tv Euromaxx - Lifestyle Europe Deutsche Welle January 4, 2019 11:30pm-12:01am CET
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euro max with me your host meghan lee and my co-host is a dutch designer interior designer and product designer myself on earth thank you so much for being with us longer hold of me the house and steve thank you and thank you for inviting us to your studio this crazy place yes in your studio here we are in amsterdam you also helped us design our show today so we're going to see some of the reports which you helped put together pleasure you know you've been described as bold audacious a sort of rebel in the design world do you accept this title. i think i have to. you know why i think design is about innovations about changing ideas about the inside of what's happening today and how we should maybe change for the moral. you know things have to change the rules that are said to have to be you know cut into pieces and the estimated. so yes i'm probably
a song that is making some people is a bit. for it what about your employees you have seventy of around seventy people working for you in this studio we're about seventy people divided amongst interior design programs on that organization how do you organize them to not only maintain the business but maintain your concepts and your and your brand. to start with i mean it's a team of people i don't manage them if i would not is them we would be worried smaller would be the worst but i have a really great people that help me with it and then obviously of course. from the creative product and i think the leave. five people of that with the need to get to create. their creative direction of the studio of course i have to answer all the to happen but i think with these five people i can oversee all the
process we do know what is interior or per design i believe if you're longer designing at some point certain things you know you don't want to do again and again and again it's a bit of for a lot of people as music great for the first time to do this is drawings and so i think i think a different role and i like marcel founders has been working in the industry for more or less twenty years over twenty years now over more than twenty years and we wanted and always if you're creating innovative products and interiors who want to take a closer look at his life and career so far. marcel wanders iconic knotted chair for probe the dutch designer to frame in one thousand nine hundred six it's now exhibited in the new york museum of modern art. for not a carbon fiber cord it has a line to carry quality to it. it's also sturdy wonders designs are playful
emotional and often opulent with lots of gold accents. these modern creations often drawn the past for inspiration. he said to be a workaholic who never seems to run out of ideas and want to be his ideas is there rules are there to be broke. in his amsterdam studio wonders and his team work on new designs for customers around the globe wanders counts many big brands among his clients. in two thousand and one he founded the movie label it's a platform for young designers it's showroom is located just below his studio
moving it is quite fittingly the dutch word more beautiful. marcel wanders there's also made a name for himself as an interior designer he's created the look of seven different hotels across the world each one is unique. to the interior of this doha hotel his latest project evokes one thousand and one nights. while the design of this era kotel draws inspiration from typically swiss products like chocolate from new york or he mixes mediterranean flair with ivan garde styling. while amsterdam's underdog prints in grotto tell features delft blue tiles bell shaped lamps and to live shaped chairs. marcel wonders is an eclectic mind who seamlessly blends the old with the new.
marcel and i decided to take a walk through amsterdam's popular your don district he tells me more about his work and what it is about the city which inspires him. so you've created an enormous body of work what would you say the unifying element is in all that. this isn't to say but i think there is the underlying vision by the work there's a lawsuit on the issue of philosophies about. the business it's a creative type of design that's more durable more mad to you or you have a stick and therefore and gazes with people in a deeper and longer way so work that finds. friends away with people long term that's i think hopefully by this is things well what would you say is your signature in all of your designs what i hope it's exactly and i hope for
the rest we find as much as possible diversity i don't want to you know per se have or that people can visually easily recognize i mean we have words that are very different some are. clearly in the. design some are for a while or. has different references and i think that's a good thing i don't want to have a type a word that's always to say i want to. live i want to feel. i'm inventing myself over and over again well then how does this being given in effect how do you how does the creative process for you begin. i redo products in reviewing theaters and there's a very different products if you do and there's a really started investigating where are we. if we do a pricing though i really have to understand you know people are going to go out for. well what's happening in the whole world is people work and i do this to us
a future. or my breathing if you do product you really need that idea he did investigate as you need to really find a great idea for speed of ideas i mean it seems that this is we're here we are in the middle of answer and this city is filled with history and ideas how much of it does it impact your work. it's a while ago because you're a. journey died it's an italian design and i was asked. to write something in the villainies newspaper about about him like you and i wrote a piece as if i present him as my uncle that was always with me that always looked over my shoulder to look through my drawings they give me advice and i've used that so the relationship you have with peers are amazing and he's an example for me and so i started to look at the creative around me i start to look at goodman
a different way and i look at them as family as a reader of the city i have so much family in the past so the rembrandt does in the streets of the mirrors in the street you know amazing creative family has lived that to me is something that i feel you know i want these bridges. sweet here because. this is all for us for free we did nothing for this someone else dug these these waters someone else made these bridges we can just be here. it's amazing it's amazing gift we want to take a closer look at this amazing city and some of the dutch history that has inspired our guest today. picture perfect cannot. last pieces and economic prosperity symbols of the dutch golden age. in the.
