ONE WEEK ABOUT Arnhemse Nieuwe 2022
Commissioned by Ontwerp Platform, a professional, Arnhem-based jury has selected the best graduates of ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design every year since 2006. This year this jury consists of Floris Schoonderbeek, Mark Kuiper, Diederik Verbakel and Oscar van Leest. Today we present Robert Marsé, graduated ArtEZ bachelor Product Design.
Through this project, Robert wants to introduce people to a different definition of the new. Marketing, trends, poor quality and planned obsolescence fuel a culture in which the desire for new purchases persists. In addition to these industrial factors, Robert sees curiosity as an honest reason why people seek out new forms. This natural inherent human behavior is the emotional aspect of living things that leads to inquiry, learning and development. Robert wants to encourage people to remain curious about new forms and aesthetics. By showing the hidden, what is waiting to be discovered in the abundance of already existing products. Robert’s collection of 14 chairs consists of neglected and discarded items, given or collected from people within a 10 kilometer radius of his home.