Master Pieces 2006

July 18th till August 13th

Droog Design, Amsterdam

Eight students from the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven graduated at the master program IM.

Students of the master program IM learn to connect their design with vision and awareness of the changes and developments in the world. The element that unites their work is the search for identity within a context of globalisation. The exhibition shows amongst others furniture that has taken inspiration from surrealism, vases shaped by bees, new solutions for space saving and environmentally friendly tape to mark different spots in the city.

The influential British design magazine ICON placed the Design Academy on their list of most influential people and companies worldwide. Under the guidance of Droog Design, faculty head of IM, the master students develop a conceptual and contextual approach towards design.


Master Pieces 2006
- Hao Chen’s (Taiwan, ’73) work creates a bridge between Asian and Western culture. By using the same method as the surrealists he tries to make you aware of Zen - The commercial system in which we live is ruled more and more by identity. Pirjo Haikola (Finland, ’79) breaks through this system by putting together undefined elements to become functional products. - José Rojas (Mexico,’78) transforms traditional bricks into dynamic building material. The bricks become decorative by adding elements into the clay before they are baked. The weather conditions trigger the natural process which creates form or decoration. The project of Wonhee Jeong (Korea, ’79) uses space in a flexible way. - Po-Ching Liao (Taiwan, ’73) uses tape to mark spots in the city. He designed tape with bread for pigeons and uses tape with grass as graffiti. - Chung-Tang Ho (Taiwan, ’72) examines how to replace volume within a product. In his bookshelve the volume of moved space becomes literally visible. - In the table setting of Arno Verhoeven (NL/Canada, ’68) a relation is made between technique, decoration and intimacy. - Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny (Slovakya, ’79) designs vases constructed from honeycomb that allows the bees to decide the form.