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:
“Cut & Paste” collection by Kiki Van Eijk for Secondome
“An imaginary world in which everything is mixed, combined and questioned: Small & big scale…Farm and bourgeois…Simple & luxurious materials…Basic & complicated… Sketch & final result… Inspirations & processes…Different techniques & personal fascinations... Old & new projects...Reflections & impulses…Like an enormous patchwork of ideas, collection of thoughts & curiosities.”Here'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 “making and sketching things” 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 it’s world premiere in Rome.
Above: Vertical Clock
By first making hundreds of sketches, 7 final objects have just “appeared” 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 “making things” by hand without computers and really “designing by making”.
The pieces show Kiki’s big love for materials, experimentation, tactility, research, sketches, context, settings, proportions, curiosities and every-day beauty.
It’s also a reflection of Kiki herself within the work she’s been making throughout the years and tells of the direction she will go from here.