Design Miami/ Basel 2014: Priveekollektie presents Carolina Wilcke

We are very proud to announce that Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design will launch a new concept by Dutch designer Carolina Wilcke during Design Miami/ Basel. This big announcement is an opportunity for us to explore Carolina’s background and sources of inspiration.

Carolina Wilcke | PriveekollektieCarolina Wilcke’s (Leiden, NL, 1980) interest for all things creative is life-long. Before her initial training as a goldsmith, she wanted to be a sculptor and quotes Brâncuși as one of her influences. An encounter with a goldsmith led her to this path. However, when completing this study, she was looking for more. “I learnt a craft, and I actually wanted to design things”. Carolina attended the world-famous Design Academy Eindhoven, in order to acquire the tools that could help her channel her abundant imagination. Carolina’s life was full of possibilities and exploration, as she wasn’t sure yet on which direction to take her work. “I was searching for my way during the four years I spent at the Design Academy”. Her encounter with Irving and Miriam van Dijk (from Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design) during the institution’s graduation show in 2009 was decisive. The gallerists immediately noticed the intriguing combination between the celebration of art history and her refined re-interpretation and appropriation of it. The young artist and designer’s high-level work is exactly what collectors search when scouting for cutting-edge collectible design.

In 2010, Priveekollektie was already internationally showcasing her pieces “4D Cabinet” and “Tafelgenoten” during Design Miami/ Basel. The “4D Cabinet” laid ground for “Baritone”, the desk that Priveekollektie will be launching at Design Miami/ Basel 2014.

Around the same time, she started collaborating with former Eindhoven classmates Amba Molly, Eefiene Bolhuis and Eva Gevaert, which led to the creation of the design collective De Intuïtiefabriek in 2010. Together, they designed many successful concepts, including the Virtu series. Carolina left the collective in early 2013. Her life as a solo artist now leaves more time for collaborations and independent work, especially with designer and partner Reinier Bosch. When Reinier is invited by galleries abroad or looking for inspiration in Shanghai or Istanbul, she wants to have the freedom to travel but also create with him. “We want to be together, we want to share life together”. This love for life is one of the main forces driving her artistic expression: Carolina practices the ‘art of living’ to the fullest.

About the “4D Cabinet”, Carolina says: “it had the perfect structure, it was the perfect cabinet.” She uses this same complex yet harmonious structure – she looks closely at proportions when designing a work – to create the “Baritone” desk.  With this piece, Carolina is building up on her previous body of work, while looking deeper into function, by including elegant drawers and creating a piece that can be used in daily life.

However, aesthetics is always present and the emotion conveyed through the work is what matters, even when designing products: “it has to be beautiful”, she says. This endless aesthetic research is what definitely classifies Carolina’s creations into collectible design. Through her pieces, she leaves an identifiable signature but also encourages the owner to appropriate her piece, which gives them a sense of uniqueness. Carolina recalls a collector who bought the “4D Cabinet” and sent her a picture of it, with all her personal objects and belongings in it. She was intrigued by the way the owner put elements of her own life into the work.

The “Baritone” desk will combine materials such as wengé wood, glass, leather, steel and bronze and will cover a wider surface than the “4D Cabinet”. Carolina is not only inspired by visual art but also by music. As she was working on the design of the desk, she was listening to a beautiful classical melody, which made her remember a summer afternoon in Amsterdam, where she attended a performance by an opera singer: “He had a very strong and powerful yet warm voice”. Through “Baritone”, Carolina is communicating this same sense of strength, power and warmth. She wants the owner to feel the deep immersion, amazement and passion she experienced when listening to that melody.

Design Miami/ Basel 2014 might very well establish Carolina Wilcke as one of the most promising talents in contemporary design.

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For more information, interviews or press queries, please contact Khaoula Ouerfelli, press@priveekollektie.com.

We will be pleased to welcome you at Design Miami/ Basel, booth G16.

Preview Day (by invitation only)
Monday, June 16th, 2014
– Press Preview: 2.30-5pm
– Collectors Preview: 12-5pm
– Vernissage: 5-8pm

Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 17th: 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 18th; 11am-8pm
Thursday to Sunday, June 19-22; 11am-7pm

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Pelsestraat 13, 5256 AT Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands
+31(0) 416 85 84 24  | priveekollektie.com

 

Design Miami/ Basel 2014: Priveekollektie presents Roderick Vos

We are very proud to announce that Priveekollektie will present design by Dutch designer Roderick Vos during Design Miami/ Basel for the second time.

Roderick Vos | Portrait | PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE | © Frank TielemansRoderick Vos (Groningen, NL, 1965) is an industrial designer trained at the Department of Man and Living of Eindhoven’s Design Academy. He has an extensive career behind him marked by collaborations with international design brands.

