Hands Off - New Dutch Design At The Confluence Of Technology & Craft-1

Hands Off | New Dutch Design At The Confluence Of Technology & Craft

The Museum of Craft and Design is excited to present “Hands Off,” an exhibition that celebrates Dutch influences in contemporary art, design, architecture, and fashion. “Hands Off” highlights the new theories of design and production that are taking root in design firms across the Netherlands, including Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Maastricht.

see also, NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2015 BY COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, NY


Featuring the work of approximately 20 designers from design hubs across the Netherlands including Eindhoven, Amsterdam and Utrecht, Hands-Off showcases the development of innovative production materials, the reinterpretation of old technologies, and new ways leading Dutch designers are influencing and interacting with the world of
craft and design.


In conjunction with the exhibit, featured designers will be flown in for guest appearances, speaker series events, and workshops on 3D printing, all directed at furthering dialogue and market opportunities among Bay Area tech companies, arts colleges, and the general community. One such designer in Hands Off, Anouk Wipprecht, has been doing a residency at San Francisco software company Autodesk since the spring of 2014. Autodesk sees incredible value in Ms. Wipprecht’s ‘fashion tech’ 3D design thinking. With their support, she is working on a 3D printed ‘spider dress’ that houses sensors controlled by interactive software;essentially the garment reacts to the wearer’s environment. Wipprecht has accepted a subsequent residency at Autodesk that will coincide with the Hands Off exhibition, where she will exhibit her ‘spider dress’.
Artists in the exhibition are: Daniël de Bruin, Raw Color, Grietje Schepers, Eric Klarenbeek, Tiddo Bakker, Martijn Koomen, Dirk Vander Kooij, Random Studio: Petrovsky & Ramone, DUS Architects, Borre Akkersdijk, Mahmud Hassani & Massoud Hassani, Aoife Wuller, Jólan van der Wiel, Ted Noten, Anouk Wipprecht, Dennis Parren, Marcel Wanders.

see also, NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS 2015 BY COOPER HEWITT MUSEUM, NY

Organized and Curated by the Museum of Craft and Design
Guest Curator: Zahid Sardar
Exhibit Design: Ted Cohen
Registrar & Curatorial assistant: Ariel Zaccheo
09.09.2015 – 13.09.2015
All Day
Museum of Craft and Design