|Jo Meesters, Raw Color and Studio MGKG at Object Rotterdam 2012|
For four days this month, the Las Palmas building in Rotterdam was taken over by art galleries, design studios and up and coming designers for Object Rotterdam - which drew 12,500 visitors this year. WGSN-homebuildlife presents the exhibitor highlights from a stand-out edition that mixed art and architecture, industrial design and craft.
|Cityscapes Gallery at Object Rotterdam 2012|
|Sander Bokkinga at Object Rotterdam 2012|
Dutch designer Jo Meesters (interviewed here), Studio MGKG and photography & graphic studio Raw Color exhibited together, with the poetic nature of their respective pieces leading to a calming, craft-oriented space. Cityscapes Gallery showed a collection of design-art pieces including architectural models by MVRDV and the Gravity stool by Jólan van der Wiel - which is a key reference in our Alter-Nature materials direction.
|Muller Van Severen at Object Rotterdam 2012|
Sander Bokkinga showed a range of pieces including Fence, a sculptural piece composed of a chair, lamp and footstool all joined together with green hosepipe, while Muller Van Severen, a joint project by designers Fien Muller and Hannes van Severen, also featured conjoined furniture - in this case a collection of steel tables and loungers with overhead lamps attached.
|Ontwerpduo, Jeroen Wand and Nienke Sybrandy at Object Rotterdam 2012|
Ontwerpduo (interviewed here) showed their fairytale-inspired lighting system, Light Forest, alongside works by Jeroen Wand and Nienke Sybrandy - including the bolted grey Paper Chair (below).
|Ineke Otte at Object Rotterdam 2012; photo by Marcel Kollen|
Dutch designer and artist Ineke Otte showed a range of offbeat jewellery, including oversize necklaces made of tufts of grass and mossy rocks; while design platform Tuttobene showcased a range of furniture and art pieces with a powerfully primal look.
|Tuttobene at Object Rotterdam 2012|
|Studio Vij5 and Lizian Freijsen at Object Rotterdam 2012|
|Studio Simple at Object Rotterdam 2012|