Marije Vogelzang to teach “Food Non Food” at Design Academy Eindhoven

From next September on, students at Design Academy Eindhoven will be able tograduate in a completely new specialisation: "Food Non Food". Renowned "eating designer" Marije Vogelzang (who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2000) will be the Head of this new department, working together with Earlwyn Covington (who previously launched "Thinking Food Design" with Marc Brétillot and Jean-Charles Amey), Arne Hendriks, Mara Skujeniece and Robert Adolfsson.

Birgit Severin, Lifetimes & Ashes

From 16th century Vanitas paintings to contemporary design: Berlin-based designer Birgit Severin, currently exhibited at DMY Berlin and at the Bensimon Gallery, Paris, found inspiration into Flemish 16th and 17th centuries still lifes for her "Lifetimes" series. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate intended her rubber vases to show different stages of the inevitable decay of life and beauty, underlining "vanity" as vacuity - mixing up-to-date production techniques with handcraft. "The process uses 3D printing, rubber rotation casting and freehand modeling to produce a flowing, matte surface overlayed with a sparkling pattern of jewel-like dots", the designer details. (...)

Maarten de Ceulaer, Leather Collection

Le designer belge Maarten de Ceulaer a présenté à l'occasion du salon de Milan 2013 une "Leather Collection" dans la veine de ses travaux de fin d'études à la Design Academy Eindhoven (exposés en 2008). Des tiroirs tendus de cuir, dissociables les uns des autres, s'assemblent pour créer des combinaisons variées. Maarten de Ceulaer a créé le design, tandis que l'artisan Ralph Baggaley, spécialiste du travail du cuir, a réalisé la fabrication de la "Leather Collection". In the same vein as his Design Academy Eindhoven's graduation work in 2008, Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer introduced his "Leather Collection" during the Milan design week 2013. The separate leather, suitcase-like drawers can be stacked and arranged to create various combinations. Maarten de Ceulaer designed and created the "Leather Collection" in collaboration with leather artisan Ralph Baggaley.

Joao Abreu Valente, Teapot

Le designer industriel Joao Abreu Valente (diplômé de l'école des beaux-arts de Lisbonne et de la Design Academy d'Eindhoven) a réalisé son service à thé en céramique à partir d'un unique moule. Industrial designer Joao Abreu Valente (who graduated from the Lisboa School of Arts & the Eindhoven Design Academy) manufactured his series of teapot and crockery from a single mould.

Alicia Ongay-Perez, Inside Out II

Deux silhouettes incongrues, ventres enflés et pattes en l'air : au milieu de la d'exposition des travaux de diplômes de la Design Academy d'Eindhoven, le projet "Inside Out" de la designer britannique Alicia Ongay-Perez figurait au nombre des plus intrigants. They cut two big-bellied, legs-in-the-air strange silhouettes in the middle of the show: Among her fellow graduated students from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Alicia Ongay-Perez's "Inside Out II" creatures were among the most intriguing pieces.

Studio WM, Lightness in Lines

Le studio de design WM a récemment présenté sa nouvelle collection de mobilier et objets pour la maison, Lightness in Lines. Les designers néerlandais Wendy Legro et Maarten Collignon ont créé lampes, sièges, tables d'appoint et bureau dont les lignes éthérées contrastent avec le choix des solides matériaux. Frappante illusion d'optique, l'aérienne suspension lumineuse Gradient Light est pourtant faite de verre soufflé artisanalement, son abat-jour arborant un subtil dégradé de couleur. Design Studio WM recently introduced their Lightness in Lines new collection of interior products. Dutch designers Wendy Legro and Maarten Collignon have created lamps, chairs, sidetables and a desk with ethereal lines - but pretty strong materials. The best example of optical illusion is to be found in the Gradient Light, a pendant lamp made from hand-blown glass, colour subtely fading onto its lampshade.

Jonathan Hofmeijer, House Archive – Furniture as a biography

Sorte de version améliorée des meubles classeurs industriels, la House Archive de Jonathan Hofmeijer n'a pas manqué d'attirer l'attention des visiteurs de l'exposition des étudiants de la Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE). Inspired by the kind of filing cabinets one can find in municipal offices, Jonathan Hofmeijer's House Archive caught our eye at the Design Academy Eindhoven's graduation exhibition.