Droog director Renny Ramakers gives insight into Droog’s Material Matters: a future furniture fair exhibition presented during Dutch Design Week 2012. Ramakers was inspired by the fact that materials are becoming scarce to create an exhibition dedicated to encouraging people to reuse and recycle. Material Matters: a future furniture fair is made up of 38 imaginary companies using leftover factory materials in the creation of new products. From jewellery made out of old cellphone parts to training crows to collect metal bottle lids for products, the exhibition highlights the need to reduce the amount of new materials used in product design.
Credits for the Material Matters: a future furniture fair exhibition:
Concept and direction: Renny Ramakers (Droog)
Content and project manager: Agata Jaworska (Droog Lab)
Exhibition and brand graphics: TD (Theo Deutinger, Stefanos Filippas, Elisa Mante, Dario Marino, Paul Valeanu)
Droog Lab interns: Callum Copley, Wendy Smith
Featuring work by: 2012Architecten, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Andreas Möller, anothermountainman, Christien Meindertsma, Droog, FairPhone, Fernando Brízio, Graffiti Network, Han Koning, Heleen Klopper, Humade, IDEO, Jamie Shaw, Jet Vervest, Joshua Klein, Justin McGuirk, Kerry Howley, Kieren Jones, Louise Maniette, Marjan van Aubel, Markus Kayser Studio, Martino d’Esposito (ECAL), Monosol, N55, Stefan Schwabe, Studio Swine (Alexander Groves, Azusa Murakami), Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven, Suzanne Lee, Tarmo Piirmets, TD, Tejo Remy, Tomorrow-Lab, University of California San Francisco Lim Lab, Waag Society
Funding: DOEN Foundation