Sexy news…Droog’s Splendor in the Grass exhibition is extended for another 6 months at the Museum of Sex. More than 15.000 people have visited Droog’s erotic campsite. Curious? See you in Manhattan! Read more here
Droog presents their experiential sensorium Splendor in the Grass, produced under commission for the New York Museum of Sex’s Kinesthesia award.
Flirting with the complexities of sexuality, the installation transforms the Museum into an immersive ‘erotic camping ground’. The work intoxicates and activates visitors’ visual, auditory and kinesthetic senses through the symphony of five interactive tents.
A surreal adult-playground invites guests to connect with the various phases of human sexuality. The tents are designed around our visceral relationship with nature and eroticism – ranging from a girl made from grass whispering in your ear; an ice-oven tent that warms as your basal body temperature rises; enticingly tactile gloryholes; to a steamy cloud-chamber filled with the fever of scent.
Edith Gruson of Droog explains the concept of the installation, “..here you will experience feelings which are intensified by memories of your body and nature. How does it feel to walk through wet grass, the water embracing your body…the sensation of warm and cool on your skin.”
The five camping tents are designed to seduce curiosity, prompting visitors to explore the exotic thrill of arousal. Mark Snyder, Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Sex explains; “Through our Kinesthesia Art Commission award we hope to push the boundaries of traditional Museum-going experiences and encourage patrons to appreciate physical art..expect to use your entire body when you visit Splendor in the Grass.”
Whether the space harnesses movement or tactility, the physical or emotional, fantasy or reality – each contemporary bivouac will, in combination, weave together the diverse sum of sexuality.
About the Museum of Sex
The mission of the Museum of Sex (MoSex) is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Since opening in 2002, the museum has collaborated with world-renown cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create more than 20 exhibitions and three interactive programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection is comprised of more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.
For more information, please visit www.museumofsex.com.
About Studio Droog
Renny Ramakers founded Studio Droog in 2011. The studio creates concepts, spaces and products, all based on our key principles: respect for the existing, context/relevance, beauty and playfulness. Distilled to the simple idea of less+ more. The studio addresses client commissions as well as in house assignments.
The studio is committed to deliver design with a strong identity. We believe that utility and relevance do not have to come at the expense of beauty and fantasy. Every design starts with a radical re-think of a particular subject or product. Each outcome is unique and tells a story of its own.Droog brings beauty, simplicity, relevance and playfulness to everything they do, distilling each project down to the simple idea of less+ more.
For more information, please visit www.droog.com.
New York Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street),
New York City.
The Museum is open 7 days a week:
Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm;
Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 9:00pm.
The official launch of the exhibition will be on the 25th of June, 2015 and will run for approximately one (1) year.
Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counter or online at the website.
Note to press
For more information please contact:
Museum of Sex: Lisa Hanock-Jasie at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 212.689 6337 Ext. 125
Droog: Lara Mikocki at email@example.com, or +31 (0)20 523 50 58.
In Milan this year, Droog presented their smallest exhibition ever – and rode away with a Milano Design Award for the Construct Me! Hardware Collection.
Droog wins Milano Design Award for Best Tech
The Construct Me! Hardware Collection by Studio Droog, presented in Milan 2015, has won Best Tech for the 5th Edition Milano Design Awards 2015. Droog was among only 15 nominees for the award and picked from the 440 presentations shown during the Salone del Mobile 2015. The results were revealed Sunday 19th April, 2015 at Teatro Franco Parenti, Milan.
The jury stated that the work was commended for the originality in the choice to work on the “micro” dimension, which becomes added value without the need for spectacular effects. The project discreetly shows simple technology infused into design, through experimental and innovative products, highly technical, yet poetic.
Droog was among winners such as Lexus, Gamfratesi/Danish Art Foundation and Antonio Marris/Segno Italiano.
About the Award
Reaching it’s 5th edition, the Milano Design Award is the first and unique award dedicated to the best set-ups of Milan Design Week – part of Design Week Festival and organized by Elita in partnership with La Repubblica, IED, Future Concept Lab, Casa Matera, fuorisalone.it and lovli.it.
Droog presents hardware with a twist during Salone del Mobile, Milan 2015: Construct Me!
Image by Pieralberto Faggian
In Milan this year, Droog focuses on the smallest parts of furniture, functional elements that are usually not noticeable and often invisible.
Our screws, hinges, nuts, nails, brackets and other hardware are super functional – in some cases we even extended their function – but they also add value, character and a richer narrative. In our created collection, you will find nails that reduce the risk of hitting your finger, two way tie wraps, fancy hinges and screws that smile at you. They give flavour to simple DIY work, revive existing furniture and challenge the designer.
The collection of 210 hardware items will be presented in its natural habitat, an ordinary hardware store. Come, see, and purchase our “screwy” smileys from the gumball vending machine.
Note to press
Press Preview: 14th April 10.30-12.30h
For images and more information please contact Lara Mikocki at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 6 83 66 96 49.
April 14th – 19th
Mo – Sun 10.00-19.00h
Ferramenta (Hardware Store)
c/o Alfredo Viganò e C
Via Panfilo Castaldi 40, Milano, 20124
Located near the train station of Porta Venezia.
Public transport options:
Tram – 1, 2, 12, 14, 16, 27
Bus – 61
Train – MM1 Porta Venezia
We invite you to visit our showroom at imm cologne. Droog created a small city apartment with a range of new products. Entrance, garden, living and dining room, completed with wallpapers by Studio Droog and graphic designer Irma Boom.
January 19th – 25th
Mo – Sa 11.00 – 20.00h
Su 11.00 – 17.00h
Marsilstein 6d, 50676 Cologne