Peek into futuristic designs

Peek into futuristic designs


The exhibition, co-hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology made its way to the City, after opening in Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

The curator of the exhibition is Ed van Hinte from the Netherlands who is currently working on a workshop for promoting cycling at The Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology.

About the exhibition, he says, “The main idea behind the creation of these models is the process rather than the objects. The objects cover a wide range from fashion to engineering to technology.”

The exhibits on display have been created by different Dutch and Indian designers over a span of a few years, months or some even days. The exhibition, being held in the basement of the Chitrakala Parishat, exhibits around 22 objects from different designers.

On entering the exhibition, the first thing that strikes one is ‘Living print’ by Joost Grootens which is a depiction of the atlas in a very different way from what we normally see in maps and atlases. Other innovative designs such as ‘Button freedom’ created by Indian designer Anuj Sharma showcases a futuristic outlook of the age-old button design on garments. There were also exhibits that showcase the evolution of letters from the Roman and Devnagiri alphabet.

Tjeerd Veenhoven, a Dutch designer who created the ‘Strand cycle’ says, “It took three hours to build this, with threads of carbon wire which I wound around the cycle. This invention is a trip back to the olden times because just creating projects for the sake of development in the new age without looking at the origins is stupid.”

The exhibits showcased immense intelligence behind design and execution and also emphasised on physical minimality. The exhibits have shown the evolution of ideas where designers have worked to create products that have respect for the future and also minimised the burden on the planet imposed by people.

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