Petra Blaisse's internationally acclaimed Amsterdam-based design studio Inside Outside has been commissioned to design a monumental wall hanging of approximately 200 square meters for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. It will cover the rear wall of the museum restaurant on the ground floor and rise to a height of 14 meters in the new entrance hall on the Museumplein.
For the third year in a row, European carpet manufacturer Desso was prominently present at the celebration evening of the Dutch Fashion Awards. This year's edition of the prestigious annual fashion event took place at the 'Grote Kerk' (the old church) in The Hague on Friday November 30th. Desso provided the red carpet on which nominees and other guests entered the grand old church that hosted the event.
The carpet is designed by Barbara Broekman and produced by Desso, and is a part of Barbara’s exhibition ‘My City: a celebration of diversity’. The exhibition includes this carpet, Jacquard woven wall panels and embroidery panels. Yesterday, Thursday 28 June, the carpet installation was presented and opened by Jan-Jaap van der Wal, a well-known stand-up comedian in the Netherlands.
The Circles of Architects® are a source of inspiration. Not only to architects and designers that are invited but also to Desso. It is a springboard for the conception of new ideas and an evaluation of concept developments based on prototypes. Incorporated are topics such as innovation and current and future technological developments and trends. It is all about Co-Creation.
Desso has received a ‘Red Dot: Product Design’ Award for its ‘Visions of’ carpet line. The red dot is a quality seal for aesthetic forms and lasting trends, handed out each year during one of the most renowned design contests in the world.
This year, 1,800 manufacturers and designers from 58 countries participated in the contest. A jury consisting of 30 international experts tested and evaluated a total of 4,515 products in Essen, Germany. Desso’s Visions of has an elaborate and innovative product design, according to this year’s jury.
CARPETECTURE® is a new way of thinking, incorporating elements from modern international architecture to create emotionally expressive carpet designs. It looks at the changes in architecture, in how people think about space, atmosphere, colours and materials. When moments in architecture are used to inspire carpet designs there is synergy. The carpet becomes more than a floor covering; it performs alongside other architectural elements. Intensifying the sensation.
Let's co-create Innovative Design
We have taken the first steps in organising new live sessions of the Circles of Architects® for 2012. The sessions will be inspiring, informative and will include a spectaculair presentation of the new DESSO Master.
Desso carpet tiles have been integrated into an installation artwork in Australia by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. The exhibition, 'I Packed the Postcard in my Suitcase', by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has just opened at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne.
Circles of Architects® Live Sessions 2013, UK, 7-9 May
The new Circles of Architects® sessions will start again. Please click here for the full planning of the Circles of Architects® 2013
A sensory celebration at Desso’s showroom in London, Clerkenwell Design Week, 21-23 May 2013
Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival in the Clerkenwell area in London celebrating design’s creative richness, its social impact and its power for change. The event is now in its third year and has been established to celebrate Clerkenwell as the heart of the design industry.
Desso is providing a sensory feast at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week to launch its new carpet collection Materials in Touch with a combination of hands-on workshops, presentations, activities and exclusive events.
Marc Mulders & DESSO in new Noordbrabants Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL), 24th of May 2013
The Noordbrabants Museum presents art, culture and history of the Dutch province of North Brabant. The museum is the perfect place where valuable knowledge and cultural heritage of Brabant is preserved and exhibited. The last few years, the museum has been going through a significant metamorphosis. The official opening of the new Noordbrabants Museum is scheduled on Friday 24th of May 2013 and will be done by HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands.
The Museum opens with a solo exhibition by Marc Mulders ‘The Moonlight Garden’. For many years artist Marc Mulders (Tilburg, 1958) has been amongst the top Dutch artists, with an oeuvre that manages to touch a wide audience. In this major retrospective exhibition, 80 works from all his genres can be viewed: paintings, art glass, watercolors, nature photography, political collages and carpets which have been designed en manufactured in close cooperation with Desso.