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400 Years Later, Cite Goes Dutch

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Another highlight of NY Design Week was the 400 Years Later, Cite Goes Dutch exhibition in SoHo. Curators Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken skipped on the big names, opting instead to invite 23 emerging designers to showcase their work. The pieces, ranging from furniture to jewelry, were both playful and clever, reflective of the designers who grew up in the, “densely populated Netherlands…below sea level and under heavy gray skies.”

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Studio Glithero‘s Piqué and Double Piqué candles.

Studio Glithero had several of their hand-dipped curving candles on display, which are now being manufactured by Artenica.

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Tree Cabinet by Lotte van Laatum.

Designer Lotte van Laatum constructed her Tree Cabinet from a diseased Dutch elm, leaving the drawer face as a tribute to the wood’s original shape.

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Laurens van Wierengen’s Softy lights.

Laurens van Wierengen presented Softy lights made from dip-moulded vinyl, while Ilona Huvenaars and Willem Derks showcased the possibilities of 3-D printing with their nylon coated Knitted Vase.

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Ilona Huvenaars and Willem Derks Knitted Vase.

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Studio Jan Habraken‘s Mirror, Mirror.

Two of the more playful entries came from the curators themselves; Studio Jan Habraken’s Mirror, Mirror and byAMT’s Jointed Jewellery, a work in progress that aims to expand the possibilities of jewelry design.

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byAMT‘s Jointed Jewellery.

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