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OBJECT Rotterdam celebrates contemporary craft
Jan 24, 2013

Contemporary Dutch design fair OBJECT Rotterdam is set to present limited editions and one-offs in crafts, fashion, architecture and art Feb. 7 – 10 at its new location, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi).
The fair exhibits the work of national and international, established and up-and-coming designers from various design disciplines.

Industry Gallery and Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen, Furniture for house Miffy, Centraal Museum Utrecht.
The works of established designers Richard Hutten and Tejo Remy will be represented by Washington’s Industry Gallery. The gallery is also exhibiting the special Nijntje collection, which Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen designed for the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.
Jewelry designer Dinie Besems is exhibiting a new project in which she will work on throughout the show.
The collaboration between the Dutch furniture company Pastoe and the photography duo Scheltens & Abbenes is a first to the show this year. They will exhibit the new centenary cupboard by Pastoe in combination with limited-edition works from the photographers.

Maaike Roozenburg and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Smart replica's.
Ceramicist Maaike Roozenburg is also introducing a collection in cooperation with a museum, the Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Her series of crockery, based on historical examples, will be shown to the public for the first time during OBJECT.

Studio rENs, Red.
A number of young designers will take part in this edition of the fair such as Studio rENs, Floris Hovers, Studio Zward, Kirsten Spuybroek and Jelmer Noordeman.
Lina-Marie Koeppen and Roos Gomperts, who graduated last year from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, are exhibiting a colorful series of product designs. Eefje Wijnings from Arnhem is presenting quite the opposite, fashion objects in black and white. The Rhode Island School of Art and Design is presenting itself to the Dutch audience for the first time, along with the Amsterdam Sandberg Institute, the Rietveld Academy, and the ABK Maastricht.
“We Like Art Walls,” an extension of “We Like Art," is exhibiting work by Maria Roosen, amongst others, and the Zetel Foundation is selling ten unique chairs by leading young designers.
Once again, a subsidiary program at OBJECT features an afternoon of lectures about crafts at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. An evening debate on design with the Dutch magazine "Items" will follow in the nearby Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. On Saturday, Feb. 9, guests can join a program for collectors who are starting out, My First Design Collection.

The show kicks off with a press preview on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Press representatives are asked to request an invitation through Anne.
Entrance to the show is 5 Euros, 10 Euros including the entrance fee to NAi. During OBJECT visitors to both the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum will receive a special discount.
The show hours are Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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