Ventura Projects has announced the third edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition, taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during NYCxDESIGN. After successful editions in 2016 and 2017, the upcoming exhibition will present 17 designers, studios and brands with a specific focus on Dutch contemporary design.
The exhibition will bring together emerging designers with commercially established companies, creating a stage for Dutch designers to introduce their signature qualities, such as experimental technologies, an unconventional approach and a sense of humor, to the American market. From biotechnology to making art with food, the featured designers are living proof that Dutch Design pushes boundaries, questions status quo, and can even challenge common sense.
The exhibition showcases a range of solutions and concepts, from artistic and sustainable to technologically innovative. Creative Chef Studio, Jasper Udink ten Cate, blurs the boundaries between food, design, and art. Jalila Essaïdi turns waste into textiles through a patented process called Mestic, one of the most innovative applications of animal waste to date. Cardboard boxes become thoughtfully designed lamps in the hands of Cartoni Design. Designer Aleskandra Gaca creates architectural 3D-printed textiles that bring comfort to overly stimulating environments. Utilizing wastewater to create a textile dye, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet protests fast fashion with her Kaumera Kimono.
Photo: Vapour Light by Studio Thier&vanDaalen