From 17-25 Sept 2016 a UK-NL popup exhibition took place of 4 UK-NL designers working with Opendesk and Ineke Hans in Brompton Design District, see.'Furniture is not working 2.0' explored the future of workplaces and open source production initiated and curated by Ineke Hans.
London based Opendesk and Ineke Hans present their collaboration with four emerging UK-NL designers: Adam Blencowe, James Shaw, Paula Arntzen and Thor ter Kulve, all based in London. All four were asked to explore the future of work as well as that of open source design and production and base on that to come up with items that could meet our future furniture needs. The four projects fed and supported the 2016 London salons on 'the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer'.
THE FUTURE OF PLYWOOD, James ShawPlywood is square. Trees are round and take 25-50 years to grow. Somehow this does not match. Through contact with a scientist on cellulose James worked on a project to grow plywood sheets in 8 weeks. Production can take place where it is needed and only bags of spores can be send around the world and no longer trees or plywood sheets, see video
DADO FURNITURE (local standard), Adam BlencoweEverywhere in the world you find wooden rails in DIY shops: decorative elements that all have the same standard in the country of its origin. Small digital libraries of these local standards could be made and programmed plus cut out of opensource furniture components. By sliding in the local rails - with an almost folklore touch - furniture shelves with different functions can be realised, see video
BUNDLE, Thor ter KulveWhat ever the future will bring us... if you are a drone programmer in your backgarden in the south of France or a student moving around in a city like London: the basic element a trestle will always be needed and with sheet material that you can find somewhere in your surrounding you can always make a table. Bundle is a very basic knockdown trestle to be picked up easily, see video
OPEN FOR ALL, Paula ArntzenThe future of work is working anywhere and working together. Open for all is a bench that allows to be moved around and work on together. However its size and design order that you have to open and close it with two persons, so... cooperation IS needed, see videoPress info, Furniture is not working, Brompton Design DistrictMore photo's of the presentation will come online.