The Industrial Essence of Kranen/Gille
In 2007 Jos Kranen and Johannes Gille designed A Forest Chair. That same year this chair was shown at design fairs in Milan and Miami. A flying start for the design duo Kranen/Gille, who in the subsequent years, from their studio in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, keep working successfully on a unique body of work.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the Noordbrabants Museum presents from 11 February up to and including 14 May 2017 the duo’s first museum solo exhibition which is bearing the name of The Industrial Essence of Kranen/Gille.
Other sources of inspiration for Kranen/Gille are the shapes of industrial structures such as oil rigs, shipyards, and submarines. Projects of enormous size which were never designed to be beautiful. In their designs, Kranen/Gille transform the shapes and materials of these structures into products that are elaborated in great detail and often imbued with a touch of nature.
Kranen/Gille themselves are responsible for the exhibition design. A mix of prototypes, free work and products for design labels illustrate the highlights and developments of the past decade. A total of 40 designs including a new, not previously shown work, viz. a chandelier in the series Plant.
Exhibition The Industrial Essence of Kranen/Gille
Het Noordbrabants Museum
Verwersstraat 41, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Februari 11 until May 14, 2017
Photos: Joep Jacobs