November 19th 2006 until January 7th 2007
VIVID centre for design, Rotterdam
Since 1991, Arnout Visser has worked as a commissioned
designer who also developed his own collection within the various disciplines
of product design, furniture and interior design.
The design is as basic and, as tense as it gets.
Always, the first part of his design process is based in science and techniques
which include an optical enlargement, light conduction, weight, the Law
of Archimedes, balance, movement: Concept is form! Materials are reused,
and revived.Visser combines found objects with science, searching for
From the beginning of Droog Design, Visser is involved
with this initiative. At this moment he is the best represented designer
In 2000 Arnout started visiting Kenia. Here he makes series
of designs with a different attitude and ethics, developed in a glass
workshop in Kitengela, Kenya.
Visser calls this project Bushglass and with a formal renewal of craft-the
combination of craft skills, technical possibilities, recycled materials,
and artistic qualities he brings together two worlds that have no knowledge
about each other
The VIVID exhibition shows for the first time an
overview of the lively work of Arnout Visser. You see the 'laboratory'
glassware for Droog but also a lot of sculptural pieces from Africa.