La Terrasse vol.1
"Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface" Hugo Von Hofmannsthal Book of Friends
Surfaces unite contradictory qualities. They simultaneously denote a superficial external skin and demarcate the silent depth assimilated within the object. This meeting point between inside and outside involves an intensity of materials and an investment of thoughts, presumptions, and curiosities. Smooth, curved, flat, plain, soft—surfaces unveil fragments of the designer’s yesterday and construct his or her tomorrow, building an interwoven manifestation of cultural attributions and incorporeal existence. As Hugo Von Hofmannsthal stated in Book of Friends, "Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface." This presentation of work will explore the dimensions that shape the surface in the context of aesthetics and materials.
Each designer will present his or her own interpretation of surface.
The surface will be defined in a frame of 20x20cm.
This surface will then generate its own unique object.
This object will demand its own utopia from its designer.
This exhibition is thus less about past process than about future possibilities. As the surface constitutes the membrane between the knowable, visual and tactile reality and the unknowable depths that spark imaginative questioning, so each project will transcend its physical limits to suggest the hypothetical world that surrounds it.
Dutch Design Week 2015