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From exhibitions on the history and evolution of craftsmanship in design to a working lab showcasing the process of art restoration in a myriad of different mediums, workshops with master artisans from British bookbinders to French couturiers showcasing their craft and a final exhibition showcasing ‘the best’ of Europe in craftsmanship in design. After hours of discovery, I picked out some highlight from the Venice based event about European Craftsmanship in Design.
What do you get when you have two Canadian brothers coming from a background in construction and industrial manufacturing collaborate on a collection of object design? Dazzling pieces of furniture, that are one of a kind, in colour runs that make us dream! The Toronto based Susan for Susan, existing out of brothers John and Kevin Watts, make exclusive furniture and objects with a focus on industrial materials and manual manufacturing.
Designer Amélie Riech is the creative director and founder of the brand Uncommon Matters, under the label she creates jewellery and objects that will satisfy all your aesthetic needs at once. From architectural chokers and bracelets to geometric rings that are coloured in a stunning array of pastels, We adore the pieces by Uncommon Matters.
You might have heard about Danish designer, Stine Mikkelsen, and her experimental objects. Her geometric structures are tastefully simple and are made of fascinatingly intricate materials. Her priority in design actually lays with the materials, which comes from her background in textile design and the intensive research she does for each collection. Stine experiments with the raw materials drawn from her inspiration and creates the new, this process gives her object a truly natural touch.
From graphic design to the design of murals, carpets, vases and furniture - Alex Proba is multidisciplinary designer who can literally do it all. She has a defining eye for colour use that is charmingly delightful and the stunning avant-garde patterns Alex creates feel new and yet somehow familiar.
With his digital art Andrés is able to create a wonder world of the highest aesthetics. He creates tension with his use of texture, juxtaposing soft carpets you want to bury yourself in against dreamlike metallic objects. The colours are nuanced and even if these images are digital, he plays with a sense of movement and liveliness. His work makes me fantasise of my dream house decorated with the most enticing objects and interiors.