Product, Design, Arnhem.

Presentation, Composing the New Carpet, 2017.

During the Dutch Design Week a group of 1st year students had been selected to showcase their work at the exhibition Work in Progress, organised by Network Applied Design Research (NADR). The students developed new approaches within the research project Composing the New Carpet by the Centre of Expertise Future Makers ArtEZ working together with Modint, product designers, carpet manufacturers such as Bonar and WageningenUR. During the Dutch Design Week ArtEZ Centre of Expertise Future Makers showcased all finding by students and professionals who collaborated within the project. 

Supervised by Peter Traag and Jeroen van den Eijnde

 

Open Days, 2017.

In November, the department was open to the public. Open Days, during which applicants can visit the department and meet staff and students, are held each year. The department showcases work, films and installations from all 4 years in the study program. Those interested in studying at ArtEZ can talk to students and lecturers, and savour the atmosphere at the school. If you are considering applying for the program, please contact the department to stay informed of the orientation program, which includes orientation days with workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews.

Fieldworks, Sweden, 2017.

In October 2017 students and alumni from Artez and Khio Oslo were part of Masterglass: Poetic Domain. A cultural residence program in which students during the 6 days where guided through all stages of working with glass with the hotshop masters and glass artists at the Glass Factory in Boda Glasbruk Sweden. The students were part of a program that included, field trips, lectures and dialogues about the history and techniques of glass blowing surrounded by the typical forests of Småland which house many traditions and folklore, i.e. myths and legends. 

Participating students: Erik Lijzenga, Robert Marse, Hanna Kooistra, Jippe Liefbroer, Thomas van den Bliek, Bart van Dommelen, Thijs Swinkels, Mireille Steinhagen, Floor Nijdeken (alumnus PD 2013)

Initiated by Mark Sturkenboom and Cathelijne Engelkes. 

Dutch Design Week, 2017.

Product Design Arnhem presents the exhibition COMMON GROUND during the Dutch Design Week 2017, with diverse (nat/int) projects and selected graduation work to provide new insights, narratives and applications. Common Ground draws the attention towards interlinking the diversity in the department and the context that our students are working in.

 

The exhibition runs from Saturday 21 October till Sunday 29 October 2017, starting from 11:00 - 19.00

 

Temporary Art Centre (TAC) Vonderweg 1 5611BK Eindhoven

 

Exhibtion and Production Design Studio MetMet

 

Look out for the Volvo Design Rides with the XXL Snowglobe, design by Studio MetMet

Workshop, Summer session, 2017.

At the opening of the new study year we hosted the summer workshop in which ninety students were spread across four workgroups. The overal theme ‘Hinterland’ transferred various design interventions each reacting in its own specific way. Hinterland is a German word referring to remoteness within geography. Within our design work field it is essential to step into a sense of remoteness in order to re-think and re-do. Through elements such as inhabitable, unwearable, unthinkable and undesignated, students were disconnected from the existing and turned into explorers. We invited an experimental and professional team to facilitate a week of hands-on exploration. 

 

The workshops were led by Denise J. Reytan (DE), Frank Kolkman (NL), Emily Luce (CAN) and Cathelijne Engelkes (NL)

Studio Experience, Clarks, 2017.

A key signature of the department is that we collaborate and innovate through a strong bond between education and practice. By working with our industry partners students discover new territories. In September 2017 Thomas van den Bliek, Hanneke Klaver and Judith Muijs ( graduate students) returned from a week at the Clarks headquarters in Somerset (UK).

 

They had been selected from a collaborative footwear project and were invited to explore the company, work on prototypes and present the project that Clarks and Product Design have build up. We emphasise the importance of industry visits as a valuable way for students to gain knowledge and skills providing hands-on experience as well as practice-based learning.

 

Supervised by Marijke Bruggink

Finals, 2017.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and two external examiners to work with the graduate students. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed.

External examiners: Rianne Makkink, studio Makkink&Bey (NL) and Daniel Michalik, director Product Design, Parsons University NYC, (USA).

 

Finals 2017 

28 June - 2 July

Weekdays 10.00 - 20.30  

Weekend 11.00 - 17.00

Onderlangs 9, 6811LK, Arnhem

Presentation, Salon Product Design, 2017.

