Talent 2009, Designhuis Eindhoven


October 16 - November 30, 2009

Designhuis Eindhoven

The second edition of Talent presents 175 objects and installations from the 2009 graduates of 30 european design institutes and universities.
And once more it becomes palpable just how vital and in perpetual movement the design discipline is in europe, its education so knowledgeable and creative.
Hereby some observations on the dominant currents in the new work of emerging talent.

“Many small parts make a whole”

With a graduation year that is totally absorbed and under pressure of a deep financial crisis, many candidates literary took refuge and nestled themselves in the small and the well-known, in an ordinary world of everyday. After all, many small parts do make a whole.
The questions stay close to home and try to enlighten the nitty gritty of daily existence with a playful approach. A talent for improvisation and a narrative sense of imagination go hand in hand to hold ensuing problems at bay.
The visual language used is simple and sustainable and comes from house and garden using paper, pulp, felt, wood, glass, yarn and ribbon and electrical cord—the haberdashery of design.
The image of a neat human being emerges with multiple plank, cupboards and clothes to live in and constructed huts to hide in. Yet, also the image of a fantasy being creating his own dream world through illustrations, pattern, wallpaper, dresses and artefacts.
Dream and reality merge in a new domain where all borders blur: between art and design, between man and woman, between religion and fetishism, and between the second and third dimension. This pop-up generation is generating energy from simplicity.
from the infinitely small emerges the universal.

Lidewij Edelkoort

with:
Anna Ordesson, BAERE, Che Pablo Popeye Eyzenbach, Donna Rumble-Smith, Fleur Augustinus, Isabel Lizardi, Kerstin Bro Egelund, Maren Lösing, Merijn van Essen, Michiel van Wijngaarden, Roel Boonen, Sander van Loon, Simona Kicurovska, Vahakn Matossian, Alex
Hulme, Allard Boer, Avril de Pastre, Barteld Riemeijer, Branko Miliskovic, Daniel Heckscher, Georgios Maridakis, Hessel Stuut, Iris Ringeling, Kevin Kourtous, Loucia Serghiou, Marion Vriens, Natascha Boel, Sander van Loon, Sanne Gijsbers, Shaun Oosterwegel, Susan Nicol, Bas van der Veer, Bibi Nelson, Charlie Guda, David Derksen, Janina Loeve, Janine van Peer, Katrien Ploegmakers, Kiera Jolly, Louise Francis Smith, Michel Bussien, Mirjam Pluymaekers, Myrthe Mandemakers, Peggy Naumann, Roos Terra,
Sherraz Arif, Shiri Webb, Stephanie de man, Stephanie Shareky, Yoeri Treffers, Anna van Dooren, David Leveque, Fabian Hijlkema, Francesca Mae D'Arcy, Jasmijn van Zonneveld, Jenny Ellen Postle, Linda Corsten, Manon
van Trier, Marieke van der Bruggen, Michelle Hoenderboom, Nic Roex, Noël Deelen, Ruster Klijn, Sarah Lindstrom, Sophie Heijkoop, Vibe Lundemark, Sorcha Prior, Astrid Rubie, Bauke Fokkema, Beatrice Brovia, Catie Atkinson, Chiu Ying Yik, Christina Giljohann, Debbie Wijskamp, Emiel van Boekel, Ferdinand Hartgers, Florian Krautli, Ilse Landwehr Johann, Jana Zornik, Katharina Baur, Layla Kühnen, Lex Pott, Lucy Moon, Magdalena Brozda, Matthieu le Guern, Maxime Moriniere, Pascal Smelik, Peter Movrin,
Priska Falin, Rik ten Velden, Rik van Stegeren, Rob Wilson, Yumi Chon, Bastian Muller, Boukje Voet, Florian de Visser, Mariet Ewalts, Paula Arntzen, Ratna Ho, Stefano Annibale, Aisha Ifitikhar, Andrea Horezky, Anna Tascha Larsson, Bjorn Johansson, Christina Sanders, Jonathan Bevelander,
Matthew Miller, Michaela Niegemann, Per Emanuelsson & Bastian Bischoff, Rita Parniczky, Samuel Read-Jones, Sebastiaan Weenink, Theo de Waal, Twan Meijerink, AlexandraMaggs, Celia Lusted, Chloë Blount, Chrysa Chouliara, dionea rocha watt, Gerjanne van Zuilen, Hea-won Kim, Ipek
Koprulu, Isobel Gravestock, Jente Kruijsen, Kaori Takasu, Mirte en Merel Fellinger, Phillip Spittle, Sayaka Yamamoto, Wendy Denissen, Amaury
Poudray, Angela van Berlo, Aurelie Fradin, Barbara Hennequin, Carolina Wilcke, Christian Göbel, David Derksen, Djim Berger, Dorien Haagsma, Eva
Hofman, François Dumas, Hyunsun Park, Irene Cécile, Jepthe Francissen, Jetty Iestra, Jurjen van Hulzen, Konrad Lohöfener, Lauren Barjhoux, Maciek Wojcicki, Merlijn van der Wardt, Nic Roex, Simon Franklin, Simon Klenell, Sonja Berkhout, Valerian Goalec, Wendy Legro, Xinthe Jiang, Karin
Ronmark, Moa Lonn, Petter Odevall, Karin Viktoria Bjurstrom, Kaisu Koivisto, Georgina Richardson, Worapong Manupipatpong , Emilia Wärff, Floris Douma, François Mangeol, Jennifer Julien, Michel Julien, Nicola Mainstone, Rémi Bouhaniche, Vesna Makarov, Sarah Ivanyi.