Lamp "85 Bulbs"
"Folding Bookcase"
"Milk Bottle Lamp Single"
"Signature Vase"
Doorbell "Bottoms Up"

10 Years of Droog Design

From March 18 through May 23, 2004 the Haus der Kunst in Munich is showing a retrospective of 10 Years of Droog Design. International designers exhibit objects that combine functionality with factuality and even dry humor – in Dutch: "droog" – under the title "simply droog 10+1". 

 

Droog Design, the Dutch promotion agency for young designers, was founded in 1993 by Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker. Processing low-cost industrial materials or found objects is typical for Droog Design. The agency became famous with, among other things, the hanging lamp "85 bulbs" by Rody Graumans (1993) and the "Folding Bookcase" by Jurgen Bey and Jan Konings (1999), which is made entirely of paper and wood and is only 10 cm wide when folded. The objects range from simple lamps made of milk bottles to vases shaped like computer-generated writing.

The exhibition at the occasion of Droog Design's 10th anniversary will be on show in the United States after its presentation in Munich.

Further information at 

www.hausderkunst.de, T. +49 89 21 127 115,

and www.droogdesign.nl.