During the graduation week Finals 2017 the department organised the Salon Product Design for an invited group from (int)national industry, education and design practice. The first gathering Salon16 took place a year earlier to speak on the urgency, context and relevance within our changing work field. This start led to an inspiring evening enabling discourse and collaboration. Speakers at Salon17 connected their talks by speaking on the urgency of the social, ethical and political context we are living in. Speakers: Lovisa Minkiewicz  (NL), Frank Kolkman (NL),  Helen Carnac (UK), Daniel Michalik (USA) and Ed van Hinte (NL)

Presentation, BioDesign Challenge, 2017.

Jasmijn van der Weide, Jeroen van Kempen, Lovisa Minkiwicz, 2nd year students have been selected to present at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on 22-23 June in New York City. The Biodesign Challenge (BDC) is a university competition, that partners college students with scientists to envision new ways to harness living systems and biotechnology. The students have been working with professors, scientists, and subject-matter experts to explore the possible ways biotechnology may reshape our lives.

 

The group designed a  speculative context to open the debate between design, technology and ethics. The Par-tu-ri-ent project is about future parents and childbearing, with the possibility to grow and design your child in an external pod. By shifting the focus of the discussion from a purely scientific approach to a social approach, we can get a realistic impression of what the consequences of the progress of biotechnology and biodesign could be. 

 

The project was supervised by Katja Gruijters and Sander Luske. With support of Rolf Schoeber, Peter Traag and Judith van den Boom and Dr. Jeroen de Ridder & Dr. Wigard Kloosterman, Dr. Terry Vrijenhoek ,University Medical Center Utrecht, University Medical Center Utrecht, Emy Kool, Ethicist, University Medical Center Utrecht, Sos Astrup, Midwife, Hans Bergmans PhD, (retired) NIPHE, Actors Annebel Overbeeke, Harun Balci, Grace van der Zee.

Fieldworks, China, 2017.

In April 2017 we organised Fieldworks DustHack, a two week hands-on workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Dusthack was focussing on re-thinking, re-doing and re-searching into the past present and future of porcelain clay through rethinking the context, craft and local skills. Together with 10 students we worked in the studio, visited industry and craftsmanship to develop new insights. The workperiod Dusthack brings together cleverness, boldness and new approaches where participant are being exposed to a variety of skills and cultural context of clay. 

Students: Daniel Ge van der Hoek, Gijs Wouters, Lotte van der Westen, Stefan Theunissen, Nelis Claassen, Eva Sleger, Dirk Vaessen, Yvonne Smeets, Marieke Heesbeen. 

Supervised by Judith van den Boom

Design Residency Program, Thomas Grogan, 2017.

The Product Design Residency Program invited designer Thomas Grogan (RCA Design Interactions) from London for the April-June 2017 residency period. Thomas' work explores the use of ‘product hacking’ as a therapeutical instrument by subverting ready made objects through digital and physical interventions. During the residency, Thomas has experimented with ‘bas-relief ’, an ancient sculptural technique that, when adorning buildings and objects, praises the value of ornamentation in architecture and design. By using found 3D models as a main visual reference to create ‘bas-reliefs’, he has researched new ways to materialise the digital interpretation of our physical environment. 

Photocredit Juuke Schoorl.

View his work and processes:

http://thomas-grogan.com

https://www.instagram.com/thomgrog/

Studio Experience, Internship, 2017.

Students complete an internship in the third year at a studio in the Netherlands or abroad. The goal of the internship is to stretch their understanding of the design field and to acquire new insights, methods and approaches in the professional field. In 2017 students choose a broad range of studio’s such as: studio Glithero, Pieke Bergmans, Jan Taminiau, Mara Skujeniece, Ted Noten, Bart Hess, Erik Klarenbeek and others.

Exhibition, Forms&Fictions, 2017.

A group of students have been selected to present their work ‘Forms & Fictions’ – in gallery Marzee in Nijmegen from 15 January until 22 March 2017. The work was presented in a group exhibition with int. participants from AdBK Nürnberg (DE). The work was developed in the first semester course Accessories + Context. Through dissecting and assimilating existing products, students developed their own view on jewellery and glasses.

