Last month, OBJECT Rotterdam celebrated contemporary craft with its latest edition at the NAi/The New Institute. The show embraced every aspect of design: product and industrial design, fashion and architectural design, crossing the border with arts and crafts. The presentations were edgy and innovative, featuring high-quality pieces, varying from delicate jewelry to monumental furniture.
One highlight of the show included Berlin-based designer Lina-Marie Koeppen, who sold two of her pieces to be installed in the famous Droog Design Hotel that recently opened in Amsterdam; and the visit of fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier who took an hour of his free time to visit OBJECT and to chat with participants Lizan Freijsen, Dinie Besems, and Dutch design icon Tejo Remy, whose work he highly admires.
Hosun Ching and Raw Color displays
Joeny Veldhuyzen van Zanten and Floris Hovers displays
We Like Art Walls, Studio rENs
Gallery Judy Straten and Studio Lizan Freijsen displays
Atelier Roos Gomperts and Kim De Ruysscher diplays
Organized at a new location, the first stand-alone edition of OBJECT Rotterdam attracted over 5,000 visitors over the four days.
Photos courtesy of Denis Guzzo, Monique Tieleman and Pauline Egge