Archive for May, 2014

Work of Floris Kaayk exhibited at Hôtel Droog

Posted:  May 22nd 2014

 

Floris Kaayk, Volkskrant Art Prize Winner, in the Courtyard

In 2014 Floris Kaayk (1982) has won both De Volkskrant Art Jury Prize, as well as De Volkskrant Art Audience Award. This is quite unique and happens for the first time in the eight-year-old existence of the Art Prize. Kaayk is a filmmaker and animator, working with online media. To celebrate Kaayk’s prize winning streak, Droog proudly exhibits three of his renowned works in the Droog Courtyard: The Order Electrus (2005), Metalosis Maligna (2006), and Human Birdwings (2012).

From Thursday 22nd of May on view in the Droog Courtyard

www.hoteldroog.com/gallery

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Design Column #7 ‘Wasted Matter’ is on view at the Droog Gallery

Posted:  May 22nd 2014

 

For the second time this year, Boijmans’ quarterly Design Column exhibition travels to Amsterdam after showing in Rotterdam. Design Column #7 ‘Wasted Matter’ is on view at the Droog Gallery from 21 May to 29 June 2014, showcasing the view of young designers on our current use and waste of resources. Droog will also host two public talks with designers and guest speakers; on 12 June (Building on (e)waste) and 26 June (Material ♥ Tax).

Creative solutions for use and waste of resources
Worldwide prosperity continues to increase, standards of living are rising and the world population continues to grow. Despite this situation, it seems that we currently waste around 98 percent of all available energy on this planet. The urgency for a sustainable use of resources grows daily. There is moderate attention for green sources of energy. But new forms of energy are always considerably more expensive than traditional methods of extracting fossil fuels. And so we stick to the existing system. A growing number of designers is concerned with this dilemma. They operate outside the system to look at the problem from a completely different angle. They are creatively using waste and are searching for „new” organic materials, or, are exploring new ways to generate energy.

Ideas that make a difference
Every three months the Design Column focuses on a news item in the form of a small exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and subsequently at the Droog Gallery in Amsterdam. The column is a place where new ideas are made visible, where the power of imagination is given expression. Designers and artists are especially interested in experimental imagination. With their idiosyncratic vision, they see things differently and are capable of bringing about change. The Design Column creates a space for these innovative concepts.

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Take a look: Droog interior design

Posted:  May 21st 2014

What can Droog do for a home or work space?

We like to share our expertise in interior products and projects in our brand new look book for 2014. The lifelike interiors display our products in inspirational settings for a house, hotel, bar, garden, office or shop.

Modern, economic, extravagant or classical, Droog products fit almost every style and add a timeless value to a home or office. Different exciting and colourful interior settings reveal how small additions and adjustments can turn a tiny space into an environment with deluxe feel. That is the intrinsic value of our well-designed objects.

Who better than the designers that developed your favorite products, can design a space that will wow you even more?

Go ahead and take a look.

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Droog wins Amsterdam Business Award 2014

Posted:  May 9th 2014

Droog has won the Amsterdam Business Award 2014. Director and co-founder of Droog Renny Ramakers accepted the award at the galadinner at NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky on May 8th. The jury commended Droog for the company’s distinctive course, business instinct and for putting Amsterdam on the global map as a design hot-spot. SkyNRG and Wefilm were also competing for this entrepreneurship award initiated by MeerBusiness Amsterdam, now in its fifth year.

Renny Ramakers: “The Amsterdam Business Award means great recognition for Droog. We go off the beaten track in developing and designing our projects and products, which makes the process really exciting for us. It is very stimulating that our pioneering attitude is both recognized and rewarded”

http://amsterdambusinessawards.pr.co/

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Here, There, Everywhere a 4-year journey

Posted:  May 1st 2014

Droog releases Here, There, Everywhere, a visual and textual anthology of realistic and imaginative design projects by Droog Lab in collaboration with Winy Maas, Metahaven, Jurgen Bey, Richard Hutten, TD, Mieke Gerritzen, Erik Kessels, Bas Princen, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and others.

Edited by co-founder of Droog Renny Ramakers and Droog Lab curator Agata Jaworska, and designed by Thonik, the 224-page book is a compilation of 16 projects in nine chapters, with essays, conversations and talks by David Allin, Jurgen Bey, Koert Debeuf, Theo Deutinger, Greg Lindsay, Winy Maas, Justin McGuirk, Heleen Mees, Charles Renfro, Wouter Vanstiphout and Daniel van der Velden.

Here, There, Everywhere is a journey through diverse places of the world, from the Canadian Arctic to the deserts of Dubai, with outcomes ranging from a luxury brand inspired by Russian consumption patterns with Metahaven to an imaginary society with space for a million identities inspired by Belgium’s apparent lack of a singular national identity with Erik Kessels.

The projects are a culmination of four years of self-initiated work by Droog Lab in collaboration with partners, designers and clients. Initiated by Renny Ramakers in 2009, Droog Lab scans the world for emerging developments, exploring the broader relevance of local findings.

Here, There, Everywhere will be available on droog.com and at the Droog store in Amsterdam for 39.00 EUR (ISBN 9789090281735).

Here, There, Everywhere is supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

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