 

The course is supervised by Renate Volleberg

 

Design Residency Program, (Un)known Collective, 2017.

The Product Design Residency Program has invited the design group (Un)Known Collective from London for the February-April 2017 residency period. Through this residency, design professionals work within the department for a specific period of time and build bridges between practice and education.

 

(Un)Known Collective is formed by Anne Vaandrager, Katy Shand and Charlotte Nordmoen - all alumni of Material Futures, Central Saint Martins. Their multi-disciplinary work is focused on using materiality to explore themes of social sustainability. (Un)Known’s design responses are research driven, and function is defined by provocation rather than pragmatic solutions. They are concerned with investigating socio-political issues and forming responses that challenge and question their audience. Together they bring experiences from textiles, filmmaking and digital fabrication.

Workshop, Footwear Design, Future Footwear, 2017.

In a two-week workshop, students are introduced to the practice of shoemaking and the entire process involved: responding to a brief and particular demands, various techniques and skills, use of (alternative) materials, and finally, the production and design of footwear. This workshop has a great appeal to the students, who enjoy exploring the working environment of designing footwear. This year, students worked on the theme of Future Footwear and explored future foot visions through form and function. The Footwear workshop, normally given by Lillian Sanderson, was hosted by Hendrickje Schimmel (UK) and Rosanne Bergsma under Lillian’s supervision.

 

Students involved in this project: Niels Awater, Frouke Engel, Chloe Geurts, Emma Hoogstede, Paul Hulsebosch, Jeroen van Kempen, Iris Megens, Lovisa Minkiewicz, Eva Slegers, Yvon Smeets, Jesper Spekenbrink, Mireille Steinhage, Dirk Vaessen, Floris de Vries, Jasmijn van der Weide, Grace van der Zee.

Workshop, Winter session, 2017.

At the start of each semester, the students in years 1,2,3 and 4 work together within thematic workshops for one week. The new year of 2017 started with a workshop week during which ninety students were spread across five workgroups. An experimental guest team was invited to facilitate a week of exploration on the notion of the body. The body takes up an important place within Product Design, as this field pursues a correlation between material, spatial and philosophical definitions. The meaning of the word “body” relates not only to ourselves as human beings, but just as much to the physical matter that surrounds us. The Beyond the Body workshop was focused on stating and shaping new ideas around the body: the physical, the material, the mystery, the mass and the mental.

 

The workshops were led by Bart Hess, Klaartje Martens, Joris Suk, Hendrickje Schimmel, Rosanne Bergsma, Marcel van Kan, Jochem Faudet and Willem van der Sluis. 

Cover, 2017.

In December the assessments of the first semester took place; students presented all results of their classes to the Product Design tutors. The presentations include final design work, but also research, theory and process components.

 

Part of this semester’s assessments was the Wearables course in year 2. Guided by the briefing ‘The Cover’, students explored various approaches of textile behaviour, involving research, modelling and associative abilities. The briefing requires students to design various surfaces through different methodologies. Students are free in their interpretation of the briefing, as well as in directing their own materials and technical development.

 

The course is supervised by Klaartje Martens.

Transition, Eventual Messaging, 2017.

Through the Transition program with 3rd year students, the departments Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design formed a new alliance in order to map and investigate tomorrow’s work field. This years Transition theme was ‘Eventual Messaging’ where students explored alternatives to short-term solutionism, instant gratification and on-demand-everything. Eventual Messaging as opposed to Instant Messaging.

 

Over the course of 15 weeks students engaged with large and unwieldy issues spanning across extended time and space. Gathered into three categories; NOW/HERE, NEAR, and FAR, these projects, in various degrees, sidestep the purely utilitarian to also include: the imaginative, the hypothetical and the provocative. Each in their own way they provide us with fresh insight into the historical struggle between two competing human impulses: the desire to make a mark for future generations and a deep confusion about what exactly that mark should be.


The course was supervised by  Frank Kolkman

Design Residency Program, Frank Verkade, 2016.

The Product Design department was the first within ArtEZ to host a Design Residency Program, and granted a residency period (September - December 2016) to designer Frank Verkade. Through this residency, design professionals work within the department for a specific period of time to build bridges between practice and education. Practitioners are provided with an opportunity to develop new work and participate in or organise talks, teaching, events and/or exhibitions.

