6. NOV. 2015

Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender launches today featuring work of our studio

It’s not the end of the year yet and we don’t want to be too early with celebrating 2016 as there is still a pretty chunk of 2015 to be lived and celebrated. But nevertheless, the Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2016 is launching today and we are proud that one of the new studio projects is featured in it. We’re talking about ‘Time and Time Again’, an installation for outdoors, in nature. Enjoy this sneak preview. We’ll keep you updated with the evolution of this project.

It’s not the end of the year yet and we don’t want to be too early with celebrating 2016 as there is still a pretty chunk of 2015 to be lived and celebrated. But nevertheless, the Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2016 is launching today and we are proud that one of the new studio projects is featured in it. We’re talking about ‘Time and Time Again’, an installation for outdoors, in nature. Enjoy this sneak preview. We’ll keep you updated with the evolution of this project.

 

22. JUNE. 2015

Keilefest, a two-day art and make festival on the 4th and 5th July in Rotterdam

Yes, a two-day weekend festival with art, design, music and food on a beautiful industrial terrain - what more could you wish on a beautiful summer weekend? And our studio is joining in on both days with designs, a free spirit and a party mood. Both indoors and outdoors there will be craftsmanship, creativity, sharing and, of course, loads of fun. So come along and celebrate with us! Keilefest Saturday 4th July 2015 12:00 – 18:30 (art, design, music & food) – 22:00 (party) Sunday 5th July 2015 11:00 – 17:00 Location: Keilewerf: Keileweg 4, Rotterdam, map

Yes, a two-day weekend festival with art, design, music and food on a beautiful industrial terrain - what more could you wish on a beautiful summer weekend? And our studio is joining in on both days with designs, a free spirit and a party mood. Both indoors and outdoors there will be craftsmanship, creativity, sharing and, of course, loads of fun. So come along and celebrate with us!

Keilefest

Saturday 4th July 2015

12:00 – 18:30 (art, design, music & food) – 22:00 (party)

Sunday 5th July 2015

11:00 – 17:00

Location: Keilewerf: Keileweg 4, Rotterdam, map

 

11. FEB. 2015

‘Rotterdam Told by People’ in the 2015 edition of the ‘Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender’

 

3. FEB. 2015

‘Rotterdam Told by People’ in the Fenixloods this week during Art Rotterdam’s InBaf

This week, during the ‘Art Rotterdam’ festival we will present ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ in the Fenixloods at the International Book Art Fair Rotterdam. You can visit the stand every day starting from Wednesday. The fair will be open until Sunday evening and as a little extra, on Sunday at 16:00 we’ll give a presentation about the project. Feel free to join in: Fenixloods 1, Veerlaan 9-13, Katendrecht, Rotterdam, map Program: Wed. 4th February 2015: 15:00 doors open, 18:00 – 22:00 official event opening Thu. 5th – Sat. 7th February 2015: 13:00 – 22:00 Sun. 8th February 2015: 13:00 – 19:00

This week, during the ‘Art Rotterdam’ festival we will present ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ in the Fenixloods at the International Book Art Fair Rotterdam. You can visit the stand every day starting from Wednesday. The fair will be open until Sunday evening and as a little extra, on Sunday at 16:00 we’ll give a presentation about the project. Feel free to join in:

Fenixloods 1, Veerlaan 9-13, Katendrecht, Rotterdam, map

Program:

Wed. 4th February 2015: 15:00 doors open, 18:00 – 22:00 official event opening

Thu. 5th – Sat. 7th February 2015: 13:00 – 22:00

Sun. 8th February 2015: 13:00 – 19:00

 

25. JAN. 2015

Our illustration for the article ‘Feyenoordfamilie is verscheurd’ now also on Vers Beton

 

23. JAN. 2015

Studio Catinca Tilea’s illustration featured in today’s Rotterdam edition of NRC

Our studio had the pleasure to make an illustration for the article ‘Feyenoordfamilie is verscheurd’ (eng. ‘The Feyenoord Family Is Torn Apart’) by Willem Sonneveld. Well, the article was published in the NRC’s Rotterdam edition of today. You can read it online on the NRC website.

Our studio had the pleasure to make an illustration for the article ‘Feyenoordfamilie is verscheurd’ (eng. ‘The Feyenoord Family Is Torn Apart’) by Willem Sonneveld. Well, the article was published in the NRC’s Rotterdam edition of today. You can read it online on the NRC website.

