On the 24th, 25th and 26th of May I will be present at Design District 2023 in the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. For the first time in four years, I’m taking part in a trade fair! Due to all kinds of circumstances, of which Corona was the biggest factor, it hadn’t happened before.
At the fair we will be showing the project Flower your skin. To celebrate that we are all different, I made wild hyacinths in a wide variety of colourful fabrics. We used, among other things, discarded tennis cloth, remnants of company clothing and colorful prints from fabric manufacturer Vlisco.
The wild hyacinth or bluebell grows for just a short period in spring and can turn large areas of the forest into a purple sea of flowers. When I saw the flowers, I wondered what it would be like if a few of these flowers had a completely different color. I was thinking of video games in which you can personalize your avatar by providing it with a new ‘skin’. With the project I want to encourage everyone to let your own identity flourish.
Business owners are welcome on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The fair is open to private individuals on Fridays. Book your tickets here.
See you soon!