seventeenth century amsterdam's population rapidly expanded as the netherlands mabel and mercantile power soared to new heights new affluent districts emerged and three new canals were laid out the princeton kaiser's and herring docked to which the city's famous today. the newer expansions the more recent expansions were usually the places where the most affluent people would move to because then it had become too crowded in the end all the parts of the city and the new parts obviously gave the possibilities to build on a grander scale like this elegant house built in sixteenth seventy one for a wealthy merchant. behind the spacious home there's a garden and coachman's house a typical set up back then to overcome first destroyed by a prosperous merchant and his family in one thousand nine hundred four the house was acquired by a powerful merchant family the band loons. they were involved in the international
trade and also in insurance policies so over the course of time due to these. trade activities they were. gaining. a fortune and wealth. today part of the home is a museum the family furnished rooms bring to life the grand lifestyle of the wealthy dutch merchants. when you enter you enter through a seventeenth century facade and then you walk through the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century and you see all the additions that the different owners including the following family have made to the house. as international trade flourished exotic goods flooded into the country like prime porcelain from china which gave rise. a new domestic pottery industry.
chinese course of the girls really popular in the lands and it's highly demanded but there's not a lot on the market and especially from the sixteen twenty civil war in china and exports stops it's forbidden to export chinese porcelain so what do the people in delft they start copying the chinese porcelain white and bright as possible and this thin as possible and also the decorations where asian chinese. today instantly recognizable blue and white delft porcelain remains a popular classic the golden age was also the heyday of dutch painting the world's finest collection is held in the reichs museum it's home to such masterpieces as one bronze nightwatch. and yet the knee is made.
as it was an explosion of genius that lasted some hundred twenty years that's why we call it the golden age not just in uk but in everything. experts estimate that seventeenth century artists created an amazing ten million artworks in a war. zone is in going to title isn't it or the life of the artist in the golden age wasn't exactly romantic they were salesmen with clients that buyers had power and cash in commission not works that reflected their status within their own everyday lives on so break first and still lives portraits of landscapes already delinquent normal everyday subjects. echoes of the golden age still shape life in the netherlands today for design a mass abundance the absurd. as
a source of inspiration on many of his projects. staying with the golden age we have a masterpiece of sorts here which you have created a book dedicated to the old masters tell me about this project care about. friend of mine stephen home to cambridge the idea to make the book. was made the book and that they will add to make a book that really can live in the shadow of these works so i really want to make super interesting book and the special about paintings is course they have size photography doesn't have size babies of size so what is big we can show that of course you see always the full image like you see in every our book then in this book. the first thing we do is you go through one hundred percent cotton so this is a cut out of the baby a real size so you are now standing basically where rembrandt stood when he was painting so you really have the same intimacy of the painting. that is something
that i was super happy that we could innovate the books on the level right before of course after one hundred seventy go to bigger and larger and we go more detail but i think it interesting i want is not the enlargement it just was the real one i would say was the response from the rex museum the resident super happy we've been with them over the course it's made have years well making we every time we showed them the progress and more and more and more they started to be happy and now they're for the birds and it's right over here i see something that actually launched your career in one thousand nine hundred six he nodded to hear this put you on the international design map tell me a little bit more how that happened. it was a brownie that we did with the drew design. gallery you could say and they were inviting for prose or that was called dry tech. president really basically go is about. super strong fibers and regard to
educate at the university and based on that i understood wow this is not some sheet material this is this is textile so i really wanted to make a textile design. so i started to make instead of sheets i started to make ropes with ropes i could make a space for a very open structure that became this piece. and it became. instant hit and it all is also a museum piece so how does something become iconic and everlasting what did what are the elements that are needed well if i would really know i would do that all the time and it's not so easy of course but in a way it helps if something is maybe very new at the moment of conceiving it could be technical or so. it's helps if the flossy behind it is maybe you know
a breakthrough in the history of design and it helps of course if the image itself is like striking this this piece has kind of all these three things which is great but i'm sure there's also other things that have become really important pieces in design. on one or two of these elements but that's basically i think how it works right now. what we want to take a closer look at some of the objects which have made it into the history books of design. this is the vittra design museum in vile am a high southwestern germany its collection includes some twenty thousand watts that span two hundred years of design history but the minute exhibition features about four hundred classic items. from a tail cleese's one of the museum's directors. so what exactly is
