Lenneke Wispelwey, a productdesigner with a big love for porcelain. Her pastel colored products with geometric patterns are the result of a very low-tech way of designing. Based on cut and pressed glass that mesmerized her as a child in her grandmothers kitchen cabinet. That’s why Lenneke's designs look so complex but originate from a simple approach to techniques and materials. Her work is also known for the use of different shades of one color, and playing with the contrast between biscuit and glazed porcelain, what makes every object unique.
A reflection on her fascination about what you hide and what shines through. Masks are often about an improved, say positive, version of yourself, while you try to mask a dark (read negative) part. In Lenneke's new collection of wall objects this is translated into the stacked but also omitted forms. The loss is literally shown. The mold has a positive shape but leaves a negative image in the molded part as a void. The final object shows the tension between something you experience as a hole, but the fringes, the memory of what it once was, always remain visible.
Since 2008 Lenneke runs her own design studio in Arnhem and since 2011 she is located in the creative Modekwartier. A combination of a workspace and studio/shop. Lenneke says: ''At this time my workspace feels slightly too small and I am quietly searching for a bigger space. Preferably living and work combined. With more space there is also more room for bigger projects. My small current workshop forces me to work more efficient and tidy up more often, although I need to have the projects i’m working on in sight. An interesting challenge.''
PLAN-B is open every day (free entrance) during Dutch Design Week from 11:00. You can reach us via DDW Taxi, Hop-on hop-off bus, bike, car (free parking) or via public transport. Every 5 minutes a bus departs from Eindhoven CS (this bus also passes Strijp-S) to PLAN-B. Take the 401, 402 or 403 to bus stop Hurksestraat.
PLAN-B, 4th floor
19 - 27 Oct, 11AM - 6PMPrijs
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