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Copy Nature: Elementary Sentiments

A cultivation of elementary value(s) in an era of financial-economic scarcity: metal + sentiment.

Onomatopee 70

We desire to live a life which is both aware and luxurious. The cultural and economic prosperity to which we have been accustomed is getting pressured; raw materials, constitutive to our culture’s economy, are becoming in short supply and thus more expensive. Through this dependence on the financial-economic value of raw materials we have become vulnerable. It is a challenge to disengage from this financial-economic traffic, and in doing so attain more independence – both cultural and economic.

Can cultural value give new shape to economic traffic? Can we, in the game of supply and demand, stimulate a new demand through offering a new supply? Elementary Sentiments presents 10 designers who lend to those raw materials, cultural added value. These unique, innovative products stimulate and chart the course of a new, cultural economy – an economy that is independent of financial-economic value.

This collaboration between artists’ workshop, Beeldenstorm, and Onomatopee presents 10 talented designers who add cultural extra value by developing the economic durability of raw materials, both personally and sincerely, through experimental production methods: metal + sentiment!

With: Alexander Pelikan, Mieke MeijerMax LipseyDaphna Laurens, BCXSY, Rachel Griffin, Julien Carretero and Charlotte Dumoncel d’Argence.

Publication

Freek Lomme, Ellen Zoete, 2011

Copy Nature: Elementary Sentiments

 

 

Type
softcover
Dimensions
200 x 260 mm / 7.87 x 10,23 inch
Pages
90
ISBN
978-90-78454-73-1
Editor
Freek Lomme, Ellen Zoete
Author
Frederik Baas, Simone de Waard, Ellen Zoete, Freek Lomme
Graphic
Raw Color
Edition
1.000
Color
Full color / duotones / metallics
Translator
Jimini Hignett (all English) Sandrijn van Den Oever (Dutch translation text Freek)
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Ellen Zoete curator, editor