HKU Design is proud to present the work of six alumni during this year’s Milan Design Week, or ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile’, from 17 to 22 April.
The works being exhibited transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines and is characterised by the pivotal role that research plays in the working methods and design process applied. It adopts a critical and analytical perspective which is focused primarily on the limits of the design discipline, the essence of communication and choice of materials and the link between design and society in general.
Anouk Wipprecht’s dress responds to the viewer; it encourages debate concerning assumptions relating to the trade and uniqueness versus industrial and uniform.
Charlotte Wagemaker immersed herself in material research. The abstraction of her meticulous experimentation is expressed in a surprisingly accessible application.
Jesse Nortier encourages debate on the medium photography, while toying with topics including the commonplace, context and scale.
Lieke Jildou de Jong deconstructs the systems within society, using the individual components to construct a parallel world which is halfway between Utopia and a feasible ideal.
Merel Bekking combines genuine amazement with aesthetics. She used day-old chicks, which are basically residual waste from the factory farming sector and sold and per kilo, to fabricate accessories and decorations.
Pluc Plaatsman’s designs are intended to provide a positive incentive for the mixed Dutch-Arabic society in the Netherlands.
HKU Design at Salone Internazionale in Milan
17 to 22 April 2012
10.00 to 22.00 hours
Zona Lambrata, Via Massimiano 6, 20134, Milano