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London Design Festival at the V&A
Ineke Hans: Cuckoo Eggs - rethinking and updating furniture at the V&A for 2017 and beyond

17 Sep 2016 to 25 Sep 2016
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Brompton Design District
Mon - Sun 10am - 5.45pm, Fri 10am - 10pm
020 7942 2000
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Interventions in the V&A Furniture Galleries by Dutch designer Ineke Hans. As a temporary curator she places notes and remarks to the galleries' permanent display: rethinking and updating the V&A's furniture collection for 2017 and beyond.

Furniture is close to us. Literally. We always needed it and will need it in the future. But furniture has to deal with a rapid changing reality with changing production, promotion and selling methods, a surplus of furniture in a society where people move to smaller houses and offices and a western society on the edge of consuming less. It has to get to terms with the digital, our current social context and new ways of living.
With text and drawn interventions - placed in the Furniture Galleries as Cuckoo eggs, to be found as Easter eggs - Ineke Hans rethinks and updates the V&A's furniture collection for 2017 and beyond.

Dutch designer Ineke Hans (RCA) returned to London in 2015 to work from there. She also organises the East London Salons: round table conversations that take place in East London studio's between professionals from the entire design world, looking into the changing position of furniture, the designer and the future changes that might come. During LDF Ineke Hans curates a few salon-events open for an audience. For the V&A she made this small exhibition in the Furniture Galleries that taps into the history and future of furniture design. She made presentations relating to the past, present & future of design before like for instance in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (NL) and Nationalmuseet Stockholm.

- Ineke Hans:
www.inekehans.com

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Dutch designer Ineke Hans works for international clients on interdisciplinary projects. She studied furniture at the RCA and in 2015 she returned to London where she set up STUDIO | SALON.
The studio works on design projects with her Dutch studio and the salon investigates 'the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer'. To do so she organises the East London Salons: round table conversations that take place in East London studio's between limited groups of professionals from the entire design world.
During LDF Ineke Hans curates a few salon-events open for an audience exploring new design strategies and directions for furniture and design.

Ineke is valued for her down-to-earth and simultaneously hybrid design approach with a focus on detail, function and clarity, an interest in the vernacular and things to come. All work is based on the interest to design and define projects fitting to new ways of living, new materials and appropriate production methods of our time. Old and brand new production methods are used in intelligent, unconventional ways. Crafts, industrial methods, and digital production are equally important: 'We have to cherish all skills. Designers can use them to make products by challenging the old techniques, just as they have to stretch the limits of a modern laser cutter and recent open source methods.'

Studio Ineke Hans works for acclaimed companies like Arco, Iittala, Magis, and Offecct and designed in- and outdoor furniture for the highly awarded Fogo Island Inn in Canada. Ineke's work is included in international museum collections and she is regularly involved in international talks and debates on design.
www.inekehans.com/salon - www.inekehans.com