When he started in the eighties, opportunities in the design field were already scarce. Instead of waiting for an opportunity, he checked his favourite brands and approached them with product prototypes. This pro-activeness got him his first chances in the industry.

Roderick’s first step towards collectible design was with Priveekollektie back in 2008. The gallery launched the “Morosus” chair during Design Miami/ Basel 2009. The fluid curved leaf shape of Asian trees inspired the work’s organic and modernistic look and feel by giving the piece a natural flow.  In addition to presenting Roderick’s own aesthetical perspective, the piece is also highly functional and boasts a very high level of ergonomics.Roderick Vos | Morosus | PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE | © Frank Tielemans

Though Roderick Vos does not label himself as an artist, he is deeply drawn into the creative process. Frequent incursions in the field of collectible design are a way for him to keep his interest. “I have many wonderful ideas that are too expensive to develop,” he says. The collectible design market is an opportunity for him to find openings and a fair like Design Miami/ Basel is a wonderful platform to showcase his most creative body of work. According to him, his collaboration with Priveekollektie allows him to make his “design dream” come true and give free rein to his creativity. “These projects are intellectually more interesting food for my own brain”, he says. Collectible design is an opportunity for him to solve design problems in highly creative ways, with a permanent internal struggle between technique and aesthetics.

During the upcoming edition of Design Miami/ Basel, Priveekollektie will present his “Montigny dresser”. Roderick Vos admits that the piece was quite a challenge, inspired by a previous kitchen commission for the French bed and breakfast Château de la Resle. It was a way for him to go further as a designer. This project, which he designed “straight from the heart”, is a true technical feat, as placing the many drawers and storage areas in a harmonious way was a tough balance act. However, the stunning result makes the different blocks look like they are floating. Roderick Vos knew he reached the subtle equilibrium in the design of the piece when adding or removing a block would break its overall harmony. The warmth of the steamed oak wood perfectly complements the raw aspect of the powder-coated steel structure. This successful design is already giving him ideas for an extension of the “Montigny” family to a low chair and a book tower.

When one looks at “Morosus” and “Montigny”, it is hard to believe that the same person designed both pieces. It is because Roderick Vos is completely free from the notion of signature; he just goes wherever his inspiration takes him, without fearing of being unexpected. Navigating between fluid shapes on the one hand and geometrical form on the other hand are a way to vary his designs and avoid being too conventional and ultimately bored. Roderick Vos says he is often called the “Dutch Italian” because of his style.

Even after a long career and many achievements, Roderick Vos does not take things for granted. Every day is an opportunity for him to learn and experiment with new processes and materials. He is very involved in production: the evolution of techniques in the past twenty years was an incredible boost for his projects. However, Roderick’s creative journey invariably goes through practical action. He finds ideas and inspiration by making, and you will be more likely to see him working on his life-sized prototypes than sitting at his drawing board.

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For more information, interviews or press queries, please contact Khaoula Ouerfelli, press@priveekollektie.com.

We will be pleased to welcome you at Design Miami/ Basel, booth G16.

Preview Day (by invitation only)
Monday, June 16th, 2014
– Press Preview: 2.30-5pm
– Collectors Preview: 12-5pm
– Vernissage: 5-8pm

Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 17th: 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 18th; 11am-8pm
Thursday to Sunday, June 19-22; 11am-7pm

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Pelsestraat 13, 5256 AT Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands
+31(0) 416 85 84 24  | priveekollektie.com

 

Design Miami/ Basel 2014: Priveekollektie presents Arik Levy

We are very proud to announce that Priveekollektie will showcase new concepts by Arik Levy during Design Miami/ Basel. The internationally renowned artist and designer has been a participant in the fair for several years.

Rolf Sachs | Portait | PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE | © Kang TaeukArik Levy (Tel Aviv, IL, 1963) gained international recognition with his contemporary art and collectible design. Different aspects of life form an ongoing source of inspiration. Best known publicly for his sculptures, – such as his signature Rock pieces – his installations and collectible design, Arik Levy nevertheless feels that “the world is about people, not objects.”

Considering himself now more of a “feeling” artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, with a body of work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi use.

PriveekollektieMiamiBasel2013_1377Arik Levy’s exceptional pieces are showcased in prestigious fairs, and Priveekollektie presented his “RockForest” installation during the 2013 edition of Design Miami/ Basel.

His motto, “Life is a system of signs and symbols, where nothing is quite as it seems”, applies perfectly to the works that Priveekollektie will be presenting in Design Miami/ Basel 2014.

Arik Levy-Mercury-Installation-PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE-Photo Arik Levy_01After “SolidLiquid”, Arik Levy takes his fascination for experimentation with techniques and materials even further with “Mercury”, emphasizing mysterious and abstract meanings and evocations, achieved with the innovative use of silvered glass. “Mercury” is a series of very peculiar mirrors, which will be introduced as a wall installation during the fair in June.

