Flashmob - Henny van Nistlerooy - Photograph by Nathanael Corre
Lights On

Visual Art Exhibition

Lights On

21 January – 12 March 2011

Eelko Moorer, Freddie Yauner, Jesse Visser, Jordi Canudas, Mathias Hahn, and Henny van Nistelrooy

Lights On looked at the connection between art and product design. Curated by Nuno Coelho, the exhibition featured the work of 6 designers who have very different approaches. Deliberately taking advantage of the darkness of winter days the exhibition looks at the affect light can have on its surroundings and the people using that space. The exhibition also highlighted how combining traditional weaving craft techniques with latest digital technology and design, it is possible to create alternative light sources to conventional lamp shades.

Lights On Information Sheet

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Biographies

Jordi Canudas
Born in Barcelona, Spain, Canudas worked in exhibition and interior design in Barcelona. In 2004 he moved to London to work in various design studios before starting his Master Degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art from where he graduated in 2007.
Jordi’s projects stand between mass produced objects, one off pieces and performance installation.

Mathias Hahn
Born in Germany, Hahn is a London based product designer. He graduated from Essen University as a Designer for Industrial Design in 2004. Since his move to London, he graduated from the MA Product Design course at The RCA and worked as a freelance designer for Tom Dixon.
Through his background in industrial design Mathias has a natural desire for designing towards use and functionality. His recent work explores traditional technologies and materials, while introducing basic mechanical principles and applications.

Eelko Moorer
Born in The Netherlands, Moorer studied 3D design and shoemaking before setting up his own design studio in London. In 2003, he was nominated for the Rotterdam Design Prize and enrolled in the Royal College of Art, from which he received an MA in product design in 2005. Moorer runs a cross boundary design practice specialising in the design of furniture, footwear and conceptual installations, and has exhibited in places such as The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, The Fashion Institute of Technology New York and the British Council.

Henny van Nistelrooy
Born in The Netherlands Van Nistlerooy is a London based designer. After graduating with a BA in product design in the Netherlands he went to study at the Royal College of Art where he gained an MA in Product Design in 2007. Van Nistelrooy’s approach to design is to question and investigate processes and behaviour with a focus on applying textile materials in products by making cross connections between different industries and design disciplines.

Jesse Visser
Born in The Netherlands, Visser gained a BA in 3D Design at Utrecht School of Product Design in 1999. In 2000 he set up his own design studio. Currently he works on commission, as freelancer, and on self-initiated projects. He has been awarded several international prizes including, Designboom Competition (honourable mention,2005), 100% Rubber Design Award(overall winner, 2002), European Design Competition (nomination,2002).

Freddie Yauner
Born in Stoke Newington, North London. Yauner graduated from Northumbria University in 2005, with a First Class degree in Design for Industry. He graduated last summer from the Product Design course at the Royal College of Art where he achieved an MA with Distinction. Yauner designs products that aim to engage and inform. He is concerned with the state of the world through the eyes of designed objects and creates pieces that use satire as a critique of the current state of design and consumerism.
(All biographies correct at time of exhibition, Mar 2011)

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