Rhode Island / Roode Eylandt
Open Talks: presented by Pioneers of Change in collaboration with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; Franck Bragigand; Dutch Profiles
On the opening day, talks between Dutch and New York designers and architects will take place in this house, presented by Pioneers of Change in collaboration with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. The topics will be ‘Towards a New Notion of Luxury’ and ‘New Collaborations.’
See video footagehere
Towards a new notion of luxury
Since the economic downfall the notion of luxury has come under attack. Pioneers of Change does not apply the luxury tag to an ethos of riches as such but to qualities now hard to come by, such a space, fresh air respect, care, silence, slowness and time. Join the discussion about luxury of content and experience over luxury of expensive materials, and about the difference between false and real scarcity in limited edition designs.
Pioneers of Change celebrates the blurring of low and high brow, questioning the difference between the ‘design world’ and the ‘normal world’. Non-professionals and ‘unqualified’ locals play an intricate role in realizing creative projects.
The space will be furnished and painted by Franck Bragigand using second-hand chairs and tables, making the house a worthwhile visit even after the open talks.
One room will present the first edition of Dutch Profiles, a series of short documentaries about architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands. Dutch Profiles focuses on the conceptual and research-based background of well-known icons of Dutch design and includes interviews with, among others, MVRDV, 2012 architects, Jurgen Bey, Claudy Jongstra and Alexander van Slobbe. More profiles will be added over the coming years. Dutch Profiles is a project of Dutch Design Fashion Architecture (DutchDFA).