Product, Design, Arnhem.

Finals, 2018.

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: Giene Steenman, head textiles Rietveld (NL) and Christoph Brach, studio Raw Color (NL).

 

Finals 2018 

4-8 July

Weekdays 10.00 - 20.30  

Weekend 11.00 - 17.00

Onderlangs 9, 6811LK, Arnhem

Presentation, Salon Product Design, 2018.

During the graduation week Finals 2018 the department organised the Salon Product Design for an invited group from (int)national industry, education and design practice. The first gathering took place in 2016 to speak on the urgency, context and relevance within our changing work field. Speakers at Salon18 connected their talks by speaking on the search for alternative and future ecologies. Speakers: Judith vd Boom on UFO Unidentified Facility, Julia Cassim on Kyoto Design Lab, Lisa Mandemaker on State of Unsettlement, Jorn Konijn on ArtEZ Future Makers and Carolyn F. Strauss on Slow Research Lab.

Footwear, ECCO Leather, 2018.

This semester we have collaborated with ECCO Leather (NL) and two students, Ruben Hoogvliet and Kas Hermkens, have been selected to join the ECCO Leather workshop. Students have worked to develop innovative leather solutions, exploring new perspectives on material and application, resulting in a collection of designed material and footwear.

Earlier this year the students visited the ECCO Leather company in Dongen exploring the raw processes of the material. 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 Renate Volleberg

Special thanks ECCO Leather

Studio Experience, Screenprint, 2018.

Our first year students learn about techniques through workshop courses, like 3D printing, different machinery, media work and many others subjects. This semester year 1 followed a short workshop on screenprinting, working together as a team exploring digital print, variation of ink, screenprint and photography of the final work. We encourage our students to use the workshop and labs, in order to discover new approaches to materials, craft and technology. Supervised by Magda Saarloos and Sander Luske

Exhibition, State of Fashion, 2018.

Museum Arnhem and Product Design Arnhem have  joint forces for State of Fashion 2018 / searching for the new luxury, a 7 week exhibition from Friday 1 June to Sunday 22 July in Arnhem. Together we have formed project Out of the Shadows, where four different design responses will be developed by our 1st and 2nd year students; Merel Dassen, Momentum, Kas Hermkens, The Digital Biotope, Lara Klingenberg, Inbetween Thread and Maker, Jueun Seo, Passing. To start off the project students visited the depot of Museum Arnhem to search into the context and history of the collection of the different jewerly archives. Supervision Cathelijne Engelkes, Judith van den Boom and Museum Arnhem curator Anne-Karlijn van Kesteren.

 

 

Study trip, Berlin, 2018.

The annual study trip for 1st- and 2nd-year students took place in Berlin. By immersing themselves in the context of design studios, students enter into lively discussions with practitioners. This year’s program, themed UnBegrenzt, explored different attitudes in the domain of analogue, technological and traditional methods. The program included meetings with studio BLESS, interactive studio Christian Mio, studio Mark Braun, studio Alex Valder, evening presentation sessions with UdK design departments with Ineke Hans and ArtEZ Product Design, Tom Claessen moderating a talk about retail with Ania Bauer from design store Baerck, studio David Geckeler + Frank Michels, visiting Hamburger Bahnhof, Musea Panoptikum and much more.

Fieldworks, Mallorca, 2018.

In Februari 2018 we organised Fieldworks Camper, a specialisation workshop in which students worked in the Camper studio at Son Fortesa in Mallorca. The workshop included presentations on Camper history, material, engineering and innovation, team guidance by Camper and ArtEZ, material and technical support and surrounded with the typical Mallorcan landscape. Participating students: Elza Berzina, Jesper Spekenbrink, Iris Megens, Michelle Pontsteen and alumni 2018 Eva Bloemsma and Reijnald Kolthof. Supervised by Judith van den Boom, Renate Volleberg, Adriana Roderiques and Job Willemsen.

Workshop, Winter session, 2018.

At the opening of each semesters we host the Summer/ Winter sessions in which ninety students are spread across four workgroups. The workshop goal is to inject material and contextual experiments, collaborative working and exploring new territories in mixed student groups from year 1234. This years Winter theme was IMMERSION; being within the action of being fully submerged within a setting, specific experience, material or state of being. What methods, forms and explorations are needed to take something or someone towards a new state of mind?

We invited an experimental and professional team to facilitate a week of hands-on exploration. 

The workshops were supervised by: 

Dark Ride by Daniel de Bruin

Colour Matters by Laura Lynn Janssen

The Blue Team by Giene Steenman & Klaartje Martens

Wet Works by Sander Luske