VIVID Design Rotterdam presents:

July 6th - August 31th 2003


Maarten Baas, Marijn van der Poll, Sebastiaan Straatsma

Following the generation of Wanders, Jongerius and Hutten, a new generation of Dutch designers now want to be heard. The new exhibition at VIVID vormgeving in Rotterdam shows three designers of this new generation.

Maarten Baas is producing burned furniture which are already well known, and his work is now incorporated in the Moooi collection. According to the VPRO television show RAM, his work was the most striking at the Milan furniture fair this year. Beside showing many of his furniture pieces he will also design the window display at VIVID.

Marijn van der Poll was known when he was still a student at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, when he designed the steal cube for Droog Design’s DO-Create. By treating the cube with a heavy hammer, they were formed like an armchair. At VIVID he shows his modular car, a kind of car you can design by yourself. The driving frame is surrounded by polyurethane foam that can be easily formed, so when your personal model has been revised, it can be laminated with fiberglass and resin.

A chair by Sebastiaan Straatsma was purchased by Museum Boijmans even before he graduated the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and his new series of lamps which he now shows at VIVID were mentioned in an article of the New York Times.

Opening Sunday 6 July 16.00