toegepast 15: breeds new designers in its 15th edition


‘Inside Jewelry’ by Liesbet Bussche

After a lot of traveling I was happy to visit an exciting exhibition nearby to Maastricht today. Design Platform Limburg and Z33 have organised the 15th edition of Toegepast, which every year, since 1996, focuses its support on recent graduates. The idea being that the selected designers receive a budget of 1000 Euros and coaching for a period of 1 year. A good start for fresh creatives. The result is presented in a group exhibition which consists of individual work. This year’s emerging creatives are Liesbet Bussche, Rocco Verdult, Andries Vanvinckenroye, Jon Stam and Mieke Dierckx. All of them were coached by Belgian fashion design duo Ti+Hann, which decided that this year’s edition should have the title ‘Meeting’.

‘Brench 2’ by Andries Vanvinckenroye

Andries wants to combine nature and industry without abusing nature but adding value to it. This bench is an extension of his concept called ‘brench’.

‘Doosrennen’ by Rocco Verdult

Rocco used his budget to make a show which presents his ‘experience design’ work of the last years. ‘Doosrennen’ is a video of a box run, a run where a person runs in a box, he did in the city of Eindhoven.

‘Imaginary Museum’ by Jon Stam

A vintage View-Master which displays various images through a catalogue of cards. Unlike the traditional View-Master the content appears on an a laptop screen.

‘Jewelery’ by Mieke Dierckx

Jewelery inspired by the béguinage, the building where the Toegepast exhibition is. The pieces are expressed through handicraft and bobbin lace-making.

Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 ‘My home is in my suitcase’
by fashion designers and Toegepast 15 coaches Ti+Hann

Toegepast 15, means ‘Applied 15’ in English. The exhibition runs till 12th December 2010 at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium. There is also an interesting show next door called ‘Re-Thinking Granulation’ of silver artist David Huycke, which is one of the most important contemporary silver artist in Flanders, area in Belgium.

Entry of the Toegepast 15 ‘Meeting’ exhibition on the 2nd floor

Ti+Hann were also responsible for the design of the exhibition. The girls came up with the idea of putting white carpet through the whole space. The visitors will leave traces of dirt on the bright floor. These footprints underline ‘Meeting’, the title of the show.

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  2. What a nice review on this exhibition. I am in Liege soon and it seems to be worth to go to Hasselt as well. Grtz Jan