Mutant Matter is our most recent exhibition, which we have presented in Milan’s Salone del Mobile. It’s a collaboration between Dutch Invertuals and FranklinnTill, a futures research agency based in London. With this exhibition, we examine materials from man-made time, we look at what we do with those materials, what we develop, and how can we embrace and revitalize the new nature. Not talking about recycling but about the revaluation of plastics and waste and how we convert this to new objects through new techniques. We look at materials’ properties and use the strong characteristics of each of them in order to create kind of ‘super materials’. In this exhibition, we presented a new selection of designers, many of them recently graduated.
Currently, we are working on a book that we want to publish next year on the occasion of our 10th anniversary. This publication intends to provoke debate and discussion about the future of design culture. Next to a series of essays, interviews and imagery on topics that moved the design sector throughout the past decade, we will give insights into the genesis of Dutch Invertuals and their design processes, positions, and visions. In this way, we would like to share the knowledge and experience gained during numerous research projects into relevant societal themes.
And we are naturally already in the preparations for the next exhibition during Dutch Design Week 2018. In an era where we relate ‘more’ to ‘growth’, Dutch Invertuals chose to work on the topic of reduction, and are currently meeting and exchanging first ideas and first prototypes. We are excited to see and present these new works soon in our nineteenth exhibition!