a good design. is a kind of form of which is there's no one formula for good design but of course there are elements that you'll see in many of the most outstanding designs for example functionality a certain timelessness a use of new materials it is often about expression and originality. in the nineteenth century furniture was a mishmash of styles and eras. the profession of design only emerged as industrialization called the way. the red and blue chad designed in one thousand nine hundred seventeen by highly trained is an early milestone in design history and interaction of vertical and horizontal planes . in terms of design history it's significant because it completely revolutionized the idea of what a chair can be in the decades later designers exploring the potential of the chair
i was still referencing pieces like this new and innovative materials have always been a source of inspiration to designers working of the bauhaus in the one nine hundred twenty s. . broke new ground for furniture experimenting with steel tubing. you can see through it all it consists of all the frame and the surfaces of the surfaces are all made of text. charles like sails on a must it's a very lightweight construction who. wanted you to feel like you were sitting on a pillow over bad. after world war two designers return to traditional material such as wood forms became more organic and design slowly began to filter into the lives of ordinary people. the next revolution in design was looming in the
shape of plastic. in the one nine hundred fifty s. danish design event a pantheon and arrow from finland introduced a new aesthetic that was bright colorful and futuristic. society was in flux the younger generation was rebelling against the older generation and the way their homes looked designers seized on that a name to create objects that ushered in a new era in interior design in. design is always a reflection of society by the one nine hundred eighty is the me decade when conspicuous consumption held sway design became a way of expressing individuality. in the end and longer tended to be a dominant style the way there had been in previous decades designers developed their own signature look it set them apart and design became more about brands.
nowadays technologies such as three d. printers is once again revolutionizing the field of design and also widening its potential designers today have ever greater social responsibility. we're all aware that there's now a surfeit of goods far too much is being produced but there are all sorts of social and political problems that need solving so designers can't afford to say oh i'm not interested in all that i'm only interested in a statics. it remains interesting to see how designers will continue to tackle the problems of today while. back in amsterdam i visit the more you design studio where you can find marcel's creations along with other famous designers. so you've been called the designer of
a new age would you think that this is a good example of what that means well designers designed for tomorrow were basically and. these things obviously are you know for us for our new age they're based on the past the based on the culture that we have the now that's the blue. painted ceramics and i think that's furder in my own way as designers in the way we're here we have perhaps our arguably one of your signature works might say one minute sculptured you really do this in one minute or you see industry is great and i working for the industry and so it creates objects that repeatedly perfect and always the same the wonderful yet they're always the same and they have no personality they have no flaws so that's something that i started to make things where there's a flaw in the product is a little mistake and so every object that you have functions good is different and
so here i am the machine myself and i make a flaw every time i make a different thing of them every time or here every time it's a little sculpture but every time automatically it becomes different and so as a person for that if they're flying this sort of. we're standing in the midst of your show world mores. this was created more or less as a platform for young designers wasn't it tell me a little bit more about that yeah i was created because nobody was making all my work so i thought. myself. and still today only has that function for a lot of the designers i remade the first works of important designers these days. and i think that's the thing it's difficult for a designer to get a pro to rephrase that one and who are some of the international designers you featured here oh really we were good to martha for the best home both of you for
this. love for work. and so on from design the cuts upon a lot of great names big names when it comes to design it seems many people including our viewers might think that design is something exclusive and extremely expensive in only reserved for in the elite level how do you respond to that design is culture design is culture. and we think it's free designs for free you all of just been watching so you're not interested in buying so for your interested in design they've it's interesting movies do something everything is better maybe changes my life maybe i can do change my life new to be more interesting so design is about that is not about by so far or. the so far is about what it means for you ownership is not for free but ownership is
only a very difficult part of design it's a very different part of the sun so i think it's great. to have it for free. maybe some might argue that but i think that's a very interesting way of putting it. my summoners we're out of time but i want to thank you again for co-hosting your own macs with me today in having us into your show room in your your studio. and to the rest of you your romex yours if we come to the end of the show i want to say thank you all for two. and if you want to keep up with the program you can always check out our social media pages for me and the rest of the crew here from astrodome thank you very much for joining me again.
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