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Broken White expo Design Academy & Van Abbe Museum for Dutch Design Week

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Last weekend I was invited to attend the opening of the Broken White exposition for Dutch Design Week 2016. It’s the fourth time the Design Academy Eindhoven and Van Abbe Museum joined their forces.

I enjoyed this exposition as I really felt a connection with the artworks and concept of the Broken White theme (which you can read more about down below). Also the Van Abbe Museum is a place I love to visit to get fresh inspiration, wether its from the exhibitions they have or from the building itself. The clean architecture, white surroundings, natural light fall and strong lines and shapes, they all make me feel at ease.

If you happen to to be at Dutch Design Week between 22-30 October, you should def make a stopover at the Van Abbe. For those who can’t make it – don’t worry – the expo is still open to visit until November 6th.

About Broken White

“The blue tap is cold, the red one hot. Orange invokes feelings of excitement. And yellow draws attention to shop windows. Everybody relates to colours, often even emotionally, but how this works no one knows. This instills chromo-phobia in designers: the fear of colours which is suppressed by rules, fashion and style.

The digital revolution has changed everything. For centuries colour was thought of in terms of light falling onto an object and being reflected to a greater or lesser extent. Total reflection results in white, absolute absorption in black. But the screens that are ever present nowadays aren’t objects reflecting light. They radiate light themselves. The source of colour has changed and with it its appearance.

During his teaching career at the Design Academy Eindhoven artist Mathieu Meijers developed a concept that enables us to recalibrate our understanding of colour. The artworks and design objects in Broken White embody this.”

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