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Design Academy Eindhoven at Sotheby's

Dezeenwire: Design Academy Eindhoven is collaborating with auction house Sotheby's to present its first exhibition of graduate work in the UK.

The exhibition takes place from 14-18 May this year at Sotheby's in London.

Here's some info from Design Academy Eindhoven:


Selected graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven to showcase work in selling exhibition at Sotheby’s London 14-18 May, 2010

Design Academy Eindhoven is delighted to announce its collaboration with Sotheby’s on her first ever exhibition in the UK. From Friday, 14 May to Tuesday, 18 May, 2010, Sotheby’s will host a selling exhibition of work by some of the graduates of the class of 2009 of the academy.

The forthcoming selling exhibition at Sotheby’s is an opportunity to spot the next group of designers of the future. This exhibition will be a selection from the Milan Salone del Mobile, 14-18 April, 2010. Among the graduates that will be represented in the exhibition are Anna van der Lei, Yoeri Treffers, Digna Kosse, Amélie Onzon and Bauke Knottnerus

Anne Mieke Eggenkamp, Chairwoman Executive Board, Design Academy Eindhoven, states: “We believe in (the power of) collaboration. We want to use our talent in education and design to build bridges between people, other academies, companies and countries. The new design heroes of the future will have various roles as designers; from author to inventor, from strategist to craftsman, from social innovator to creative director. We also want to show what the identity of Eindhoven is in the year 2010. What questions and issues are young designers dealing with nowadays? What does this tell us and show us? Is there a bigger consciousness on all levels? What is the story behind your design? “

Janice Blackburn, a curator of contemporary art and design and a long-time fan and supporter of Design Academy Eindhoven comments: “Design Academy Eindhoven has a formidable reputation for producing designers that rank among the most respected in the world. The graduates of 2009 exhibiting at Sotheby's demonstrate Eindhoven's creativity, innovation, curious approach to life and down to earth practicality. Curating this exhibition together with Anne Mieke Eggenkamp and Ilse Crawford has been a dream come true.”

And talking about Sotheby’s involvement, Patrick van Maris, Managing Director of Sotheby’s Europe, said: “Sotheby’s is privileged to be collaborating in this exciting project which will broaden the international reputation of Design Academy Eindhoven, one of the premier design schools of the world. We very much look forward to having our galleries, which regularly display the creativity of the past and present, transformed by the next generation of design talent.”


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