 

3. DEC. 2014

Design for Manufacturing Summit no. 8: the new industrial revolution, crafts & mass production

The international half-yearly summit ‘Design for Manufacturing’ brings designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers together in the context of a new make-industry. The summit has originally begun in Brooklyn and it now takes places in different locations all over the world. The next edition, ‘Design for Manufacturing no. 8’ will take place in Rotterdam on the 11th of December. Designer Catinca Tilea has the pleasure to participate at the DFM Summit no. 8, in a panel discourse about the new industrial revolution, designer vs. maker, up -scaling from craft to mass production and how all these factors settle in the Rotterdam context. If you’d like to join, click here for registration. DFM Summit no. 8 Thursday 11 December 2014, 15:00 – 22:00 ‘o clock RDM Makerspace RDM-kade, 3089 JW Rotterdam, map  

The international half-yearly summit ‘Design for Manufacturing’ brings designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers together in the context of a new make-industry. The summit has originally begun in Brooklyn and it now takes places in different locations all over the world. The next edition, ‘Design for Manufacturing no. 8’ will take place in Rotterdam on the 11th of December. Designer Catinca Tilea has the pleasure to participate at the DFM Summit no. 8, in a panel discourse about the new industrial revolution, designer vs. maker, up -scaling from craft to mass production and how all these factors settle in the Rotterdam context. If you’d like to join, click here for registration.

DFM Summit no. 8

Thursday 11 December 2014, 15:00 – 22:00 ‘o clock

RDM Makerspace

RDM-kade, 3089 JW Rotterdam, map

 

 

1. OCT. 2014

'Zwaanshals Rotterdam Told by People', special edition mirror-magnet for the Swan Walk 2014

The previous news item kept this special edition design half secret, but you already knew it is a latest very-local development of ‘Rotterdam Told by People’. About 500 people received the Zwaanshals mirror-magnet special as a gift last weekend during the Swan Walk. For those who got one and for those who missed it, we offer you a story. Richard (46 years old): “More and more I feel like an inhabitant of Rotterdam Noord; it’s such a nice neighbourhood. The ‘artist density’ is about the highest in the whole city. That’s kinda weird! Well, maybe not that weird, but very noticeable. There’s a lot of stuff going on here. Nice shops have opened up on Zwaanshals, mostly of young entrepreneurs. You can see that this neighborhood is different from the rest of the city, there’s also new things happening ‘on the streets’, like the Swan Market, the Noord Bruist Festival and the monthly market of Rotterdamse Oogst. However, I do get the impression that the people visiting these events don’t match the neighbourhood’s demographics.”

The previous news item kept this special edition design half secret, but you already knew it is a latest very-local development of ‘Rotterdam Told by People’. About 500 people received the Zwaanshals mirror-magnet special as a gift last weekend during the Swan Walk. For those who got one and for those who missed it, we offer you a story.

Richard (46 years old): “More and more I feel like an inhabitant of Rotterdam Noord; it’s such a nice neighbourhood. The ‘artist density’ is about the highest in the whole city. That’s kinda weird! Well, maybe not that weird, but very noticeable. There’s a lot of stuff going on here. Nice shops have opened up on Zwaanshals, mostly of young entrepreneurs. You can see that this neighborhood is different from the rest of the city, there’s also new things happening ‘on the streets’, like the Swan Market, the Noord Bruist Festival and the monthly market of Rotterdamse Oogst. However, I do get the impression that the people visiting these events don’t match the neighbourhood’s demographics.”

 

24. SEPT. 2014

‘Zwaanshals Rotterdam Told by People’, a special edition design at Swan Walk 26 – 28 September

Let’s start with a story: Rob (55 years old): “The north of Rotterdam is becoming nicer and nicer. Over there the Swan Market was originated. And on Zwaanshals you’ve got all these nice new stores, kinda the shopping point of the area. It’s a nice neighborhood, lots of great things are happening there. And some pretty amazing shops, like this one that’s specialized in wool, named ‘Ja, Wol’. There’s also this whiskey specialty store. Oh, and at the waterside of the Zaagmolenkade, there’s this furniture store where we regularly buy vintage furniture, Contemporary Showroom. I used to be in the neighbourhood a lot because my physiotherapist was there, so on my way home I would always pass by the Moroccan fishmonger to pick up his amazing fish soup, or get some ice cream at Doppio’s. The area has really changed a lot; back then there were just all these little grocery stores and shops primarily aimed at the Turks and Moroccans living there. Nowadays the stuff is more aimed at, how should I call it, a more trendy audience.” We promised not to tell too much about our Zwaanshals special edition design, and a promise is a promise! But just a few words around it: Swan Walk is a three-day event. At its second edition already, the Swan Walk introduces people to the local creative scene. And it’s a pretty developed scene, I can tell you that! For the tours from one creative entrepreneur to another, we designed a special edition item, only produced in a limited amount of copies that the visitors will get as a little surprise. Our item is Told by People. You probably guessed it by now, but we’re still not going to speak its name! Just because we’d love you to come and discover it yourself! Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 Start point: Sweatshop Deluxe, Zaagmolendrift 35, Rotterdam, MAP Between: 12:00 – 17:00 ‘o cloc  

