Design and health. But also, well-being and happiness. This is the question faced by seven Dutch designers with “HH. a Dutch design vision of health and happiness”, exhibited in the spaces of Ventura Projects’ FuturDome. A series of projects (and ethical reflections) which – the hope is – will allow treatment, rehabilitation therapy and the discomfort of daily life to be faced through a combination of efficiency and attractive style.
Among the solutions on display, Johan Viladrich has concentrated on the world of the elderly, re-thinking materials and ergonomics for commonly used objects typical of this age group: a kitchen knife, a shoe horn and a walking frame; Sexual Healing by Nienke Helder is a kit of sensorial stimulators to be used outside of the clinical environment for the treatment of female sexual disturbances induced by trauma; Tamara Hoogeweegen, instead, has conducted an investigation into prenatal genetic engineering, which invites further personal exploration through a series of difficult but extremely topical questions, such as: “What would happen is we had the possibility of changing the colour of someone’s eyes, or terminating pregnancies according to IQ?”; with Hospichic, an acronym of Hospital and Chic, Alissa Rees has created accessories to help to improve the experience of a stay in hospital, from jackets which contain fluid for drips to accessories for decorating bedrooms, whether they be single or shared.
- Exhibition title:
- HH. La visione olandese di salute e felicità
- Via Paisiello 6
- Design district:
- Ventura Centrale