THE HEALING COLLECTION
CURATED BY RIVE ROSHAN
The Healing Collection addresses the current themes of our times by looking at how designers and artists are influencing the process of healing the planet, society, and the individual. By bringing together Dutch-based designers and artists from various backgrounds and parts of the world we reflect on these questions and respond to some real-life questions that the year 2020 has brought to the forefront of civilization. The planet, society, and our own personal health. The collection is presented on a mirrored landscape of flowing water, the substance that fills our bodies keeps us alive and that the Netherlands has been built on. The designers selected for the exhibition include; BCXSY, Lindey Cafsia and Studio Carbon, Fransje Gimbrere, A. Vetra, Yoon Seok-Hyeon, and work from Rive Roshan’s own artistic practice. Curatorial choices have been made based on with attention to the times we are living in, a diverse view on design, and respect for the planet. BCXSY has worked with laboratorio morseletto to create the Bicolore bench that shows the natural edge between the colors of stone, giving an idea of the unusual moment when different rocks came together. The pieces that would usually be imperfect are revealed in their sculptural bench.
A. VETRA /
Volta is a hand-knotted rug that embodies a timeless aesthetic language, inspired by visual memories and chromatic harmonies of Mediterranean lands.
It translates architectural shapes into a simple rhythmic layout and a strong tactile finish. Golden arches draw a soft change of glow, creating depth juxtaposing different types of fibers. Soft yarns and rough surfaces are carefully combined to create a multilayered effect, using traditional Tibetan knot techniques. The high pile arches laying on top of a flat base gives the impression that one carpet rests on top of another. The richness in structures and materials describes the virtuosic of technical artisanal knowledge and aims to elevate tactility.
Volta is hand-knotted in the highest quality in Nepal (A+: 152.000 knot/sqm).
€ 7250 ex. VAT
FRANSJE GIMBRERE /
STANDING TEXTILES / ACOUSTIC EDITION / RAE
“Standing Textile(s)” are built up, thread by thread, on a custom-made weaving loom. 3D-woven configurations are experimentally discovered on the spot, creating intriguing tactile volumes. The lack of support and hollowness might make them seem on the edge of breaking, but their open structures are strong and sturdy.Read more
This new method of weaving allows for endless possibilities in shape, use of colour, and material and, therefore, in application. From brightly coloured, recycled plastic dividing walls to sound reducing lamps from paper yarn.
“Standing Textile(s)” arose from an experimental textile research, driven by the desire to bring textile into the interior in a different way than we are used to. The research consciously awards the value of artisanal textile production techniques, explores its unseen possibilities, and questions the use of textiles today.
An urge to create a new and more tactile identity and atmosphere lead me to research new materials for a new skin for the “Standing Textile(s)” sculptures. The research resulted in an acoustics-improving special edition collection, including this one-of-a-kind freestanding cabinet, “Pagoda”, existing out of three levels. The lightweight 3D, handwoven structures are coated with eco-friendly material, made from a mixture of recycled paper fibers, and biodegradable glue, which, once applied, not only leaves an attractive tactile surface but absorbs sound and improves acoustics within interiors.Read less
€ 2100-9600 ex. VAT
Read the exclusive interview in Adorno Editorial
“The common thread is that all of the designers selected are working with different materials in new and unexpected ways. Either through taking traditional processes and techniques and re-thinking the way that they work with those techniques or by completely inventing new materials and techniques in unexpected ways either through technology or by hand.”
– Rive Roshan, curators of the Dutch collection, “The Healing Collection”
RIVE ROSHAN /
SAND IN MOTION
Movement caught in a moment of time through 3D-printed sand objects made with sand from the Bavarian river banks. “Sand in Motion” captures a glimpse of movement through distinctive sharp form, creating a mesmerizing display of light and shadow.
The “Pleat Chair” is a functioning chair made using the 3D printed sand technique.
Limited edition of 8 plus 2 Artist Proof.
