Slow Tech, Wow Amsterdam

Curated by... Jeroen Junte

October 4 - November 29, 2014

‘Slow Tech’ is an exhibition showing 12 chairs that fuse experimental materials or an innovative production technique to a craft-base process. It is a fusion of high tech en slow crafts. The Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders will be presented as ‘the mother of all slow tech chairs’ and will literally be the centre piece. The other 10 chairs will be grouped around it.

Slow Tech is the first exhibition in a series called ‘Curated by…’ initiated by WOW. Three times a year, WOW will work with a co-curator to organize an exhibition showing work by both established and young talent. The first exhibition in this series focuses on Design, the next will be on Fashion

The exhibition is a collaboration between Jeroen Junte and WOW. Junte is a well known design critic . He writes about art and culture with a strong focus on design and architecture. With his books, but also with his bimonthly talk show in Pakhuis de Zwijger (Amsterdam), Junte endeavors to inform both insiders and interested people in an accessible manner about design.

The first ‘Curated by…’ exhibition focuses on chair designs by young Dutch designers. All are the result of a material experiment or a special production method. The underlying idea is that Dutch designers today show an increasing interest in an investigative and experimental way of designing. Jeroen Junte will share his personal view on each of the chairs, and in doing so giving insight in his way of looking at trends and design in general.
Participating designers and their chairs:

Marcel Wanders – Knotted Chair
Jólan van der Wiel – Gravity
Rutger de Regt – Happy Misfit
Lenneke Langenhuijsen – buro BELÉN - TuTu
Eric Klarenbeek - Mycelium
Maarten Schenkeveld – One Piece A Day
Chris Kabel – Seam Chair
Pascal Smelik - Kaarsrecht Stool
Marjan van Aubel – Well Proven Chair
Martijn Rigters – Foam Party Chair
Dirk van der Kooij -Endless Chair
Joris Laarman – Bits & Parts Puzzle Chair