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This year we started with giving a research workshop to the first year students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Last week these upcoming designers researched our sugarcane. Different surprising results with ...

ArtEZ sugarcane workshop

design research, material research

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After our journey we immediately went to work to present the results of our field research in India at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. At this design fair we presented our way of working, we got a lot of good reactions ...

Dutch Design Week

presentation

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India is a large country with many inspiring and proud people, proud of their local culture and customs. The rich history is reflected in colorful patterns beautiful rangolies and many details in daily their life. Here are ...

Local culture

design research, India, inspiration

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For the further development of our sugarcane products we collaborated with local wood and stone carvers. Some of the results of the workshops in the SOS- children village are being transformed to press molds. The skilled ...

making molds

India, material research

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Paper is being recycled into new paper sheet and waste paper is being transformed directly to new products by local craftsman. To color and decorate the paper only natural colors and pigments are being used. For the locals ...

the local craft; papermaking

India, material research

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Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur. To learn more about this tanjor painting we went to the city of origin where experienced painters showed us step ...

The Indian craft; Tanjore painting

India, material research

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India is a country where the traffic is busy and chaotic, so many vehicles on the street was bound to provide enough inspiration for the third day. A large drawing with various vehicles was a small lesson for us in Tamil and ...

Workshop day 3 – Earth

design research, India

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The second day of workshops we choose to work with the element of water. The period we were staying in the village was normally the monsoon season. This year the raining period was later then normally. With this rain comes ...

Workshop day 2- Water

design research, India

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This day we started by introducing ourselves. We showed some examples of playing with air. the leaf kite, a frisbee, an paper airplane and helicopter seeds of a maple tree. By asking the children to look outside for elements ...

Workshop day 1- Air

design research, India

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The first part of our journey was set in the SOS Children's Village in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. SOS Children's Village Nagapattinam came into existence after one of the worst natural disasters of the world, the ...

Visit SOS children’s Village Nagapattinam

collaboration, local research

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A video that shows the pressing of the sugar cane on the streets in Chennai India, in order to get the sugar can juice or Oosacha Ras [video width="1280" height="720" ...

salesman sugarjuice in India

India, inspiration, material research

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[video width="640" height="480" flv="http://in-matter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/radio-in-matter2.flv"][/video] Sunday morning at 31th August we were live on the Dutch radio station Radio 1. Kees Dorrestijn invited ...

IN-matter on air

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