItaliaDesign Field School program since 2004. The most significant contribution to the field are the interviews conducted in the Netherlands with leading designers, thinkers, architects and design manufacturers. Each year, the new team builds on the previous year’s research. DutchDesign is an open source network that values above all knowledge-share on a global scale.