In 1999, Claire & Roderick Vos launched an eponymous design studio, based in the Netherlands. Deeply influenced by early years spent in Indonesia, their collaborative practice reflects a knowledge of rattan furniture and textile production, reinterpreting traditional techniques whilst injecting contemporary details. Roderick Vos has worked on a range of lighting, textile and furniture projects for Driade, Moooi, Linteloo and Cor Unum. In 2016, both Claire and Roderick became Art Directors of PODE, whose designs demonstrate a meticulous passion for technology, material and colour. The following photographs, shot by Arjan Benning, present polished, inventive rooms. There’s a Hopper-like sense of mystery; paper planes fly through portal-like windows; mist descends onto a dinner table. Stairs lead to nowhere. Characters are poised in curious acts. The series is a meditation on contemporary aesthetics. roderickvos.com | benning-gladkova.com.
Charlie Goodge sensitively draws attention to texture – velvet curtains and draped tablecloths create sumptuous visual environments.
Manifesta 11: Helmhaus and Löwenbräukunst
Löwenbräukunst and Helmhaus are amongst the main exhibition venues at Manifesta 11 2016, including installation, video, sculpture and photography works exploring diverse ideas.