Twist vessel: € 600
Side Table: € 6000
Chair: € 9000
LIMITED EDITIONS: 8
|Full dimensions (cm)||50x56x74|
|Material||3D Printed Sand|
YOON SEOK-HYEON /
OTT – ANOTHER PARADIGMATIC CERAMIC / TABLEWARE COLLECTION
Glazed ceramic pieces are not recyclable for their re-production and they mostly end up in a landfill. In this process, various ground pollutions are caused by chemical and toxic particles resulting from some glazings. “It’s a shame that clay, one of the most natural materials, is treated in this way”, says designer Seok-hyeon Yoon. Technically, the clay itself is reusable as chamotte, baked clay powder; however, glassy ingredients of glazing complicate ceramic recycling because, when they are baked as one, they fuse together, then the earth is not pure anymore.
So, I searched for alternative glazings and found out “Ott”, known as Korean traditional lacquering material. It’s a natural resin from the Ott tree and was widely used as glazing for woodenware in the past. To glaze Ott on the ceramic surface, it doesn’t need to be baked as it just drys out. I discovered an interesting fact that it evaporates when it’s heated with the high temperature in kilns. It means that we can get clean earth again and re-utilize it.
This project aims for actualizing ceramic recycling for its re-production through introducing potentials of alternative glazing, Ott, by applying it on domestic ceramic objects to experiment with its practicalities and aesthetics.
This handmade product’s Ott lacquer is a natural resin derived from trees, therefore, it can be irregular in shape, colour, and finishing.Read less
€ 440-1300 ex. VAT
|Full dimensions (cm)||23x23x33|
BICOLORE functions as an expandable form language, visualizing and honoring the particular characteristics of the Vicenza Stone, as well as the correlation between volumes in the immense spaces in the subterranean mazes of the quarries.Read more
Laboratorio Morseletto is a family-owned company, internationally acclaimed for over a century for its high skill, innovation, and craftsmanship in Vicenza Stone and various types of marble.
Since it was founded, the company has worked on countless commissions with some of the greatest names in the fields of architecture, design, art, and sculpture – Carlo Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass, Frank Gehry, David Chipperfield, Gino Bogoni and Roberto Burle Marx – to name just a few. It was a great honor to be invited to visit Laboratorio Morseletto’s facilities, explore their surroundings and design the company’s first ever own collection.
Vicenza Stone comes in just three colors – gray, yellow, and white, and at first sight may seem rather humble. Yet, a closer look reveals a whole universe of embedded tiny fossils – an evidence for the stone’s ancient origin, while a depth of delicate variations in color and structure provides it with a distinctive warmth.
Wandering through Laboratorio Morseletto’s colossal, mesmerizing underground Berici Hills quarries, we were drawn to their deeper areas where the yellow and gray stones meet. The unique historical and natural narrative illustrated through this peculiar phenomenon has formed the core of the collection.Read less
15.336 € ex. VAT
LINDEY CAFSIA & STUDIO CARBON / MORPHS
Sustainability and circularity are important aspects of the designs. We use bio-based composites in which cow-dung is the main ingredient. This material is available in large amounts around the world and is rather seen as waste instead of precious raw material.Read more
MORPHS is a family composed of five cubical objects. Each piece is of a different size and interacts with the impression of a sphere in different ways. Both the size of the cube and the sphere are morphing. The interaction between the cubes and the sphere is symbolic of the lasting impression humans leave on earth. The only difference is that we present an opposite scenario, where the sphere representing the earth has left a clear and lasting impression on objects in our daily life.
Our pieces have a stony structure and resemble concrete and ceramics, but are lighter in weight. The production is handmade and no glazing is used. In this way, each piece can be reused as raw material after its intended usage period. All our pieces receive a thermal treatment during production. They are odor-free and safe for indoor use. We choose for simplicity and serenity, using basic shapes and giving space to the material characteristics.
The pieces can be used in different ways such as candle holders, key holders, etc. We encourage the imagination of users to determine the use according to their needs. We make art of natural materials to create joy in our daily life and leave a positive impression on our beloved planetRead less
€ 70-120 ex. VAT
|Full dimensions (cm)||17x17x12, 17x17x14, 17x17x18, 17x17x9, 30x30x5|
|Weight (kg)||2, 3, 4, 5|