Bart Hess (1984) uses new and existing materials in an innovative way. He combines his material studies with animation and photography. He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven and has collaborated with the likes of Lucy McRae, Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Iris van Herpen and Walter van Beirendonck.
The grotto made for the exhibition ‘Vous avez dit bizarre?’ at the Design Biennale 2014 in Saint Étienne (France) was the starting point for a voyage of introspection. Like the grottos in Renaissance Italy, the stage set made use of theatrical tricks. Each column had its own personality and changed form under lights that created a heightened dramatic effect. By exploring the crevices of the cave, the curious visitor could discover its intimate treasures: their path was studded a myriad little surprises.