These kitchen towels, that Nienke Sybrandy created together with Dutch22, are a fashion statement. Soap bubbles and flowers are themes that frequently re-occur in the work of Sybrandy. These symbols of vanitas address the art historical tradition in which objects of the everyday are elevated to symbols of live and dead. Sybrandy uses this transcendent meaning, whilst simultaneously giving a personal interpretation of these objects to create an opening for a more contemporary narrative. These new stories connect the historic value of the objects to our present and bring them into contact with our daily interactions.
This product will be on te market in February 2019.
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Nienke Sybrandy (1979) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied textile at the Rietveld Academy and gained a master’s degree in applied arts at the Sandberg Institute. Sybrandy is a designer who initiates her own projects and works on assignment basis. Next to her practice as independent designer she also teaches at the design department of the Arts Academy in Maastricht and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
The work of Sybrandy originates from stories – personal or unique histories – from which Sybrandy sets out in-depth projects. She uses images and objects to create new narratives. Through a broad research she brings the history back to an accessible, intelligible norm. A fleeting moment, like the burst of a soap bubble, can form the visual motive to induce multiple new practices and understandings.
Teixits Vicens is an artisan textile factory that was founded in 1854 on the Island of Mallorca. It’s a family business and craft workshop involved in manufacturing Mallorcan fabrics which are locally known as Roba de llengues.
The factory aims at maintaining the Mediterranean spirit of craftsman, which is being characterized in their product. They pay most attention to conservation, innovation and perfecting their fabrics.
Their and reputation have been recognized when they won the 1st price in the International Modern Craft Show.
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