Toegepast 16: Les Nouveaux


For the sixteenth year in a row Design Platform Limburg offers recently graduated designers the chance to show their work and develop their talent. This year the coaching of the designers was done by the fashion designer duo Ti + Hann.
Out of forty candidates, five recently graduated designers were selected to show some pieces of their collections in Z33. The exhibition displays a range of disciplines: from graphical design to jewellery and product design.

We invite you to travel through their thoughts, inspirations and ideas and discover their world of design.
The exhibition ‘Toegepast 16: Les Nouveaux’ can be viewed in from October 30, 2011 till February 5, 2012 in Z33, Hasselt. Opening night on Saturday October 29 at 7.30pm and you’re invited!

Niek Kosten (25) PHL – graphical design
acitivism and visual identity
A visual research into identity that leads to a manifest. Making the abstract tangible through grafical design can clearly be done in different ways. The interpretation of the audience leads the way: is the installation of Niek Kosten fanatical or just innocent enthousiasm?

Lore Langendries (23) PHL – jewellery design
In between industrial designer and craftswoman

Lore Langendries focuses on the layering of jewellery. The tension field between industrial and craft design is being studied, played with and shifted. How does one thing lead to the other and vice versa? A pharmacist bottle will explain .

Shana Teugels (24) Sint-Lucas Antwerp – jewellery design
Jewellery designer meets Barbie.

To Shana Teugels there is no “between kitsch and design”, because all kitsch is art. That may not work for everybody, but it certainly does for her. It glitters and sparkles, it rejects and attracts. But no matter what the reactions of the audience are; there is always some form of fascination.

Dik Scheepers (33) ABKM Maastricht – product design
The imperfectionist. 
According to Dik Scheepers, wer’re not taking any risks anymore. We’d rather get a chair at IKEA than make one of our own. Dik is the living proof that having skills and knowledge of materials doesn’t hinder you, but that it are excatly these factors that can inspire you to create your best work.

Jihyun Ryou (30) Design Academy Eindhoven
Designer of the daily stuff

Inspired by proverbial wisdom, Jihyun Ryou puts our modern world upside down. Not even that long ago, we lived hassle-free without a refrigerator. Can design turn back time, without living in the past?

29.10 to 02.05.12