Mutant matter: design in the Anthropocene era

Designers Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders (Eindhoven-based studio Daphna Laurens) have imagined the scenography of the most recent Dutch Invertuals collective exhibition. First introduced during the Milan Salone, "Mutant Matter" explores the new era we have entered, the "Anthropocene era – a new geological age where human making has realigned the processes of nature, forever blurring the boundaries between the natural and the man-made." "Designers are beginning to consider not only the complications caused by these vast ecological changes, but also the potential," explain Dutch Invertuals members Caroline & FranklinTill "Humankind used to take the materials of nature offered and make them into something new. Now, there’s a new stage in the cycle, as nature takes human materials and transforms them once more. The making materials of today become the mined resources of tomorrow. Plastics are written into the fossil record. Industrial waste streams decay into intriguing new substances."

Kvadrat, Hallingdal 65 – Sleek picks, Milan 2012

Plus qu'une simple marque : le nom de Kvadrat a été associé à de nombreux événements de la scène du design.Patricia Moroso et Giulio Ridolfo ont choisi de célèbres commissaires, tels Soren Rose, Ilse Crawford, Constance Rubini et Tord Boontje, qui ont eux-mêmes sélectionné les designers chargés de réinterpréter le célèbre tissu Hallingdal (oeuvre de l'iconique designer Nanna Ditzel en 1965). More than a just a brand: Kvadrat's name has been associated to many a design event. Patricia Moroso and Giulio Ridolfo appointed famous curators, such as Soren Rose, Ilse Crawford, Constance Rubini and Tord Boontje, to select designers that would reinterpret the famous Hallingdal fabric (designed by Nanna Ditzel in 1965).