| EVENTS |
Inaugural Exhibition for Industry Gallery at Design On/Site at Design Miami – December 1-5, Miami Beach
Industry Gallery, in its inaugural exhibition in the Design On/Site section of Design Miami, December 1-5, will present work by Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen. Renowned and innovative Dutch designer Tejo Remy, a founding designer at Droog, and René Veenhuizen, his design partner of the past decade, will premier the “Multi Vase” series of lighting created from disparate pieces of glassware, along with a new series of furniture design prototypes made of foam injected into fabric molds. They will also show new additions to their series of poured concrete designs introduced earlier this year and an example from the geometrically irregular slat wood “Reef Bench” series. The designers will be in attendance at Design Miami/.
Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is critically acclaimed for its product and furniture design, and noted for using simple materials in strikingly original ways. The designers prefer hands on experimentation and avoid designing with computer assistance. In their large, one-room, light-filled studio just outside the historic core of Utrecht, they bend, fuse, glue, and manipulate fabric, glass, wood, cement and other materials, creating, testing and fabricating new designs.
At Design On/Site Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen will premiere “Multi Vase”, a series of lighting fixtures made from multiple pieces of glassware – including vases, bowls, jars, mugs and stemware – that are fused together. The designers will also unveil furniture design prototypes made from foam injected into fabric molds. In March 2010, the designers showed the first four prototypes – two chairs, a bench and a stool – from a series of furniture that appears to be made of inflated fabric, but actually is made from poured concrete. In Miami, the designers will show recent additions to this group of prototypes.
The new works follow a lineage established in 1991 when Tejo Remy created “Rag Chair,” “Chest of Drawers (You Can’t Lay Down Your Memories)” and “Milk Bottle Lamp”, which reused and repurposed basic, discarded and underappreciated materials. Examples of those three works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Audax Textielmuseum in Tilburg, and other venues.
“The works we’re bringing to Design Miami reflect the ingenuity, curiosity and inventive use of materials that are hallmarks of Tejo and René’s design ethos,” said Industry Gallery owner Craig Appelbaum.
About Design Miami
Design Miami/, the global forum for design, will present its sixth edition this December 1-5 on Meridian Avenue and 19th Street at the Miami Beach Convention Center P-Lot, adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. Hours of operation and additional information is available at http://www.designmiami.com/.
About Industry Gallery
Industry Gallery specializes in 21st century design. The gallery regularly holds single artist exhibitions representing a broad spectrum of design trends by international artists who create functional art from industrial materials. The gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM and by appointment.