Milano Design Award 2017

Milano Design Award 2017

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?

Nominated for best concept!!!

Salone Del Mobile 2017

The installation “MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?” and the Maarten Baas 101 Chair are launched during the Salone del Mobili in Milan from the 04-th till the 09-th of April 2017. This installation and the chair came to be, thanks to the intervention of Anne van der Zwaag.

 

Lensvelt is a non design Amsterdam based furniture label established in 1962 Lensvelt provides architects and interior designers the tools to make better interiors Lensvelt want to contribute to a new world: greener, better and more social.

Lensvelt has shown over the years as a committed label, which showed distinct and often award winning presentations during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. Lensvelt hit a bridge between the commercial world and the most innovative artists as Studio Job, Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Richard Hutten, Lernert & Sander, Atelier Van Lieshout, Maarten Van Severen and others This collaboration in Milan, between Lensvelt and Maarten Baas, fits perfectly into this series of events

Maarten Baas (February 19, 1978) is a Dutch artist/designer. Baas is often described as a so-called author-designer, whose designs balance on the fine line between art and design. Baas is seen as one of the most influential Dutch designers of the early 21st century. Baas’ work is known as rebellious, humorous, intellectual, artistic and theatrical Baas’ has found himself an autonomous place within the world of design, for which he works in limited editions, series, installations, public space, architecture, interior design, theatre and performances The Installation is on shown in Ventura Centrale, via Ferrante Aporti nr. 13 20125 Milano till next Sunday th 9-th of April.

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Maarten Baas 101 Chair

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Maarten Baas 101 Chair

Attention as currency.
We share our opinions, like, shout, advise and compliment each other.
Every year at the Salone del Mobile we witness this cry for attention.
Large corporations with spectacular presentations, young designers with renewed ideas.
See me, hear me, look at my work!
This was the inspiration for Maarten Baas to shamelessly use the title “May I Have Your Attention Please?”.
This installation, which is also part of his solo exhibition in the Groninger Museum, features dozens of whispering horns that come together as a whole.
May I Have Your Attention Please? is the presentation of the Maarten Baas 101 chair, designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt.
Just like opinions, each chair is unique.

Milano Design Award 2017

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Milano Design Award 2017

MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?

Nominated for best concept!!! The one and only award that celebrates the best exhibition design at Milano Design Week Selected out of almost 3000 exhibitors.

Every year Milan becomes the center of the design world. Hundreds thousands of professionals and enthusiast visit the city looking for upcoming international trends. A rich program of exhibitions and events, not easy to surf.

Milano Design Award selects, thanks to an international jury, the best exhibition designs of Fuorisalone, through different aspects: concept, use of technology, storytelling, engagement and innovative formats. A path of the fourty best exhibitions, impossible to miss.

 Lensvelt Contract

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 Lensvelt Contract

Lensvelt is a NON-design Amsterdam based furniture label esthablished in 1962.
Lensvelt provides architects & interior-designers the tools to make cooler and better interiors.
Lensvelt is a convinced supporter of locally produced goods and strongly believes in the power of loyal neighborship.
Lensvelt contributes to the cultural community.
Lensvelt wants to contribute to an new world: greener, better, more social and more beautiful.
Lensvelt has shown over the years as a commited label, which showed distinct and often award winning presentations during the Salone Del Mobile in Milan
The Lensvelt products are:
…solid…
…innovative…
authentic
..ergonomic..
They have a twist
..affordable..
…comfortable…
…sober…
…functional…
…sustainable…
The Lensvelt products are designed by the most remarkable and innovative artists,  architects and product designers as Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Gerrit Rietveld, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nina Graziosi, Maarten Van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job,
WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse,
Space Encounters, Wiel Arets, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkilä
and now Maarten Baas.

Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (February 19, 1978) is a Dutch artist/designer. Baas is often described as a so-called author-designer, whose designs balance on the fine line between art and design
Baas is seen as one of the most influential Dutch designers of the early 21st century
His work is known as rebellious, humorous, intellectual, artistic and theatrical
He has found himself an autonomous place within the world of design, for which he works in limited editions, series, installations, public space, architecture, interior design, theatre and performances
His work is part of major museum collections such as MoMA, Victoria & Albert, Les Arts Decoratifs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Die Neue Sammlung, Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum, and included in private collections of Brad Pitt, John McEnroe, Kanye West and Adam Lindemann a.o.
He also works for exclusive brands such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Dior, Dom Ruinart and Berluti
In 1996 he started at the Design Academy Eindhoven
His graduation collection Smoke, a series of burnt furniture, was Baas’ claim to instant worldwide fame in 2002

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In 2004 Baas opened an exhibition at Moss Gallery in New York. ‘Where There’s Smoke…’ consisted of 25 burnt design classics, such as the Zig-Zag chair by Rietveld, the Carlton cabinet by Sottsass and Chair Nr. 14 by Thonet

Pieces were purchased by tennis player John McEnroe and Brad Pitt

According to American design critic Alice Rawsthorn, ‘Smoke’ reflects on our ideal of beauty, but also on ‘the violence of our time‘

Smoke was succeeded by many other projects

At the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Baas was granted much praise for his Clay series

This series of furniture is hand made out of epoxy clay

The Clay-furniture has a childlike appearance.

In 2009, Baas designed a series of clocks called ‘Real Time’

Real Time is a series of 12-hour movies in which an actor is indicating the current time minute by minute

The Grandfather clock looks like a classic Frisian clock

The illusion is provided, of someone being inside and manually marking the time onto the face of the clock, by using a marker

A Real Time Grandfather clock is part of the Rijksmuseum’s collection

Baas was named ‘Designer of the Year’ by Design Miami in 2009, for which he set up a major retrospective exhibition in Miami

According to design journalist Chris Reinewald Baas belongs to a group of Dutch designers like Ted Noten who, after Droog Design and their ‘conceptual’ approach, have inhabited an almost cabaret-like approach to design, “detached from all marketing requirements by the industry

Anne van der Zwaag

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Anne van der Zwaag

This installation and the chair came to be thanks to the intervention of Anne van der Zwaag.

Anne van der Zwaag is an entrepreneur, curator, writer and consultant in the creative and commercial industries.

She is the director and owner of designfair OBJECT in Rotterdam, in which over 150 designers participate yearly, and the Amsterdam based platform BIG ART.

Anne curated large interdisciplinary exhibitions such as BAL! (Paleis Soestdijk),

WIT (Nederlands Fotomuseum), PASTOE (Kunsthal) and wrote several publications on design, art, fashion, architecture and colour.

She has a column in the ELLE Decoration and Architect and is a guest tutor at art and design schools in the Netherlands and abroad. Anne is active in many boards, jury’s and advise committees and speaks regularly about what moves her in life.

Hans Lensvelt

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Hans Lensvelt

Hans Lensvelt is an entrepreneur pur sang and was involved in many companies.

In Europe and outside Europe.

From  production to marketing. As MOOOI and Gispen.

Now a days Hans Lensvelt is only involved in Lensvelt Contract. As the owner of the company

Lensvelt is educated as an business administration engineer.

Immediately after his education in 1985 he joined the family business.

Now being 57 year old his personal ambition is not managing a company.

His passion always was and is to create, and make others able to create, the most special, innovative and most beautiful things and happenings.

Hans Lensvelt is a teamplayer.

Please visit us in Milan:

Stazione Centrale

via Ferrante Aporti nr. 13

20125 Milano (MI)

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Lensvelt Contract is a NON-design Amsterdam based furniture label established in 1962.
Lensvelt provides architects & interior designers with the tools to make cooler and better interiors.
Lensvelt contributes to the cultural community.
Lensvelt wants to contribute to a new world: greener, better, more social and more beautiful.
The Lensvelt products are designed by the most remarkable and innovative artists,  architects and product designers as Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot, Gerrit Rietveld, Atelier Van Lieshout, Nina Graziosi, Maarten Van Severen, Paolo Rizzatto, Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans, Piet Hein Eek, Studio Job,
WH Gispen, Caroline Prisse,
Space Encounters, Wiel Arets, Prast Hooft, Simo Heikkilä
and Maarten Baas.

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