Let’s start with a story:

Rob (55 years old): “The north of Rotterdam is becoming nicer and nicer. Over there the Swan Market was originated. And on Zwaanshals you’ve got all these nice new stores, kinda the shopping point of the area. It’s a nice neighborhood, lots of great things are happening there. And some pretty amazing shops, like this one that’s specialized in wool, named ‘Ja, Wol’. There’s also this whiskey specialty store. Oh, and at the waterside of the Zaagmolenkade, there’s this furniture store where we regularly buy vintage furniture, Contemporary Showroom. I used to be in the neighbourhood a lot because my physiotherapist was there, so on my way home I would always pass by the Moroccan fishmonger to pick up his amazing fish soup, or get some ice cream at Doppio’s. The area has really changed a lot; back then there were just all these little grocery stores and shops primarily aimed at the Turks and Moroccans living there. Nowadays the stuff is more aimed at, how should I call it, a more trendy audience.”

We promised not to tell too much about our Zwaanshals special edition design, and a promise is a promise! But just a few words around it: Swan Walk is a three-day event. At its second edition already, the Swan Walk introduces people to the local creative scene. And it’s a pretty developed scene, I can tell you that! For the tours from one creative entrepreneur to another, we designed a special edition item, only produced in a limited amount of copies that the visitors will get as a little surprise. Our item is Told by People. You probably guessed it by now, but we’re still not going to speak its name! Just because we’d love you to come and discover it yourself!

Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014

Start point: Sweatshop Deluxe, Zaagmolendrift 35, Rotterdam, MAP

Between: 12:00 – 17:00 ‘o cloc  

 

12. SEPT. 2014

MEGASHOP ROODKAPJE RUKT UIT! for all art and design lovers, 21st September at Burgertrut

As you know, Megashop Roodkapje is selling two of our design products: the Blossom coasters and the Rotterdam Told by People small version mirrors. The shop will soon host an art and design market-gathering where people are invited to – well – basically come, hang out, shop and sustain the arts. Fashion, illustrations, silk-screens, products and more will be there. Oh, and I, Catinca, will be present to talk about the Rotterdam Told by People project and end result. I’ll be there to chat with everybody interested to find out more about why and how we developed this set of mirrors. It’s a Sunday afternoon event with music, a mobile expo, workshops, burgers and lemonade, and lots of fun. So just join in! Sunday. 21st September 2014 Burgertrut, Hang 5, Rotterdam, MAP Start time: 16:00 ‘o cloc  

As you know, Megashop Roodkapje is selling two of our design products: the Blossom coasters and the Rotterdam Told by People small version mirrors. The shop will soon host an art and design market-gathering where people are invited to – well – basically come, hang out, shop and sustain the arts. Fashion, illustrations, silk-screens, products and more will be there. Oh, and I, Catinca, will be present to talk about the Rotterdam Told by People project and end result. I’ll be there to chat with everybody interested to find out more about why and how we developed this set of mirrors. It’s a Sunday afternoon event with music, a mobile expo, workshops, burgers and lemonade, and lots of fun. So just join in!

Sunday. 21st September 2014

Burgertrut, Hang 5, Rotterdam, MAP

Start time: 16:00 ‘o cloc  

 

25. AUG. 2014

The Blossom coasters now available at Stroop Rotterdam, Megashop Roodkapje & Madeby.nl

And a few shopping tips: The ‘Blossom’ sets consist of four coasters of the same colour, but if you’d like to combine different colours in your set, it is possible in all shops. You can pick any four of the six colours if you’d wish.  

And a few shopping tips:

The ‘Blossom’ sets consist of four coasters of the same colour, but if you’d like to combine different colours in your set, it is possible in all shops. You can pick any four of the six colours if you’d wish.  

 

20. AUG. 2014

‘Looking for Paul’ by Wunderbaum debates art status in the contemporary Dutch context at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh

The theater play ‘Looking for Paul’ brings the common citizen in confrontation with the work of conceptual artist Paul McCarthy. The discourse focuses on the extent to which art, regardless to its forms of expression, is, or should be, present in public space. The purpose of making art and its message to the world are topics central to the discourse. Studio Catinca Tilea has the pleasure to do the production of this theater play in the period August – December 2014.

