Envisions at NYCxDESIGN

2016 May 13 - 16


As the realms of design and manufacturing converge and the designer increasingly takes on the role of both inventor and maker, production is subject to change. Deconstruct and disrupt, reverse and reinvent: creatives seek to shake up the status quo by exploring previously undiscovered paths in the process.

Envisions is a group exhibition that showcases everything but the end product. The collection of work aims to offer new insights to different phases that would normally never be seen by the public's eye. By revealing the steps of the extensive research process that precedes a design’s final outcome, the collection breathes life into initial concepts and pushes them towards reality.

Transcending the fear of copycats, the exhibitors reveal more about their work – and themselves – to the public. By doing so, a climate for interaction and exchange is created. The setup is intended to trigger a dialogue between designers, clients and manufacturers, who are encouraged to approach each project as a collaborator. By crowdsourcing ideas, Envisions allows for unexpected developments in the making process and ultimately gives rise to new-found joint ventures.

Thanks to:
Organisation of Design
Creative Industries Fund NL

Founded and curated by:
Simone Post
Sanne Schuurman
Iwan Pol

Adrianus Kundert
Bastiaan de Nennie
Iwan Pol
Jeroen van de Gruiter
Sanne Schuurman
Simone Post
Studio Plott
Tijs Gilde

Photo's by:
Ronald Smits