about STUDIO | SALON London ( 2015 - 2017* )
Aware of a rapid changing reality for furniture design with changing production, promotion and selling methods, a surplus of furniture in a society where people move to smaller houses and offices and a society on the edge of consuming less, Ineke Hans wanted to focus on 'future scenarios for furniture design' and consequently 'the changing role of the designer'.To do so she has started studio | salon in London in 2015.
The studio works on design projects with the studio in Arnhem.For the salon London is carefully picked.Discussions on rising prices for live and workspace, and its effects on the city are highly topical here, effecting on its turn the furniture we need, use and can afford. London as a metropolis is under the magnifying glass when it comes to changes in our future work-, living-, and public space and related to new ways of consumption, production, mobile working, travelling and relaxing it can be seen as an example for future scenario's in other places in the world, read more
The London Salons aim to deal with these issues. Through columns, events and a row of round table conversations in 2016 with (international) visiting designers, queer thinkers and e.g. experts on human behaviour and mobility salon tries to find new perspectives for design, to redefine the position of the designer in this and to come to conclusions and recommendations by the summer of 2017. see program * new salons on new topics might start in the future in other places