the ‘ivory’ exhibition will open during the berlin gallery weekend
Organized by the design gallery hvíla editions, the ‘IVORY’ Pin up invites twelve local and international designers to showcase limited-edition pieces, each with their own creative story. Gallery founder Anita Hansen curated the collection to celebrate ancient craft techniques envisioned with a contemporary and artistic sensibility. She notes: ‘The goal is to place ancient skills and knowledge into valuable contexts that can encourage future generations to advance their cultural significance.
Light object ‘Way Home’, a 6 meter long tube made of mulberry paper and wicker by oh-licht
image © Setbyol Oh
The IVOIRE exhibition takes place during Berlin Weekend Gallery — from April 29 to May 1, 2022 — and is part of the Berlin Design Week 2022 program. hvíla editions (see more here) has no fixed location; new collections and exclusive collaborative editions are presented through ephemeral exhibitions in different locations. For this show, Hansen has chosen to partner with our taste Konzeptgalerie.
‘coconut mat’ & ‘rubber mat’ by Nomad | ‘nebule’ lamp (front) with recycled telephone cord by hettler.tüllmann
image © hvila editions
explore tradition, cultural origins and cooperation
The exhibition opens a discourse around ivory as a metaphor and its projection on the practice of contemporary design. In new contexts, the limited-edition pieces reveal their stories and invite viewers to consider each object’s cultural origins, the global exchange of ideas, skills, raw materials, and the potential for cross-disciplinary cooperation.
Hand-woven textile screen ‘paravent’ in wool and fake banana fibers by hettler.tüllmann
image © Christina Raue
The selection of works includes home accessories, kitchenware and furniture, fashion items and jewelry, most of them specially made for the exhibition. Each object was created through a hands-on approach that determines the final shape of the object. In addition, short films, photos and interviews document the production process, culture and mastery of each creator,
‘bowl of ashes’ hand turned and carved by Robert George
image © Robert George
the creators exhibited are:
Hana Karim, Slovenia | hettler.tüllmann (Katja Hettler and Jula Tüllmann), Germany + United States | Mapico, Ukraine | nojin (Ngoc-Hien Nguyen), Germany | Nomad (Jutta Werner)Germany | oh-licht (Setbyol Oh)Germany | Riccardo Masini SculptureItaly | Rita in Palma (Ann-Kathrin Carstensen and the Crochet Queens)Germany | Robert GeorgeUnited Kingdom | Sasson Raifalov, United States | Steven HaulenbeekUnited States | Veronique BeckhGermany.
Glass vase ‘intingo v#11’ by Veronika Beckh
photo © Peter Hubbe
armchair and pouf by Mapico, traditional Ukrainian hand weaving with local sheep’s wool
image © Mapico
‘form I, form II, form III…’ ceramic works by Hana Karim Studio
image © Hana Karim
foldable ‘makramé daybed’ from hettler.tüllmann, hand-knotted by Desirée Bühler from bohazel
image © Christina Raue
arborist and wood artist Robert George in his studio image © Gavin Wallace
Steven Haulenbeek in his studio in Chicago image © Steven Haulenbeek
‘candy wrapper rug’ by Nomad, rug woven with virgin wool (80%) + candy wrapper (20%) image © hvíla editions
vase with nuka glaze by Sasson Rafailov, handmade with clay + marble dust image © Sasson Rafailov
program: pop-up exhibition of art and design
conservative: hvila editions
location: our taste Konzeptgalerie Berlin, Germany
program: 29.04-22.05.2022 | 1-5 p.m., with opening on 30.04.2022 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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edited by: léa zeitoun | design boom