During Dutch Design Week 2020
Come a little bit closer
After months of social distancing we all crave for closeness.The space will offer multiple perspectives while inviting the visitor to collect his/her personal view.
Your eyes are attracted already
Upon entering the dark space an animated colorful object comes into view, reflecting light and space. The intent is visual entertainment with the optional brief moment of ‘reflection’.
Cross the space between us
Moving closer the visitor will see a fleeting image of him-/herself. Although the space is sparsely illuminated positive vibes will mix.
And the intimacy could take us to the next level
Keep developing, moving… not accept a status quo while reflecting on the reality outside. It is an invitation… an attempt to inspire.
Take a break to meet yourself
It’s a mesmerizing opportunity; the visitor has time to bask in the moment, capture his/her own personal, unique views and share those. Pictures taken all be different…
It’s you – it’s always been you
The designers provide you with some positive energy, will make you smile and allow you to get closer to yourself. And from then on you decide… whether the good vibes will lighten the next instant of loneliness!
Location: Studio mo man tai During Dutch Design Week 2020
Video: Hardfield Productions
De Bijenkorf Eindhoven invited Ulrike Jurklies to co-create a shop window installation showcasing her furniture and objects, known from the project ‘See-through’, presented during Dutch Design Week 2017.
All these products were made from leftover material from the production of colored plastic sheets. Because of the different color gradients during the process, every object is unique.
The print on textile was produced by large-format print expert BIG Impact, 100% made from recycled PET bottles, printed with water-based ink.
Photos by Jeroen van der Wielen
During Dutch Design Week 2015, Willemijn de Wit and Ulrike Jurklies (mo man tai) created an opulent visual experience with their ‘Orchids’ installation, which was realized in collaboration with VG Colours and Big Impact. The stunning exhibition is influenced by an innovative way of treating orchids with colour, a technique that was introduced to the market in 2009. VG Colours is well-known for this unique technique and have specialized the technique further within the design field. A new biobased wall covering called Gluetex Biovate also features in the exhibition. This wallpaper is personalized here by the mo man tai graphic by Ulrike Jurklies, who designed the vibrant orchid pattern for use with this new biobased wallpaper, as well as for application on a curtain textile within the exhibition.
In addition to being a fascinating display of new materials and techniques, the designers explain that the orchid installations shows the changing beauty of colour-influenced flowers as a symbol of mourning, “visualizing the overwhelming feeling that temporarily takes control of the whole body,” they explain.
Supporting partners: VG Orchids and BIG impact supersize printing
A visual exploration of the modern day skate scene initiated by Willemijn de Wit, Sarah Mesritz & Ulrike Jurklies. Dutch Design Week 2014. Together with Willemijn de Wit and Sarah Mesritz we took care of this project in a comprehensive manner, from coming up with the concept, all throughout the project’s development, and taking care of all of the final details. We were also responsible for initiating and curating the exhibition, which involved the set up and organization of four small shows dedicated to specific themes in the world of design and skateboarding: Yann Gross, Jelle Tuinhout, Roos Meerman, Ruben van der Scheer, Crealev, all of which shared a common focus on an artisanal experimental approach to design, a theme that is also very near to my own vision.
Photography Dirk van den Heuvel Graphics George&Harrison 3D visuals Damon van Drimmelen
Supporting Partners: BIGImpact supersize printing and Skatepark Area 51