VIVID Gallery moves to The Red Apple
This summer VIVID
Gallery will move to the Red Apple in the centre of Rotterdam.
VIVID Gallery, established in 1999 by Saskia Copper and Aad Krol, was amongst the first to show contemporary design in the context of both design and art. The gallery's solo exhibitions have presented important designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job, Atelier Van Lieshout and Jaime Hayon. In 2007 VIVID made the famous Dutch Design Port exhibition in New York and this June in Basel VIVID will take part in the Design Miami fair for the 5th time.
KCAP is an internationally operated Dutch design firm specialised in architecture and urbanism. The firm is lead by its four partners: Han van den Born, Kees Christiaanse, Ruurd Gietema, and Irma van Oort.
was a partner at OMA Rotterdam until 1989, when he founded KCAP Architects
& Planners, which has offices in Rotterdam and Zurich, and has realized
multiple buildings and urban projects worldwide.
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||presentation Yantra Vases (1970) by Ettore Sottsass in the new gallery space, August 2010|
|also: Crystal Carafes by Pieke Bergmans||Alice Rawsthorn in the New York Times||graphic design: David Quay:|
Pieke Bergmans' Carafes:
As a design critic, I consider it my job to decide whether things are well designed and, if so, why. Because they’re environmentally sound? Ethical? Innovative? Emotionally expressive? All good reasons, sure, but sometimes we’re drawn to things simply because they give us a warm, fuzzy feeling, which is harder to explain. And I felt it recently when I spotted a set of strangely shaped water carafes....