Priveekollektie will launch “Totem”, an inspiring ceramics installation, whose mysterious and colourful composition is reminiscent of the esotericism of traditional totems. Also inspired by DNA sequencing, with its different layers, colours and sizes, “Totem” is a celebration of heritage.

Priveekollektie will launch “Bubble” a series of glass-made vases playing on colour, reflection and transparency.

During Design Miami/ Basel, Arik Levy will show another facet of his creativity and confirms his talent as one of the most prolific artists and designers of his generation, with a body of work encompassing design, sculpture, film-making, painting and installations.

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For more information, interviews or press queries, please contact Khaoula Ouerfelli, press@priveekollektie.com.

We will be pleased to welcome you at Design Miami/ Basel, booth G16.

Preview Day (by invitation only)
Monday, June 16th, 2014
– Press Preview: 2.30-5pm
– Collectors Preview: 12-5pm
– Vernissage: 5-8pm

Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 17th: 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 18th; 11am-8pm
Thursday to Sunday, June 19-22; 11am-7pm

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Pelsestraat 13, 5256 AT Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands
+31(0) 416 85 84 24  | priveekollektie.com

Design Miami/ Basel 2014: Priveekollektie presents De Intuïtiefabriek

Priveekollektie will present an exceptional tableware set by Dutch design studio De Intuïtiefabriek during Design Miami/ Basel. This is their fourth participation in the prestigious fair.

De Intuitiefabriek-2013-Portrait-PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE-Photocredit Sarah BongiovanniDe Intuïtiefabriek is the initiative of three young Dutch designers: Amba Molly (Woerden, NL, 1984), Eefiene Bolhuis (Naarden, NL, 1985) and Eva Gevaert (Rosmalen, NL, 1986).

De Intuïtiefabriek can be translated into “The Intuition Factory”. This name illustrates their philosophy regarding design and their sensitive approach to the creative process. The pieces they design are much more than just a juxtaposition of their expertise. According to Amba Molly: “We start out with an idea, assemble our sources of inspiration. Afterwards you can’t really tell who was responsible for which part of the process of creation.”

De Intuïtiefabriek | Saffier | PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE | © De IntuïtiefabriekHowever, each designer has a focus, which harmoniously complement each other. “Eva is focused on techniques, Amba is concerned with the narrative of a piece. I myself am fascinated by constructions. All these aspects come together in the designs we make”, says Eefiene Bolhuis.

De Intuïtiefabriek | Ornatu | PRIVEEKOLLEKTIE | © Ruud PeijnenburgThis way of making design is driving their international success. Priveekollektie presented several pieces by De Intuïtiefabriek in the previous editions of Design Miami/ Basel, including “Excavations”, “Scrinium”, “Curio”, “Ornatu” and “Saffier”.

This year, De Intuïtiefabriek is coming back to Design Miami/ Basel with “Composition”, a stunning set of tableware made in collaboration with Dutch artist Bob Waardenburg. The 12-set porcelain work plays on shades of grey and expresses De Intuïtiefabriek’s fascination for crafts and subtle materials and forms. The abstract geometrical shapes on the ceramic are hand-drawn with pencil by Bob Waardenburg. The set is also available with a dedicated cabinet.

Whether they create exceptional furniture or focus on smaller designs, De Intuïtiefabriek infuse a distinctive signature that made them one of the revelations of Dutch design during the last few years.

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For more information, interviews or press queries, please contact Khaoula Ouerfelli, press@priveekollektie.com.

We will be pleased to welcome you at Design Miami/ Basel, booth G16.

Preview Day (by invitation only)
Monday, June 16th, 2014
– Press Preview: 2.30-5pm
– Collectors Preview: 12-5pm
– Vernissage: 5-8pm

Public Show Days
Tuesday, June 17th: 11am-8pm
Wednesday, June 18th; 11am-8pm
Thursday to Sunday, June 19-22; 11am-7pm

Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Pelsestraat 13, 5256 AT Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands
+31(0) 416 85 84 24  | priveekollektie.com

Priveekollektie Celebrating 8 Years

Group Exhibition: Priveekollektie Celebrating 8 Years

May 18th | June 13th

The gallery is exceptionally closed from May 29th to June 1st.

Priveekollektie is eight years!
To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to invite you to our group exhibition.
The exhibition celebrates the diversity and high quality of our gallery’s curatorial line throughout the years.

Artists
Ien Lucas
Christiane Richter
Carolina Wilcke
Roderick Vos
Bob Waardenburg
Studio Thier&VanDaalen
Kees de Goede i.c.w. Ron Lang Art
Marieke Schoonderbeek i.c.w. Particles
and others i.c.w. CdlR

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to book an appointment.

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