 

During his residency, Frank Verkade explored the intimate relationship between design and the human form. His wearable objects are directly shaped onto the body, which functions as the scene of display as well as the origin of their form. His work reflects upon anatomy, connecting the human, animal and plantae kingdoms. In addition to his self-initiated works, Frank has gained experience through working with artists and designers such as Ted Noten and Bart Hess, and with cultural institutions like the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Saint-Étienne Design Biennale.

 

www.atelierfrankverkade.com

Open Days, 2016.

In November, the department was open to the public. This year’s special guests were the alumni group Future Makers, who presented the showcase they had organised for Dutch Design Week. Open Days, during which applicants can visit the department and meet staff and students, are held each year. The department showcases work, films and installations from all 4 years in the study program. Those interested in studying at ArtEZ can talk to students and lecturers, and savour the atmosphere at the school. If you are considering applying for the program, please contact the department to stay informed of the orientation program, which includes orientation days with workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews.

Fieldworks, Manchester, 2016.

The Fieldworks program allows students from years 1-2-3-4 to work with international partners. The aim is for students to collaborate, share, and obtain skills and knowledge, while exploring networks and working methods outside of the department.

 

Fieldworks Manchester was a two-day workshop during the Design Manchester week (UK). Students from Product Design ArtEz, BA(Hons), Three Dimensional Design and the MA in Landscape Architecture explored notions of the future city. Students researched, tested and designed instruments to interpret and propose scenarios in response to Pomona Island, a currently vacant area within the city of Manchester. The workshop took place at InSitu Architectural Salvage in Hulme, Jo Hartley studio and the Manchester Metropolitan University. Students gave informal presentations of their first day’s progress in a Show and Tell session at the Pilcrow Pub, linking with participants of the New Generation: Design for Living Symposium.

Transition, Biodesign workshop, 2016.

The 3rd-year students of Product Design, Interaction Design and Graphic Design studied the world of living matter in a four-day workshop. The students prepared presentations about their findings on growth and time-based processes.

 

Over the past few decades, biology has entered public consciousness more than any other science. We’ve been learning that organisms, consisting of organised information, can be manipulated and their features combined to perform new, specific functions. The purpose of this experimental workshop is to arouse curiosity about living materials, to explore a hands-on approach, to learn about the microbial world and to reflect on life at large.

 

This workshop was realized with the planning and expertise of guest tutor Maurizio Montalti, of Officina Corpuscoli.

Workshop, Summer session, 2016.

The Product Design department began the new study year with the Summer+Winter sessions. At the start of each semester of years 1,2,3 and 4, the students work together for one week within different workshop themes. This not only makes a great introduction for our 1st-year students, but also develops a strong sense of synergy, collaboration and exchange of skills across the different study years. The department asked a group of diverse practitioners to develop workshops that explored the wide-ranging field of design. One week of hard work was concluded with a performance and an exhibition, organized by the students.

 

The summer workshops were facilitated by Yuri Veerman, Ed van Hinte, Bernadette Deddens (UK) and Katja Gruijters.

Food Design, Food Under Construction, 2016.

In the Food under Construction project, 2nd-year students worked towards new scenarios and products concerning the future of food. Their work was developed through searching for new opportunities, questioning the food industry and experimenting with sustainable alternatives that may help us treat our planet and each other in a responsible way. Students presented the results of the Food Under Construction project during the 2016 Finals. The students hosted an event during which the audience could taste and experience their projects.

 

The project tutors were Katja Gruijters and Sander Luske.

 

Finals, 2016.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from all including Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Fine Art and Design in Education (DBKV). The students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and skill. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and a external examiner to work with the graduate students on the design of the exhibition, catalogue and programs. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed. External examiners: Marloes Ten Bhömer and Wendy Plomp.

Photography: Sander Luske and Rana Ghavami

 

Study trip, London and Manchester, 2016.

The annual study trip for 1st- and 2nd-year students took place in Manchester and London. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. This year’s program, themed Past-Present-Future Craft, explored attitudes and techniques in the domain of analogue, technological and traditional methods. The department actively maintains contact with a network of colleges and schools in the UK: many members of the team have obtained their Master’s in London or work with industry and museums there. Through this practice-based network, students experience the work field from different perspectives. The program included visits to exhibitions, local initiatives and studios such as MadLab, Kostya Novoselov, Martino Gamper, Mathias Hahn, Peter Marigold, Studio O Portable and Studio Peut-Porter.