Present at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, ‘Looking for Paul’ is still playing in the Summerhall until the 24th of August. For those not able to watch in Edinburgh, ‘Looking for Paul’ is scheduled again from September; click here for this year’s program.  

 

18. JULY. 2014

‘Rotterdam Told by People’ now available in the Kunsthal Shop

Starting from now the ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ mirrors are also available to buy in the Kunsthal shop. If you go for the wonderful exhibitions, then also stop at the shop for the Rotterdam mirrors, address: Kunsthal Shop Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015AA Rotterdam, MAP

Starting from now the ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ mirrors are also available to buy in the Kunsthal shop. If you go for the wonderful exhibitions, then also stop at the shop for the Rotterdam mirrors, address:

Kunsthal Shop

Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015AA Rotterdam, MAP

 

10. JULY. 2014

Sofa Bed Test, Mock-up N. 03 – sitting angles, 6th July

We took full advantage of the Open Day of de Fabriek by organizing a lounging workshop. What did we do? Together with architect Adam Scales we are working on designing a sofa bed set. We believe this set should make you forget your worries when you sit, therefore each inclination degree on the seat and backrest is crucial to us. On Sunday 6th July, during open day, we invited the visitors to sit on the Mock-up N. 03 and tell us what they thought. We were testing between 12:00 and 20:00. All the process is summarized in the video above. Thank you so much for sitting on our mocked-up couch everybody, without you we couldn’t have done it!  

 

9. APRIL. 2014

The ‘SciArt in America’ magazine reviews ‘Infinite Instances’ including MyTime in the April issue

There is something very human in looking at science from an art perspective, and the other way around. The US based art-science magazine ‘SciArt in America’ dedicates their April issue to debating what it is to be human. Among many wonderful contributions from scientists and artists, the magazine discusses the book ‘Infinite Instances. Studies and Images of Time’ by Olga Ast. Published in 2011, the book extends on the multi-faceted definition of time, as seen by film makers, musicians, philosophers, scientists, designers, artists, and photographers. The book features materials from the 2009 ArcheTime Conference in New York. As a conceptual design contribution to both the ArchTime Conference and the ‘Infinite Instances’ book, MyTime gets a mention in the ‘From the Library’ rubric of the magazine’s April issue, on pages 42 and 43. The strong cross-disciplinary approach of both ‘SciArt in America’ and ‘Infinite Instances’, brings to light questions that human kind has always been trying to answer. ‘SciArt in America’ is a magazine entirely available to read online. The April issue extends on the evolutionary approach of science and art working together. As a new field of expertise and a fast growing branch, the art-science approach is debated by showing the benefits of increasing our emotional perception field seen from the side of arts, and our possibilities for borderless imagination into developing ideas, seen from the side of sciences. This makes the ‘SciArt in America’ articles a very captivating read for all those interested in the evolution of our knowledge based society in a post-industrial time.

There is something very human in looking at science from an art perspective, and the other way around. The US based art-science magazine ‘SciArt in America’ dedicates their April issue to debating what it is to be human. Among many wonderful contributions from scientists and artists, the magazine discusses the book ‘Infinite Instances. Studies and Images of Time’ by Olga Ast. Published in 2011, the book extends on the multi-faceted definition of time, as seen by film makers, musicians, philosophers, scientists, designers, artists, and photographers. The book features materials from the 2009 ArcheTime Conference in New York. As a conceptual design contribution to both the ArchTime Conference and the ‘Infinite Instances’ book, MyTime gets a mention in the ‘From the Library’ rubric of the magazine’s April issue, on pages 42 and 43. The strong cross-disciplinary approach of both ‘SciArt in America’ and ‘Infinite Instances’, brings to light questions that human kind has always been trying to answer.

‘SciArt in America’ is a magazine entirely available to read online. The April issue extends on the evolutionary approach of science and art working together. As a new field of expertise and a fast growing branch, the art-science approach is debated by showing the benefits of increasing our emotional perception field seen from the side of arts, and our possibilities for borderless imagination into developing ideas, seen from the side of sciences. This makes the ‘SciArt in America’ articles a very captivating read for all those interested in the evolution of our knowledge based society in a post-industrial time.

