Archive for October, 2018

New product: Glass lantern by Richard Hutten

Posted:  October 19th 2018

glass lantern richard hutten

We are proud to announce a new product: the glass lantern by Richard Hutten. 
In the project The New Original (2013) Droog investigated the copy culture in Shenzen, China. Droog wanted to advocate copying as a source of creativity. One of the participants in this project was Dutch designer Richard Hutten. He copied the traditional Chinese lantern but he used glass instead of paper and he modernized the design by reshaping the lantern. The lantern is available now!

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Exhibition: Device People by chp…?

Posted:  October 5th 2018


picture by Nieuwe Beelden Makers

Now on display: Device people
From 1 October – 28 October 2018 at Hôtel Droog

According to research, the average smartphone user checks their phone 221 times a day. The omnipresent screen culture is responsible for a social transformation. The chat app is what the cigarette was in the last century: a symbolic consumption good that makes a significant contribution to the running of the economy. Devices are taking over our lives, we are becoming device people but at what cost? 

chp…?, the jewelry brand run by Gijs Bakker invited five international designers to reflect upon this theme. The exhibition includes work by Bart Hess, Conversation Piece by Nicolas Cheng & Beatrice Brovia, Jing He, mischer’traxler studio and Patricia Domingues. 

In addition to ‘Device People’, Droog selected other works by BLESS, FormaFantasma,  Timothy Liu and Noud Sleumer to complement the exhibition. Device People was developed by chp…? in cooperation with Design Museum Den Bosch.


picture by Nieuwe Beelden Makers

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