Ineke Hans Salon

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#XL3 expo: Furniture & the future - explore and act

The London Salon projects show an interesting case study of issues and topics that define the status quo of furniture design, design in general and the position of the designer in 2016-17. They also contain interesting facts for the future.
During LDF 2017 the London Salon Projects of 2016-2017 will be wrapped up with insights, conclusions, recommendations and alternative perspectives on design at Brompton Design District.

Find a visual report on exhibition here


16-24 September
Explore and Act

• An exhibition - with visionary objects, projects and strategies illustrate a number of motto's that aim to inspire in future directions for furniture design. With contributions from a.o. various designers and writers that participated in the salons: Nina Tolstrup, Industrial Facility, Frank Kolkman, Max Lamb, Opendesk, Pearsonlloyd, Piet Hein Eek, Martino Gamper, Marjan van Aubel, Benjamin Hubert, Michael Marriott, Anne van der Zwaag, John Thackara, Ineke Hans, Richard Vijgen, James Shaw, Isokon and Micaella Pedros. Exhibition design by Paula Arntzen.

• A pamphlet - made by Ineke Hans with Johanna Agerman Ross, curator 20th century and contemporary design at the V&A and designed by acclaimed Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom - gives insights in the past 12 salons and aims to point out at explorations and actions for furniture design and designers to drive forward in the future.
- Can we make furniture design more meaningfull and what can be the parameters to make that work?
- Can we recommend and describe conditions to governmental organisations, boards, education or producers?
- But above all: how can designers, manufacturers, producers, writers, curators, marketeers etc. in the designfield become active take position and act instead of talking in salons?

Location: exhibition and pamphlet will be presented from 16-24 September at 4 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JN, see