This installation is a response to a series of items made of leather, underpinned by elm. During the project an intensive study of the elm was carried out; the tree is threatened with extinction everywhere in the world, but still can be found in big numbers in the Netherlands. In this installation, the designers show the unique and sometimes unexpected qualities of the elm as wood. The elmwood barrel that they have created is ageing a distilled drink. In ten years, at the twentieth anniversary of Thomas Eyck, the man himself will be able to celebrate with this elm-flavoured drink.
10 years Thomas Eyck
Iconic Dutch Design is recontexualized by a younger generation in the jubilee exhibition of contemporary design publisher Thomas Eyck. To mark his jubilee ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The retrospective exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 7/10 ‘ the Elm Collection’ is a reflection on the 'Leather Collection' series of utensils created for Thomas Eyck in 2013 by VanHoffOntwerpen in collaboration with De Buffel, Kuperus & Gardenier and Roxal.
Elm Collection is created by Contemporary Wild for '10 years Thomas Eyck' exhibition in Zuiderzee Museum.
Curator Jules van den Langenberg. Enkhzuizen, The Netherlands, 2016.
Contemporary Wild is a collaboration between Asnate Bockis and Willem van Doorn.