The annual retail buyers-event Show Up had a special presentation by Sander Wasskink right behind the entrance. Surrounded by painted walls in a pantone spring colour, Stacked Lights were a much-photographed installation and inspiration.
Together with Christie van der Haak, New Citizen Design is turning some of her art patterns into design products. It is Christie’s great wish to open up to a wider public through accessible design products. The vinyl ‘Christie’s Carpet’ is the first in this series of Christie van der Haak for New Citizen Design.
For its design thinking expertise, New Citizen Design was asked to take part in a panel discussion about Spacial Design & Happiness at the New Institute HNI. Architects from ZUS and OMA+AMO wanted to explore the need for a new ‘Ministry’ of Spacial Affairs and kicked off with a session about the possibility to enhance happiness through special design. New Citizen Design has experience with happiness in relation to social as well as tangible design with eg. the cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Interior architect Robert van Oostrom has been appointed to design the interior of Paviljoen aan het Water in Ridderkerk in the greater Rotterdam region. New Citizen Design was asked to supply Sander Wassink’s Happy Lights in a tailored colour and a chandelier was designed by Sander to serve as eyecatcher in the central area of the Grand Café. Here’s how a project turns into a new product.
Happy Lights serve as bedside lamps at the Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam and as eyecatcher in Amsterdam restaurant De Kas.
DDW2016 marked the start of New Citizen Design’s co-operation with designer Sander Wassink and the launch of his second stacked light ‘Happy’. For the occasion, Sander rebuilt his studio into a sunny beach site with a bundle of Happy Lights as centrepiece. New Citizen Design took on its agent role for Stacked, Happy and the Moroccan Alu-Lights and shared Sander’s vision and story with DDW-visitors to Collaboration-O district.
From 3-6 October 2016, Mayor Aboutaleb headed a Rotterdam delegation of selected companies in a trade mission to Dubai, UAE. The economic mission was part of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities to further develop their relationship to mutual benefit. New Citizen Design participated in the program with visits to Dubai Silicon Oasis and Abu Dhabi Masdar City and a talk at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. New Citizen Design’s individual program included Dubai Smart City, Dubai Design District, Dutch Design District Dubai and Dubai Happiness agenda for our design products and design thinking services.
The fashion label LeitMotiv (Italy ) has commissioned WANDSCHAPPEN to develope an exclusive edition Plants, made of a selection of LeitMotiv fabrics in combination with a group of Feltplants for their Spring Summer 2016 Show.
Here are some photos of the proces and the show in Milan.
Paris ‘ Grand Palais ‘ Revelation 9 – 13 september, Dutch believe ! Strelizia 4,5 meter, bouquet made by WANDSCHAPPEN.
Queen Maxima and Feltplants at the Design Derby, at the museum Boymans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 19 June – 13 September. Made by Wandschappen and curated by Mienke Simon Thomas