Workshop, Hackathon, 2016.

Each year, the Interaction Design department organizes Hackathon workshops, aimed at exploring various methods of hacking appliances and found objects. The 2016 Hackathon, co-organised with tutor Frank Kolkman, was open to Product Design students as well. On day one, the students analysed the design, function and use of such objects. On day two, they hacked and transformed these objects into kinetic machines and tools.

Transition, Final presentation, 2016.

Through the Transition program, the departments Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design have formed a new alliance in order to map and investigate tomorrow’s work fields. The Transition theme was chosen to draw attention to the wide diversification between students across departments. A constantly changing world gives impetus to new demands and needs, as well as to transformations that designers cannot ignore. Change drives creative processes, questions and output. But what does transition mean for the next generation of design? The various phases of the program lead students through research, fieldwork and a study trip in areas that range from programming, electronics, craft and materials to industry, food, bio-design and science. 

 

This ongoing research project is not only focused on developing a strong future department, but also on building the future of design education. In the coming academic year, the alliance will further develop its program and activities. The 2015-2016 project tutors were Richard Vijgen, Hendrik-Jan Grievink, Thomas Castro, Katja Gruijters, Judith van den Boom, and guest tutor Ed van Hinte. Manami Saito acted as host in Tokyo.

Hybrids, Manufacture of Desire, 2016.

In this project, students examined the role of design and the power of images in shaping our desires, and mapped and visualised the various ways in which we are seduced to use or consume objects and things. The purpose of this project is to introduce students to formats such as installations, and alternative forms of exhibition design. The results were presented at Showroom in Arnhem. During this event, Yuri Veerman gave a lecture on the role of language, signs and symbols in our contemporary Culture. The project was guided by Marcel van Kan, and Jules Langenberg and Rana Ghavami were invited for the mid-term evaluation. 

Workshop, Textiles, 2016.

Product Design has developed a profound base of high-quality craftsmanship throughout the BA program, where students build their vision on design through research and making. From 2015 the department has set course towards the creation of new materials on the basis of ingredients and resources. This resulted in workshops on bio-design and classes on creating new materials. 3rd-year students have investigated new approaches towards textiles in workshops with tutor Klaartje Martens and guest tutor Joris Suk from Maison De FAUX. By working on experimental methods and material (de)constructions for several weeks, students studied new qualities and applications of textiles.

Workshop, Light, 2016.

The 1st-year students began the year 2016 with a weeklong lighting workshop by Willem van der Sluis and Jochem Faudet. Students were introduced to the properties of light, taking different sources of light as their starting point and designing them into new objects with new functions. The workshop results determined the framework of the light design course, and the first mock-ups and sketches by students were further developed during this course. 

Workshop, Footwear Design, 2016.

Each year Lilian Sanderson, senior designer at Fred de la Bretoniere, is invited for a workshop with 2nd-year students. This workshop is meant to introduce students to the practice of shoemaking. They learn the entire process: responding to the brief and demands of a client, various techniques and skills, use of (alternative) materials and finally the production and design of footwear. This workshop has a great appeal to the students, who enjoy exploring the working environment of designing footwear. Next to Lilian Sanderson, other guests such as Elsien Grinhuis, Jan Schrijver and Karolien van Mensvoort have also been involved in this project. 

Transition, Tokyo, 2015.

Through the Transition program, the departments Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design have formed a new alliance in order to map and investigate tomorrow’s work fields. The departments have built a common ground for students to explore the dynamics of work that crosses the boundaries between the digital and the material. Product and Interaction Design created the basis for this alliance in 2013 with Future of the Lab, a program that was primarily intended to help identify future scenarios for the definition of the school as a laboratory. In November 2015, Tokyo was chosen as the destination of a study trip due to the transitory nature of this city. During a one-week workshop, students explored the city by visiting studios and local initiatives in different areas.

Groote Sociëteit Award, 2015.

