POST FOSSIL: excavating 21st century creation is a design exhibition curated by Li Edelkoort that is currently on at the Design Museum Holon. The pieces shown in the exhibition are “future fossils” or the objects created by a group of designers, including Nacho Carbonell (work shown above), Maarten Baas, Pieke Bergmans, BCXSY, Samuel Ben Shalom and Studio Re-Creation, that challenge more conventional ideas of design, by “going back to the primitive roots of the very act of making things.” As Edelkoort explains, “Time has come for extreme change. Society is ready to break away from last century for good. To break with creative conventions, theoretic rules and stigmas that now are questioned, challenged and broken. To break with a materialistic mentality, replacing it with the materialisation of modest earth-bound and recomposed matter. Nature is a dominant ingredient in this movement, although no longer used in a naÃ¯ve and aspiring ecological language, but as a mature philosophy fit for a newer age. Like a Fred Flintstone of tomorrow.”
POST FOSSIL runs through April 30, 2011.
The White Jackrabbit by Nikola Nikolov (Studio Re-Creation)
Mad Cow by Samuel Ben Shalom
Clay Furniture by Maarten Baas