They simultaneously denote a superficial external skin and demarcate the silent depth assimilated within the object.
This meeting point between inside and outside involves an intensity of materials and an investment of thoughts, presumptions, and curiosities.
Smooth, curved, flat, plain, soft—surfaces unveil fragments of the designer’s yesterday and construct his or her tomorrow, building an interwoven manifestation of cultural attributions and incorporeal existence.
As Hugo Von Hofmannsthal stated in Book of Friends, “Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface.” This presentation of work explored the dimensions that shape the surface in the context of aesthetics and materials.
Each designer presented his or her own interpretation of surface, respecting these prescriptions: the surface has to be defined in a frame of 20x20cm; this surface then generates its own unique object; this object demands its own utopia from its designer. This exhibition is thus less about past process than about future possibilities.
As the surface constitutes the membrane between the knowable, visual and tactile reality and the unknowable depths that spark imaginative questioning, so each project transcends its physical limits to suggest the hypothetical world that surrounds it.
La Terrasse Vol 1: Surfaces
curated by Erez Nevi Pana
graphics: Camille Bulteau Barreau
illustration: Konrad Bialowas
Nachtegaallaan 15, Eindhoven