Mash Up Material Night
Mash Up Material Night explores the limits of wood. Wood is now discovered as the only truly carbon-neutral building material, but is it also the material of the future? Current experiments with wood are leading to innovative and controversial applications. Designers Marjan van Aubel, Lex Pott and Chris Kabel will be telling you about their own experiments with and experiences of this versatile material.
5 June 2014 20:00 - 21:30
Moderator is designer and researcher Sophie Krier. Ahead of the Mash Up Material Night, a tour of the exhibition WOOD starts at 7.15 pm, guided by exhibition designers Toon Koehorst and Jannetje in 't Veld.
Lex Pott has a major interest in natural materials and processes and likes working with wood. In his designs he takes the material back to its essence and shows the different processing phases that the material is subjected to. The results are as artistic as they are functional.
Chris Kabel designs household objects, mostly by remodelling existing objects and materials and viewing them from a different perspective. His objects often wrong-foot you because of their separation of function, material and form: they have characteristics that you wouldn't expect based on their appearance. For his innovative use of material, he won the DOEN | Materiaalprijs in 2009.
Marjan van Aubel
Marjan van Aubel is from a family of chemists, a background that has defined her method of working. She studies materials and their behaviour in order to manipulate them and create something new. She developed 'foaming wood' by mixing wood waste material with water and organic resin, which starts a chemical process that results in a growing mass of pulp. When hardened, it forms the basis for a range of furniture.