Beckmans goes to Milan
April 14, 2015
TOMORROW - Beckmans College of Design at Ventura Lambrate/Salone del Mobile 2015.
Can we influence the future with the objects of today? The students of Beckmans College of Design interpret the concept of Tomorrow and showcase work that attempts to push the boundaries of contemporary design. The items on display at Ventura Lambrate are aimed to inspire creativity. The students' desire is that visitors will not only look at new trends but to immerse themselves and be inspired to think in new directions.
Using the material as one of the tools for experimentation, the students blur the boundaries between objects, clothing, technology, craftsmanship, fantasy and reality. In the exhibited outfits and objects, there are different recurring themes, among them escapism, but above all aspects of contemporary society with its established but moveable codes and conducts are subject of investigation. Traditions and origins are simultaneously respected and disregarded, as are notions of beauty, value and even the convention of clothing and furniture itself.
Beckmans College of Design has a long tradition of interdisciplinary student collaboration. The projects and collaborations often strive to utilize product design, fashion and communication as a drive of change. How can an object, a piece of furniture, an outfit in itself change ways of thinking? What happens when we blur the line between dream and reality? Inspired by the design and fashion students' diversity of ideas and ways of seeing, the visual communication students fuse different landscapes into the visual languages, films, images, sound, graphic design and websites.
Welcome to to Beckmans College of Design, Ventura Lambrate Academia hall A, Milan Design Week Via Dei Canzi 19, Lambrate district.
TOMORROW,STUDENTS, OBJECTS AND FASHION:At Ventura Lambrate Beckmans College of Design will show:
1. Nobel Creations: First and second-year students in Fashion and Product Design interpret the Nobel Peace Prize, which in 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzi "for the struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education." All communication around the projects is created by students in Visual Communication.
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time: The third-year students used the term Tomorrow as a basis for research and their design processes. The students' interpretations range from new ways of using dust left over from construction, the universal language of tactile experiences, to a playful association of everyday objects. The communication of the project was made by second-year students in Visual Communication.
3. Sneak Peek: The second-year Fashion students mark the middle of their studies with an experimental course that present individual collections of three outfits; the outcome of a project in which they have experimented with process, materials and multiple textile techniques. The second-year students in Visual Communication created all the communication, as well as a fashion show, for the project.
Fashion interpretation: Alecsander Rothschild and Daniela Perschietti
"A common theme in our work has been the right of every child to education and basic human rights. Through materials, colour and design, we aim to convey a poetic sense of courage and fortitude which contrast the fragile."
Object interpretation: Elina Johansson
"If people could cooperate instead of opposing one another, the justice and freedom that Malala Yousafzi and Kailash Satyarthi work so hard to achieve could exist. The contrast will be balanced, enlightenment would reign."
WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME:
Mimmi Sendel's Guilty Pleasure Cabinet plays with the idea of identity - revealing to the viewer a series of artifacts that represent the designer's ‘unfiltered interests'.
Erika Emerén shows Enlightened Structure, a lamp inspired by how Internet activism can be used to change conservative structures.
Veronica Rönn explores the concept of ageing with her table made from reclaimed wood and copper, which she stained with chemicals in order to create an ‘aged' aesthetic.
Johanna K. Sandén's Frisky Shelf is a playful piece of furniture covered entirely with fringe, thus inviting the user to either plunge his or her hands behind the fringes without knowing what's inside, or prompting the user to hold back the fringe in order to explore the contents within.
Hang On by Erik Nyströmis a chair-shaped clothes hanger that plays with the way we view two and three-dimensional images.
Josephine Bergqvist explores the borders between inspiration and cultural appropriation in fashion design.
Anna Scholtz works with the baroque language of form as inspiration and with hand-colored yarn as reference point in her experiments with materials. The result is a collection that celebrates the dramatic and the romantic.