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    STRAIGTH FORWARD.
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m   As the title already reveals, what   Round, staight and simple are the keywords that characterize my Self portrait. And
e   you will find here will all be       as a Self Portrait should do this straight forward booklet shows the head lines of
    quiteÞ“straight forward”. Even the
                                         my personality and being.
    subjects of my choise are in a way
t   straight forward, but at the same

o   time they give you a glamorous and
    extraordinairy feeling.
                                         Type writing, neat scholar-style handwriting, funny computer letters and a messy
m   The concept on which this all is     graffiti style mixed together, printed on the paper that I used only a year ago
    based on is that it should look
y                                        to do my chemistry calculations on. The calm colour use and a serious amount of
    as if every piece was just hand
                                         personality mixed in with this created this simple, but more in store, booklet.
    written and typed, ripped out of
    a magazine and stuck together.
w
o                                        The subjects and people you’ll find in this booklet reflect me, the way I think about

r                                        things and what my personal tastes are. My love for chaos, peace and simplicity
                                         together.
l
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                                                            What and where?
                                            favourite industrial designed object page 2
                                                 the most inspiring designers page 3
                                                   a goodlooking exhibition page 4
                                          beautiful and outstanding architecture page 5
                                                    a rotterdam sculpture page 6
                                                     the holiday of my life page 7
                                                    going out another way page 8
                                                        to finish up with page 9
                                                                                                 come in
                                                                                                     &
                                                                                                 find out
                                                                                                                          page 1
F
a     Adaptation, that’s the word!             It’s all about things: ‘ding’ by Richard Hutton
v
o     Interesting objects those hybrids,
                                               This very straight to the point design with no-nonsense looks meets almost every
u     combining two pieces of furniture
                                               thing a good design should have. This timeless concept, combining a chair and table
      in one. They are transformers you
r     can use in twoÞor more different         in one object was already used in the 19th century (see middle picture). The way it
i     ways without changing mode, the
                                               looks doesn’t immediately makes you think it is a chair or a table. But because of
t     definition of a hybrid. The sort of
                                               this you shouldn’t question the abilities of this piece of furniture: it is absolutely
      hybrids I’ve looked at are chairs
e     that have adapted to reading,            200% functional; as a chair and as a side-table.
      writing and/or studying purposes.

i     The object of my choise is a hybrid      Because of the simplicity in material - deal - , form - simple and rectangular - and
n     tableÞstool called ‘ding’ and is         colour - natural deal wood - a very multi-functional but beautiful look is created.
d     designed by Richard Hutton.
                                               This also makes it a very usable and accesible object. It’s looks make you feel
u                                              comfortable with it immediately because they are so neutral and natural.
s     This very functional product of
      adding one to another and creating,
t                                              To me a piece of furniture like this would be a very handy thing and probably
      not something new, but something
r     extra. The transformstion of two         frequently used because it can be used in many ways: from bookshelf to chair and
i     in one, creating a hybrid. Forming       from side-table to bench. Because of it’s double or triple function the value of this
      a sort of a momentaryÞ seat for
a                                              hybrid is much higher than just a design stool or just a design table.
      working and studying which might
l     induce to change seat habits



d   “It is a chair.. Oh! No, it’s a table!!”

e   will probably be one of the first things

s
    on your mind when looking at the ‘ding’                                                           ‘allievo e scolaro’ by Konstantin
                                                                   19th century hybrid
    hybrid by Richard Hutton                                                                          0rcic for Montina, 2000.
                                                                   table,stool and steps in


i                                                                  one, England



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h                                                   The men behind the design
    Real - life

