Above: Cabinet Cart
Called Cut and Paste, the collection is on show at the Secondome gallery in Rome.
Above: Crate Shade
After hundreds sketches and several models, van Eijk produced seven final pieces combining clocks, wire, furniture, ladders and bird cages.
Compositions include a tiny golden lamp in a box perched on a ladder, a circular container slung between a wooden frame and a cabinet stacked above a chair and low table.
Above: Machine Box
Here's some more information from the Gallery:
â€śCut & Pasteâ€ť collection by Kiki Van Eijk for Secondome
â€śAn imaginary world in which everything is mixed, combined and questioned: Small & big scaleâ€¦Farm and bourgeoisâ€¦Simple & luxurious materialsâ€¦Basic & complicatedâ€¦ Sketch & final resultâ€¦ Inspirations & processesâ€¦Different techniques & personal fascinations... Old & new projects...Reflections & impulsesâ€¦Like an enormous patchwork of ideas, collection of thoughts & curiosities.â€ťHere's some more information from the Gallery:
Above: Stack of Furniture
This is the soul of this new collection born of the collaboration between Kiki Van Eijk and Secondome director Claudia Pignatale. Two young women in their early thirties with a fresh and poetic look on design, take a very new and fresh approach, which is all about the joy of â€śmaking and sketching thingsâ€ť by hand, without any computer involved.
The project is all about the personality and emotion found within an object. Now, more than 1 year after the first inspiration, this special collection for Secondome is finished and will have itâ€™s world premiere in Rome.
Above: Vertical Clock
By first making hundreds of sketches, 7 final objects have just â€śappearedâ€ť with diverse references such as wheel, cart, high clock, bird cage, niche, farm, bourgeois, primitive, complicated, rich, poor; they almost transform into 7 curiosities. Each curiosity becomes much more than just an object; it creates its own imaginary and personal world; very autonomous.
Above: Crate Shade
Each object is an assembly of colours, forms and materials such as solid wood, brass, copper, ceramics, textiles, mirror, steel. It represents the joy and importance of â€śmaking thingsâ€ť by hand without computers and really â€śdesigning by makingâ€ť.
The pieces show Kikiâ€™s big love for materials, experimentation, tactility, research, sketches, context, settings, proportions, curiosities and every-day beauty.
Itâ€™s also a reflection of Kiki herself within the work sheâ€™s been making throughout the years and tells of the direction she will go from here.