___Transnatural is part of the Dutch Design Week 2017 at the VDMA building in Eindhoven. The label launches the new designs Hairy Tales and the Wood Crystals collection.
Hairy Tales creates a sustainable surface-altering process through the use of the natural and abundant material of hair. In the printing process human carbonized hair creates graphic patterns on diverse metal of modular objects.
The Wood Crystals are developed to give wild bees burrows in which they can nest in urban environment. At the same time the design offers humans some aesthetic pleasure as sculptures, tables or stools. Due to the residency of more and more bees, the pollination process in city areas will increase that will improve the urban ecology.
The in- and outdoor Wood Crystals are made from residual city wood, each cut in a diamond shape by a robot. To extend the comfort and aesthetics, the indoor Wood Crystals refer to the outdoor models and have a high quality finish.
Visit us at the Vestdijk 25-27, on the 21-29th of October in Eindoven.
More information: www.ddw.nl/en/event/1146
___ We're thrilled to announce the following artists will accompany the label collection with new, exciting works: Isaac Monté, Marlène Huissoud, Aad Kruiswijk, Martijn Rigters & Fabio Hendry, Eric Geboers & Matteo Baldassari. Stay tuned.
___Over 28.000 persons visited the show at the Dutch Design Week 2016. We’ve received so many positive responses form the audience. Thanks for visiting. In case you didn't have the chance to visit, the show got noticed by various press channels like VPRO, The Creators Project, De Betere Wereld and RTL Live.
The showcase continuous in the Transnatural gallery in Amsterdam till 28 April with new Transience Mirror designs by Nicemakers, Lex Pott & David Derksen, and Dynamic Geometry by Jolan van der Wiel (which is presented at BIGART from 19-27 Nov.)
___Transnatural Label presents a collection showcase at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf. It accompanies The Soil Movement exhibition that temporary moves from Amsterdam gallery, as part of the Sustainica event and the Planet B exhibition.
100 ideas for a new world that engage the problems and radical changes to our planet – and looks for a plan B, for the future we are all dreaming of. 2-5 June, NRW-forum.
___Transnatural is part of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts collection since November 2015. Various pieces out of the Transnatural collection and one lab project are exhibited:
More informtion: www.mbam.qc.ca
___Transnatural showcased a part of the collection within the the Playing Life exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2015. The show explored the emerging field of creating and working with living materials as a medium for design.
Playing Life features a combination of recent developments in biotechnology, interspersed with future concepts and projects that are influenced by craft and can be also visited at Transnatural gallery in Amsterdam till 15 April 2016.
Projects and participants:
Circumventive organs / Agatha Haines (UK) , Bistro in Vitro / Next Nature (NL) , Ghost in the Machine / Ted Lawson (US) , Posterus textilus / Tamara Hoogeweegen (NL) , Re-Sea-Me / Nienke Hoogvliet (NL) , Fungi fest / Tessa Kuipers (NL) , Playful Self / Alex Rothera & James Krahe (US)
++ Dutch Design Week participants:
One Luminous dot / Teresa van Dongen (NL) , Algae Graphs / Lia Giraud (FR) , Peter Gentenaar (NL) , Christiaan Lieverse (NL)
___We officially introduce Transnatural Label in Belgium during Brussels Design 2015. Supervised by our new partner and agent MEMO, alias Margot Muys, we’re excited to show our art & design collection in the Living Room venue from 10-30 September 2015.
Dates: 10 – 30 September
Opening: 17 September, 18.00h - 22.00h
Living Room, Place Jean Rey 8, 1040 Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
___ Inspired by a trip to the volcanic island of Stromboli courtesy of the Fiorucci Trust a land of black rocks and sunsets a new collection of Well Proven Furniture is designed including the first ever Well Proven Chaise.
Using the same process as the previous Well Proven stools and chairs a technique of adding powdered graphite is developed to the mix and specially mixed spirit stains to dye the legs.
The Well Proven series began with the discovery that within industry between 50-80% waste is created in processing raw timber into usable products. Designers made a new material from this waste that usually comes in the form of sawdust, shavings or chippings. A bizarre reaction between this wood waste and bio-resin appears, where the mixture expands up to five times its original volume into a strong, lightweight foamed material.
___ Transnatural Label & Lab presents the Living Matter(s) exhibition combined with its Art and Design collection at the Salone in Ventura Lambrate in Milan from 14 - 19 April. Living Matter(s) dives into the world of synthetic fabricated bio materials, objects and projects with comparable qualities.
The exhibition gives an insight in applied design and its techniques to work with living materials as a form of new craftsmanship. Living Matter(s) shows a.o. objects grown from fungus in a process similar to natural 3D printing, ivory made from recycled teeth, to synthetic biological breathing leaves that refresh polluted air. Get inspired by these new insights in using living matter(s) in design.
Download the presskit here.
Maurizio Montalti (IT) / Nina van den Broek (NL) / Julian Melchiorri (UK) / Stefan Schwabe (DE) & Jannis Hulsen (DE) / Aagje Hoekstra (NL) / Lex Pott & David Derksen (NL) / Mike Thompson (UK) & Gionata Gatto (IT) / Marjan van Aubel (NL) & James Shaw (UK) / Arnout Meijer (NL)
Date: 14 April 2015 – 19 April 2015
Location: Undai Gallery
Address: Ventura Lambrate, Via Ventura 6, Milan
___The research on the Windworks project has started in collaboration with designer Merel Karhof. The aim of Windworks is to make a series of new design completely fabricated with wind. In this project we closely collaborate with experts out of the old school windmill industry in the Netherlands.
In the typical dutch craftsmanship area called 'De Zaanse Schans', a collective of old windmills is situated. One of them produces wood, the other paint & wax pigments, and cheese. The first two ingredients are the starting point of the research and development within the Transnatural Laboratory. This windmill area was the environment to get inspired in the first phase.
Instead of starting to design and match the final concept with the matching materials and (production) techniques, we took an approach from a slightly different angle by making various material experiments together with the experts out the industry. The material concept and its effects is rigid to the final art/design concept. We keep you posted on results.