ONE WEEK ABOUT Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
During Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Daily and e52 will be introducing you to the hidden gems of the festival. Curator Katja Lucas selected nine special designers whose sparkle has caught our eye this year. Each day of DDW there’ll be a different hidden gem put under the spotlight.
Today: Morse Invites (including the Meet & Greet at 16.00 today!)
It’s certainly a bit voyeuristic. To get a look at the Morse Invites exhibition you have to step into the front gardens of the houses along Morsestraat. For a whole week their front windows will be transformed into exhibition windows, making the street in Woensel-West one of the DDW’s most special locations.
Sandra Dijkstra, one of the designers and residents explains, “A lot has been done over the last few years to make Woensel-West liveable, and it’s worked. It’s a lively area, where, coincidentally many designers also live. The original initiator thought, why not make it a location during DDW?”It all kicked off last year. “Eleven homes on Morsestraat participated then, but this year there’s sixteen.”
An important theme of the exhibition is living and connecting in the broadest sense of the word. Sandra Dijkstra is showing work on Woensel-West and the changes that the area has undergone. She’s allowing a little bit of history to live on through the different designs that would have otherwise been forgotten. Jule Cats is working on a similar theme. Dijkstra: “She’s lived in houses that were up for demolition, so she’s experienced what it’s like to be forced to move. Her project ‘In Disguise’ bring this issue to the foreground.”
Morse Invites presents the work of designers from Woensel-West itself as well as those from outside of Eindhoven who requested to take part in this special exhibition. Participating designers: Kirsten Boers, Antoinette Gast, Carri Harwig, Victoria Catalina Diaz, Juliette Verberk, Jessica van den Heuvel, Sandra Dijkstra, Maartje Meerman, Jule Cats, Elise van Beurden, Argyrios Papadopoulos, Claudy Luijk Vissers, Merlijn van der Sande.
Each Day a Meet & Greet
Want to learn more about Morse Invites? Come along to the special e52 and DDD Meet & Greet event.
Location: Morsestraat, Woensel-West
Time: 16:00 hrs
No need to sign up
Text: Renske Mehra, e52