Studio Pieter Stockmans
Evence Coppéelaan 91
3600 GENK (BE)
Looking for the next Eames? For Powers of Materials, curator Karen Wuytens has selected the works of 12 designers, including Maarten Van Severen, Chris Kabel, Xavier Lust, Dirk Vander Kooij, Roel Vandebeek and Pieter Stockmans. Designers who – just as the Eames duo did with plywood and plastic – have achieved a new successful design through a special, innovative and unexpected use and application of materials. Material technical innovation opens up new possibilities and at the same time these designers flirt with the boundaries of what would be desirable or even possible. Powers of Materials focusses on ground-breaking design, both in its detail and from a broader perspective. While matter, production process and design are of great significance, this exhibition highlights the turning points in the work of 12 progressive designers.
The exhibition is located 200 metres from the 'The World of Charles and Ray Eames' and admission is free.