 

20. FEB. 2014

‘How Technology, Science and Art are Changing our Perception of Time’ 20th March, NYC

As contributors to the ArcheTime program, and on behalf of the MyTime concept, we are pleased to invite you to the conference ‘How Technology, Science and Art are Changing our Perception of Time’. This open forum and round table discussion is part of the ‘Time and Again’ Art-Science program and gathers the public and the contributors to ArcheTime and ‘Infinite Instances. Studies and Images of Time’ around the table to debate the subject of time. Please feel free to join as well on: 20. March. 2014 19:00 @ Haber Space – CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow St, NYC 10002, MAP

As contributors to the ArcheTime program, and on behalf of the MyTime concept, we are pleased to invite you to the conference ‘How Technology, Science and Art are Changing our Perception of Time’. This open forum and round table discussion is part of the ‘Time and Again’ Art-Science program and gathers the public and the contributors to ArcheTime and ‘Infinite Instances. Studies and Images of Time’ around the table to debate the subject of time.

Please feel free to join as well on:

20. March. 2014

19:00

@ Haber Space – CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow St, NYC 10002, MAP

 

22. JAN. 2014

Rotterdam Told by People gets reviewed by Annabel Storm on ONGEKUNSTELD

The online Dutch art publication ongeKunsteld wrote about the use of mirrors in art and design with special mention of ‘Rotterdam Told by People’. The project is analyzed by comparison to the mirror installations of Anish Kapoor, ‘Cloud Gate’ and ‘Sky Mirror’, into a critical debate entitled ‘Spiegels van de ziel’ (eng. ‘Mirrors of the Soul’). 

The online Dutch art publication ongeKunsteld wrote about the use of mirrors in art and design with special mention of ‘Rotterdam Told by People’. The project is analyzed by comparison to the mirror installations of Anish Kapoor, ‘Cloud Gate’ and ‘Sky Mirror’, into a critical debate entitled ‘Spiegels van de ziel’ (eng. ‘Mirrors of the Soul’). 

 

15. JAN. 2014

Straatnieuws publishes ‘Zweetatelier op z’n Rotterdam’ (eng. Sweatshop Rotterdam Style) featuring a story about Rotterdam Told by People

The newspaper Straatnieuws form The Hague published this new article about Sweatshop Deluxe and the way it operates. As designer collaborating with Sweatshop Deluxe, the studio has been interviewed about ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ and how this project fits within the philosophy of the social sweatshop. Enjoy your read!  

The newspaper Straatnieuws form The Hague published this new article about Sweatshop Deluxe and the way it operates. As designer collaborating with Sweatshop Deluxe, the studio has been interviewed about ‘Rotterdam Told by People’ and how this project fits within the philosophy of the social sweatshop. Enjoy your read!  

 

5. DEC. 2013

'The Diary of a Designer' or preparing for a new challenge

Sit, curl up into a chair, lay down, sleep… What is a sitting object to us? When to we sit or lay down? How much time do we spend seated in one day? Do we sit to be social or escape sociality? What do we demand from a sitting object? Together with Arch. Adam Scales, we are designing a sofa. And while asking ourselves the above mentioned questions plus many others more, we took the challenge to redo the upholstery of two Danish Design armchairs from the ‘50s. This exercise turned up to be very constructive. We marked with it one chapter of our research, namely how the technical build-up of an armchair influences lifestyle and duration of sitting. Our process continues.

Sit, curl up into a chair, lay down, sleep… What is a sitting object to us? When to we sit or lay down? How much time do we spend seated in one day? Do we sit to be social or escape sociality? What do we demand from a sitting object?

Together with Arch. Adam Scales, we are designing a sofa. And while asking ourselves the above mentioned questions plus many others more, we took the challenge to redo the upholstery of two Danish Design armchairs from the ‘50s. This exercise turned up to be very constructive. We marked with it one chapter of our research, namely how the technical build-up of an armchair influences lifestyle and duration of sitting. Our process continues.

 

22. NOV. 2013

Rotterdam Told by People official product launch at Sweatshop Deluxe

The city inspired mirrors Rotterdam Told by People, commissioned by Sweatshop Deluxe, has entered production mid September 2013. The set is now available to purchase through the Sweatshop Deluxe web-shop and their selected stores. The launch party, where press, contributors and shop visitors were present, was a big success. Photographer Helmuth Tjemmes documented the event. Curious? You can view his photos here.

The city inspired mirrors Rotterdam Told by People, commissioned by Sweatshop Deluxe, has entered production mid September 2013. The set is now available to purchase through the Sweatshop Deluxe web-shop and their selected stores. The launch party, where press, contributors and shop visitors were present, was a big success. Photographer Helmuth Tjemmes documented the event. Curious? You can view his photos here.

 

11. NOV. 2013

Trendhunter.com reviews Rotterdam Told by People

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