Together with The Groote Sociëteit club in Arnhem, Product Design has organised a five-year plan for graduate students. This program is developed to financially support graduates’ continuation of their final projects, research and works. This program also aims to offer financial support for the development of their cultural entrepreneurship. Three candidates are selected from all applicants to summit a detailed project plan, to be presented to the committee. So far, Karlijn Sibbel has been awarded with a prize of € 4000 for her research on bio-design and a working period at Genspace in New York. 

Finals, 2015.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from all including Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Fine Art and Design in Education (DBKV). The students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and skill. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and a external examiner to work with the graduate students on the design of the exhibition, catalogue and programs. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed. External examiners Manon Schaap + Annemartine van Kesteren.

Food Design, Obesity, 2015.

Students presented the results of the project Obesity during the 2015 Finals. In this project, supervised by Katia Gruijters and Sander Luske, students engaged with eating habits, food production and health. Their design proposals and narratives were discussed with visiting guests Kees de Graaf (Wageningen University) and Ed van Hinte. The students hosted an event during which the audience could taste and experience their projects.

Study trip, Berlin, 2015.

Hybrids, State of (In)dependence, 2015.

This project offers students the possibility to collaborate on an exhibition. State of (in)dependence shows in different ways how students strive for independence within today's society, but at the same time face the friction or dependence upon existing systems. The students aim for a future in which the personal possession of products becomes subservient to collective experience. As sociologist Colin Campbell states, “It is not the direct use of the consumer goods, but the desire for that product and the fantasy of what it will bring us that gives satisfaction.” State of In(Dependence) consists of three subprojects: Consumerism, Border Exchange Office and Trasher Island.

Dutch Design Week, 2014.

Product Design and Interaction Design have sought common ground for students to explore the dynamics of crossover work in the digital and the material domains. The departments collaborate to research the relevance and purpose of design, in order to enable the students to craft a different awareness of the world they will work in. The two departments co-hosted Uncertainty Studios during the Dutch Design Week.

 

Uncertainty Studios was the result of a collaborative research project in which uncertainty and relevancy were investigated through physical and digital gestures, information design and material explorations. Uncertainty Studios consisted of young and established alumni, a research project by 3rd-year students and a series of lectures on lightness, sound, fiction and psychology by international guests such as Hillel Schwarz (US), Nuno Coelho (UK), Ed van Hinte (NL) and Noam Toran (UK).

Future of The Lab, Research trip China, 2014.

The Future of The Lab is about defining new intersections and reshaping the role of tools, equipment and learning. The research trip to China (Shanghai, Jingdezhen and Beijing) was focused on the future of design, exploring new methods and frontiers that are essential to tomorrow’s design education. The team of tutors and students visited various studios, local industries and The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. During one of their visits, they met up with the founder of Hackerspace, David Li, and discussed the contradictions surrounding DIY hacking developments in China. The program in Beijing was co-hosted by studio Henny van Nistelrooy. 

Study trip, Duisburg, 2014.

At the start of the first semester, fieldtrips are organised to welcome the new group of students. The course team organised an introduction day to Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord and the Zollverein in Essen. Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord illustrates the environmental transformation of a formerly industrialised coal-mining region. Students explored the grounds and sights that were once formed by industrial use but are now interwoven with a newly curated landscape, open to the public. 

Finals, 2014.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from all including Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Fine Art and Design in Education (DBKV). The students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and skill. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and a external examiner to work with the graduate students on the design of the exhibition, catalogue and programs. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed. External examiners Suzanne Oxenaar + Hein van Dam.

 

Food Design, Survival Clinic, 2014.

Over the past years, students have formed their projects on a briefing by Katja Gruijters and Sander Luske. Through questioning, experimenting and debating the relevance of the briefing, students create their own vision on the theme. In the project Food Survival Clinic, students went on a foraging survival trip with herbalist Frank Radder in search of edible and healing ingredients on the riverbanks of Meinerswijk, Arnhem.Students presented their Food Survival Clinic products and installations at the Finals exhibition in Arnhem. They invited the audience to take part in their projects and experience food in a different way.

Open Days, 2014.

In November, the department was open to the public. Open Days, during which applicants can visit the department and meet staff and students, are held each year. The department showcases work, films and installations from all 4 years in the study program. Those interested in studying at ArtEZ can talk to students and lecturers, and savour the atmosphere at the school. If you are considering applying for the program, please contact the department to stay informed of the orientation program, which includes orientation days with workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews.