e   Their designs are surprising in their           Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born in Brittany in 1971 and 1976 respectively, live and
    obviousness and their functions. The
m                                                   work in St. Denis, Paris. The two brothers are considered the rising stars of European
    objects remain what they are and at
o                                                   design. They came to the world’s attention through a number of exhibitions and
    the same time offer a new aesthetic
    experience.
s                                                   received the Grand Prix du Jury International at the Paris furniture fair in 1998,
t                                                   the best new designer award in New York in 1999, and a compasso d’oro nomination
    We are interested in reality, in
                                                    for the ‘spring’ chair in 2001 in Milan.
    everyday things,Þ says Erwan, the
    darker-haired one with green eyes.
i   Maybe thatÞs why we’ve situated
                                                    Ronan, the elder first started his activity as designer, later Erwan assisted him.
n   us here in Saint Denis, Paris, because
                                                    Everything the Bouroullecs designed after 1998 went out under both names, but some
    people are really strange, itÞs messy
s   and there is a lot of different                 of their projects were signed individually. Major clients of the Bouroullecs are:
p   behaviour here. ThereÞs a lot to look
                                                    Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Domeau & Peres, Authentics, Eandw, Magis, Vitra and
i   at.
                                                    Galerie Kreo.
r   These young and already famous
i   designers have got a wonderful
                                                    They designed the interior for Issey Miyake’s APOC shop in paris. They have had their
    style and great view on society
n                                                   own exhibitions at the Miyake design studio! Gallery in Tokyo and Galerie Kreo in
    which shows in their designs. They
g   inspire others to look at reality in            Paris in 2001, at the London design museum in 2002 and at the moment they have just
    another way.
                                                    finished curating a big exhibition, again, at the design museum in London.
d
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i                                                                                  modular kitchen, by ronan bouroullec, 1998

g
        ‘spring clouds’ and ‘spring’ plastic
        chair designed by ronan and erwan                                          designed to be customised by its owners, who
n       bouroullec for cappellini, 2003                                            can add drawers,

e                                                                                  worktops, hooks and shelves to the basic
                                                                                   frame.

r                                              ‘la valise’ by ronan & erwan
                                               bouroullec for magis, 2003




                                                                                                                                    page 3
A
                                          The exhibition
    Bedtime stories
g   Do you remember the time that you
o                                         Mummy, Daddy, the kids and maybe even Grandma, at Getekend Fiep Westendorp they’re
    were just a little kid when your
o                                         all welcome. The colourful exhibition, red, blue, green and yellow exposes Fiep’s
    mum, sitting on the side of your

d   bed when you had to go to sleep       work, her history, her cooperation with Annie M.G. Schmidt and everything else.
    would read you one chapter from
l   ‘Jip en Janneke’ before you would
o                                         The design of the exhibition, coordinated by Charlotte van Lingen, is very accesible
    fall a sleep.

o                                         for children: the familiar drawings are exposed on the knee-high yellow rectangles
    I remember even better now, after
k                                         In the higher metal squares parents can admire the history of Fiep, her school
    I visited the exhibition GetekendÞ
i                                         period, family and friends. On one side of the exhibition the children can sit down
    Fiep Westendorp at the Kunsthal.

n                                         and read their favourite Annie M.G. Schmidt book. On the other side Jip en Janneke
    This honourable and colourful exhi-
g                                         products are on display.
    bition on Fiep Westendorp’s famous
    illustrations has got it all.
                                          There are three ‘walls’ that separate the exhibited from the stairs and other exits.
e                                         This creates a safe environment for the children that walk around. All in all this
x                                         is a very catchy exhibition that reaches all his set goals.
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                                                                                                                        page 4
B
e   Too old to be true
a
u   The old Luxor theatre has been                            In the early seventies several big structural alterations are applied, there is only
    up and running since December 22,
t                                                             little left of what the looks of the building once were. The way the Luxor looks now is
    1917. Wiith this the Luxor is the
i   seventeenth    cinema   theatre   in                      stunning; the original shaping of the façade, the black bricks, the entrance doors, the
    Rotterdam. The theatre is built by
f                                                             colour use in the interior and the overal ‘different’ and round looks of the theatre.
    architect P. Vermaas. This architect
u                                                             The round shapes are fascinating, especially when you imagine that this is a design
    has also built the famous Pschorr

l   dancing at the Coolvest.                                  from the seventies, and extremely modern in its own way. I love the way this building
                                                              looks.
    The theatre was      in German hands
&   during the world     war. And survived




                                                                                                                              The ‘front porch’of the Luxor
    the war unlike        a lot of other
    buildings. After     this all was over
o   the theatre was      patched up a bit
u   and re-opened.

t
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t   -inside the theatre- entrance to the theather


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                                  frontside of the building




c                                                                                                       Dancing Pschorr after bombardements

t                                                                                                       -another work by Vermaas-

