Liquid Palette

October 2010



What is the nature of a colour and what is the connection to its physical state. Based on the ongoing research of deriving pigments from vegetables, the aim was to showcase the liquid condition of the colour before it is fixated to the medium of paper or textile. Compared to its solid condition, transparencies and volumes play suddenly an important role.
Presented in a cabinet the 130 preserved containers expose pure and mixed shades of different vegetables and different mixing ratios. This project was developed for the exhibition Dutch Domestics at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt.

Initiated by the European Central Bank, each year the cultural days are taking place in Frankfurt, spotlighting a countries cultural diversity. Curator Arne Hendriks asked us to be part of Dutch Domestics, an exhibition showcasing a research driven movement among young dutch designers. We were thrilled to be part of that group.

here is an extract of the press text
The new generation of designers from the Netherlands participating in the exhibition have a things in common: A desire to conduct primary research of all aspects of the design process and the need to embed the outcomes of this research into their products. Dutch Domestics is not primarily a presentation of finished design products. Rather it is the opening up of the raw research and the creative process that leads to the designed object. Consequently, the designers no longer function exclusively as makers but are curators of the information space surrounding their designs.

Participating designers were Atelier NL, Christien Meindertsma, Lex Pott, Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters and Raw Color.