woonidee: stand – academy of fine arts maastricht

another story from the fair in utrecht: our academy has an own stand. actually, I think it is in a big contrast to the other stands. I think, the others come off badly, because you just find commercial brands (hello, this is about the students … and if you want to “boast”m why don’t you take some of the ‘premier’ brands) and the stands are created loveless. sorry if I come across as “self-boasting”, myself.

another thing I do not understand: how can a fair who is in its first edition call itself: ‘the best living fair in the netherlands’ ? what about you guys let the visitors decide ? I am quite sure, this is bad marketing, too.

here are some impressions of “our” stand abk maastricht so you guys can get a feeling whether my claims could be right. our stand is a stand to interact which I find great. made by passionate students:

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here is a sticky idea of jana walliser
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first you need a chewing gum…

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…after chewing you put it on the wall…

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…and the chair receives colour

dinner with designers

I was in utrecht (if people say that amsterdam is a great dutch city they haven’t been in utrecht yet) in the last 2 days and spend a great evening with some former design academy students. stephan siepermann and jeroen wesselink have their studio in an old moat in the city centre of utrecht. koen lomans cooked a perfect dinner, my favourite beefsteak included. we had some wine and obviously a lot of fun.

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‘leaft’ lamp – stephan siepermann (you can find the hanging version above)

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‘saddle’ chair – jeroen wesselink

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in the mix – work of both

| stephan siepermann |
| jeroen wesselink |
| jan koen lomans |

item idem on a party

I found this today. from last year’s the great indoors awards afterparty.

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fabian von spreckelsen and me with item idem’s asa warschafsky

bernhard willhelm opened his first shop in tokyo on february 4th 2006. the design-duo item idem created an environment inspired by the shelters of japanese homeless which are build with found objects, cardboards, blue plastic and waste of the consumerist society.

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‘this shop is the ideal palace for a dandy-homeless.’

| item idem |
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