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A
    Rabbits resting in the grass
R
o   Not a sign that says what they          These bronze creatures gave me the feeling of happyness and peace when I first saw
t   really are, the only thing that you     them. The threesome is watching everything that happens in the world arround them so
t   immediately see is that they are big    peacefully from their nice green lawn. I wish I can do that some day, just sit and
    and in an odd place.
e                                           stare...
r   Whether or not this group has a
d   name is a big question but the man
a   who gave birth to this extraordinairy
    threesome is Tom Klaassen.
m
    These ‘pets’ are a gift from the
s   Kunsthal and the sculptor to the
c   city of Rotterdam. They are situated
    just   next    to  the   Rotterdam
u   Natuurmuseum and on the bottom
l   of the dike on the left side of the
p   Kunsthal.
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                                                                                                                          page 6
t
h   No place like home for the holidays

e   I am a home sweet home characture, just
    like a pidgeon, and therefore I always
    love my holidays best when I can just be
h   at home and just be me. I love to sleep,
o   do nothing and sleep when I don’t have

l   to do anything.

i   On the right you can see me with my best
d   friend, Barbara, infront of a house. I
a   chose the winter background because my
y   birthday is on the second day of the new
    year and therefore always falls in the
o   Christmas break - meaning snow, ice and
f   bitter cold -. On the day I was born it
    snowed aswell.
m
y   Another thing that this picture represents
    is that I don’t like being somewhere else
l   but home, together with my best friends....
i   Having a wonderful and warm time, any
f   time!
e




                                                  page 7
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i   My way

n                                          Together with the New Breed Riders             crew, a    BMX crew from Vlissingen,
    My weekends are probably unlike
g   the weekends of ÞrealÞ students        and my boyfriend Enssan I can have              a whole   lot of fun over there in
    quite calm. I donÞt like going out     Belgium.
    too much and need my rest. If I go     Below you see a picture of us having a good    time at the park. On the top of the picture
o   out to a place it will be a skate      you see Vladdie doing a double peg stall and   in front you see Enssan and myself just as
u   indoor park in St. Niklaas, Belgium.   in a real picture.
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                                                                                                                                page 8
T
o   Satisfaction


f   Actually all you want is a need for
    satisfaction. What I had in mind
i   for the Self Portrait, what I wanted,
n   the need that I had has been            I have learned a lot from making this booklet. I know now that it is difficult
    satisfied. The way that my ideas
i                                           to keep a layout consistent when you use a lot of different sized pictures. It is
    have been visualized in this booklet,
s                                           difficult to make a page look interesting when you can only use pictures with one
    is almost exactly the way that I

h   wanted them to be visualized.           color tone as basis.
    The realisation of my ideas weren’t
u                                           But fortunately it all worked out. The colours I used cold and warm, familiar and
    always easy because I am very
    critical on my self and because I
p                                           unfamiliar things, styles and types mixed together have formed something together
    knew what I wanted it to become.
                                            that makes me feel happy about the work I delivered, it took a lot of my time but it
    Not every aspect came out the way

w                                           was absolutely worth it all. I am looking forward to do something like this again,
    I wanted because it simply wasn’t
    possible with the programs used.
i                                           I hoped that you’ve enjoyed reading and looking.

t
h


                                                                                    Picture sources and Information and text sources:

                                                                                              corbis.com designboom.com

                                                                    De Psychologie van kindertekeningen luxortheater.nl

                                                                     by Glyn V. Thomas & Angèle M.J. Silk icon.co.uk

                                                                                        Personal Photo’s designmuseum.org

                                                                                       Sarah Buitendijk kunsthal.nl

                                                                                                         jip-en-janneke.nl

                                                                                                         bookshop at the kunsthal




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2004: Straight Forward Design Booklet

