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Exhibitions

2018
A' Design Award Exhibitions at MOOD 2018
2017
A' Design Award Exhibitions, Worldwide 2017-2018
RUSSIAN DESIGN HISTORY 1917-2017, Russia
2016
A' Design Award Exhibitions, Worldwide
2015
Gathering by Li Edelkoort at the Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
2014
Exhibition of russian design PREDMET, Moscow, Russia
Gathering by Lidewij Edelkoort at DMH, Holon, Israel
2013
jpb ART/Jean-Pierre Botella Gallery, Saint-Tropez, France
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2012
Florence Design Week, Florence, Italy
Gdynia Design Days 2012, Gdansk, Poland
International Exhibition and Forum of Industry and Innovations INNOPROM, Russia
Wired's month-long pop-up exhibition, New York, USA
2011
Clerkenwell Design Week 2011, London, Great Britain
Contemporary Russian design at Heritage Gallery auction, Moscow, Russia
DESIGNEAST.EU OFFLINE EXHIBITION, Budapest, Hungary - Prague, Czech Republic
Exhibition of Czech winners of Red dot design award, Seoul, Republic of Korea
International festival of industrial design DESIGN ACT, Moscow, Russia
Sretenka Design Week, Moscow, Russia
The 61st Berlin international film festival, Berlin, Germany
2010
International festival of industrial design DESIGN ACT, Moscow, Russia
Moscow Design Week 2010, Russia
Sretenka Design Week, Moscow, Russia
2008
International Days of Design of the Baltic States - Gdynia Design Days’ 08, Gdansk, Poland
International festival of industrial design DESIGN ACT, Moscow, Russia
Red dot design museum, Singapore
2007
International festival of industrial design DESIGN ACT, Moscow, Russia
2006
Design Innovation Awards, Moscow, Russia
MIDO Exhibition, Milan, Italy
ORGATEC, Cologne, Germany
Prague Toy Fair, Czech Republic
SaloneSatellite I Saloni WorldWide, Moscow, Russia
2005
Design Innovation Awards, Moscow, Russia
Promosedia International Chair Exhibition, Udine, Italy
SaloneSatellite I Saloni WorldWide, Moscow, Russia
2004
100% Design, Moscow, Russia
Design Innovation Awards, Moscow, Russia
iF Design Award Exhibition, Hanover, Germany
Il Salone del Mobile, GROHE showroom, Milan, Italy
International festival of architecture and interior design, Moscow, Russia
Salone dell‘ Arredo Bagno, Milan, Italy
2003
Design Innovation Awards, Moscow, Russia
2001
"Without the name", Omsk, Russia
2000
Furniture Fair, Moscow, Russia
1999
"Made in Omsk", Omsk, Russia

Gathering by Li Edelkoort at the Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy

Gathering – Li Edelkoort at the Milan Design Week 2015


Li Edelkoort

Li Edelkoort changed the location this year at Ventura Labrate with Gathering – From Domestic Craft To Contemporary Process which belongs to a larger exhibition that has originally been commissioned by Design Museum Holon (Israel).

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“A time to design flexible geometric patterns that can be imagined in different handmade techniques: to plead materials into newer, stricter shapes with a folding technique that has been fascinating man since the beginning of time; to wrap objects as if creating contemporary sculptures, so that the packaging becomes the expressive outer skin of the product; to layer and compact fabrics into club-sandwich in multiple strata of fluid material; to drape textiles into elegant examples of cultural forms; to smock matter into spheres of ornamental opulence, leading to the revival of a baroque moment.

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These kinds of gathering go back in time and belong to the collective memory of our mothers and grandmothers patiently sliding needle and thread up and down a fragile textile, meticulously mending an old pair of socks, serenely quilting by the fire place, softly knitting some wool yarn into new forms or lovingly smocking the garment of a new-born grandchild. At times, mothers would be exuberant and outgoing working on Sunday best clothes and heritage linens, using embellishments with haberdashery, pearl buttons and opulent techniques like shirring and smoking. To fulfill their fantasies, ribbons could be used for ornamentation and embroidery could narrate their innermost thoughts and feelings, communicating to other their female perspectives.

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In an incredible reversal of roles, these demoting techniques are now inspiring our high-tech industries driving them to review the production process with new and abundant options, lending a sense of frivolity industrial design, feminizing the modernist movement, domesticating the creation of form. On the eve of this major revival of industrial processes, the design world suddenly lays witness to several young designers compelled to invent their own machines or reform existing engines in order to manufacture their own designs – a fresh generation of inventors/designers interested in the process as much as in the final product, viewing the machine as an ally rather than a constraint.

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Bridging the gap between different age groups and genders, between rich and poor, and between craft and industry, these options offer made-to-measure and made-to-taste solutions for the public at large. In becoming one, man and machine create a bond that is a  promise for all future developments in the 21st century. The hand and the engine gather together to create a new manual for the design discipline, waiting to be explored.”

Texts by Li Edelkoort.