Switch | Dutch Design on the move
Exhibition, Textile Museum, Tilburg, Netherlands.
A rag chair or a chandelier made from light bulbs and a bundle of black cables: these unconventional designs were the hit of the 1993 Milan Furniture Fair. Since then, such conceptual, humorous designs have been an international sensation. Switch offers an inspiring and varied overview of 25 years of Dutch design. Centred on the themes of sustainability, craftsmanship & innovation, poetry & stories, and designbased research, the exhibition presents textile products, furniture, and installations by acclaimed designers. A younger generation, many of them trained at the Design Academy Eindhoven, has intensified the research into materials and techniques, thereby putting textiles as a discipline back on the map.