Study trip, Copenhagen, 2014.

The annual study trip for 1st and 2nd-year students took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. Through a practice-based network, they experience the work field from different perspectives. This year’s program explored attitudes and techniques in the domain of cultural and traditional themes.

 

The program included visits to exhibitions, local initiatives and studios such as the Kvadrat label, studio Kim Buck, the Louisiana and Glyptoteket museums and architecture by Arne Jacobsen.

 

Workshop, Food for life, 2014.

‘Is it possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for all mankind?’ This was the main question for the study trip to the Milan Expo 2014. For one week, students from IED Milano and Product Design ArtEZ worked together on Food For Life, supported by the Dutch General Consulate. What can be the role of the designer and the design industry in addressing these problems and helping to overcome them? The students focused on the role of design and reframed these questions, tracing these problems in their immediate environment in Milan. In doing so, they were able to test their designs and exchange their ideas with local institutions, stores and citizens. 

Workshop, Bio design, 2014.

In September, 3rd-year students worked with Eric Klarenbeek on a project called Bio Design Mycelium Pleurotus. At Mediamatic in Amsterdam, students explored living Mycelium materials in a laboratory setting and investigated new forms and applications. Eric Klarenbeek also gave a lecture about his work and discussed how he has 3D-printed a chair with living fungi to increase the strength of the structure. 

Workshop, Glass, 2013.

At the start of the academic year, Product Design students worked and visited Royal Glass Museum Leerdam with glass artists Arnout Visser and Ed van Dijk. Glass is a very specific medium that can be applied in various ways. Together they built an outdoor ‘Roman times’ glass kiln in the garden of the MMKA museum in Arnhem. Burning wood and glass, students explored Roman craft techniques for glass moulding. 

Finals, 2013.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from all including Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Fine Art and Design in Education (DBKV). The students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and skill. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and a external examiner to work with the graduate students on the design of the exhibition, catalogue and programs. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed. External examiners Floris Schoonderbeek + Suzanne Poort.

 

Craft the Leather, 2013.

Tuscan VEG TAN Leather have organised several editions of an international workshop dedicated to exploration and experimentation. International academies from the UK, the US, Korea, France, Japan and the Netherlands joined in this collaboration. Craft The Leather is an invitation-only training workshop with a group of talented young designers from the most prestigious and innovative international design institutes. Students, designers and makers come together in the Tuscan Leather District to learn about local working methods, the material properties of Vegetable-tanned leather (veg-tan or oak-tanned) and try new things with this material. The students continue their projects back at the department. In the past four years, the following students have been selected for this workshop: Renee Verhoeven, Mark Sturkenboom, Anne Vaandrager, Tessa Groenewoud and Mahsa Kordbacheh

Collectie Arnhem, 2013.

The focus of Collection Arnhem Product was to develop a collection of products in a group. Students learned to undertake the whole process of a product, from concept to prototyping, marketing and the final presentation. Because the collection Up, Over, In, Out. was based on the concept of open source and community-based design, the students invited the audience to take part in the realisation of the collection. A public presentation was realised under the supervision of tutor Martijn Wildekamp and Arnhem Coming Soon.

Dutch Design Week, 2012.

Product Design ArtEZ joined forces with Coming Soon to create a presentation at the Dutch Design week in the Schellensfabriek in Eindhoven. The department showed work from the Graduation Finals 2012 as well as a 3rd-year project, Collection Arnhem.


Exhibition design and production by Martijn Wildekamp and Lenn Cox.

Finals, 2012.

The annual Finals show offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from all including Product Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Creative Writing and Fine Art and Design in Education (DBKV). The students exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and skill. Each year, Product Design Arnhem invites a curator and a external examiner to work with the graduate students on the design of the exhibition, catalogue and programs. During the Finals the audience has the opportunity to see where a new generation in all its diversity and exploration, is headed. External examiners Jeroen Junte + Aad krol.

Finals, 2011.

Finals, 2010.

Finals, 2009-1990.

Many successful designers completed their studies at ArtEZ Product Design some examples from 2010-1990 are shown in this gallery.