  • 1. w e STRAIGTH FORWARD. l c o m As the title already reveals, what Round, staight and simple are the keywords that characterize my Self portrait. And e you will find here will all be as a Self Portrait should do this straight forward booklet shows the head lines of quiteÞ“straight forward”. Even the my personality and being. subjects of my choise are in a way t straight forward, but at the same o time they give you a glamorous and extraordinairy feeling. Type writing, neat scholar-style handwriting, funny computer letters and a messy m The concept on which this all is graffiti style mixed together, printed on the paper that I used only a year ago based on is that it should look y to do my chemistry calculations on. The calm colour use and a serious amount of as if every piece was just hand personality mixed in with this created this simple, but more in store, booklet. written and typed, ripped out of a magazine and stuck together. w o The subjects and people you’ll find in this booklet reflect me, the way I think about r things and what my personal tastes are. My love for chaos, peace and simplicity together. l d What and where? favourite industrial designed object page 2 the most inspiring designers page 3 a goodlooking exhibition page 4 beautiful and outstanding architecture page 5 a rotterdam sculpture page 6 the holiday of my life page 7 going out another way page 8 to finish up with page 9 come in & find out page 1
  • 2. F a Adaptation, that’s the word! It’s all about things: ‘ding’ by Richard Hutton v o Interesting objects those hybrids, This very straight to the point design with no-nonsense looks meets almost every u combining two pieces of furniture thing a good design should have. This timeless concept, combining a chair and table in one. They are transformers you r can use in twoÞor more different in one object was already used in the 19th century (see middle picture). The way it i ways without changing mode, the looks doesn’t immediately makes you think it is a chair or a table. But because of t definition of a hybrid. The sort of this you shouldn’t question the abilities of this piece of furniture: it is absolutely hybrids I’ve looked at are chairs e that have adapted to reading, 200% functional; as a chair and as a side-table. writing and/or studying purposes. i The object of my choise is a hybrid Because of the simplicity in material - deal - , form - simple and rectangular - and n tableÞstool called ‘ding’ and is colour - natural deal wood - a very multi-functional but beautiful look is created. d designed by Richard Hutton. This also makes it a very usable and accesible object. It’s looks make you feel u comfortable with it immediately because they are so neutral and natural. s This very functional product of adding one to another and creating, t To me a piece of furniture like this would be a very handy thing and probably not something new, but something r extra. The transformstion of two frequently used because it can be used in many ways: from bookshelf to chair and i in one, creating a hybrid. Forming from side-table to bench. Because of it’s double or triple function the value of this a sort of a momentaryÞ seat for a hybrid is much higher than just a design stool or just a design table. working and studying which might l induce to change seat habits d “It is a chair.. Oh! No, it’s a table!!” e will probably be one of the first things s on your mind when looking at the ‘ding’ ‘allievo e scolaro’ by Konstantin 19th century hybrid hybrid by Richard Hutton 0rcic for Montina, 2000. table,stool and steps in i one, England g n e d o b j e c page 2 t
  • 3. t h The men behind the design Real - life e Their designs are surprising in their Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born in Brittany in 1971 and 1976 respectively, live and obviousness and their functions. The m work in St. Denis, Paris. The two brothers are considered the rising stars of European objects remain what they are and at o design. They came to the world’s attention through a number of exhibitions and the same time offer a new aesthetic experience. s received the Grand Prix du Jury International at the Paris furniture fair in 1998, t the best new designer award in New York in 1999, and a compasso d’oro nomination We are interested in reality, in for the ‘spring’ chair in 2001 in Milan. everyday things,Þ says Erwan, the darker-haired one with green eyes. i Maybe thatÞs why we’ve situated Ronan, the elder first started his activity as designer, later Erwan assisted him. n us here in Saint Denis, Paris, because Everything the Bouroullecs designed after 1998 went out under both names, but some people are really strange, itÞs messy s and there is a lot of different of their projects were signed individually. Major clients of the Bouroullecs are: p behaviour here. ThereÞs a lot to look Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Habitat, Domeau & Peres, Authentics, Eandw, Magis, Vitra and i at. Galerie Kreo. r These young and already famous i designers have got a wonderful They designed the interior for Issey Miyake’s APOC shop in paris. They have had their style and great view on society n own exhibitions at the Miyake design studio! Gallery in Tokyo and Galerie Kreo in which shows in their designs. They g inspire others to look at reality in Paris in 2001, at the London design museum in 2002 and at the moment they have just another way. finished curating a big exhibition, again, at the design museum in London. d e s i modular kitchen, by ronan bouroullec, 1998 g ‘spring clouds’ and ‘spring’ plastic chair designed by ronan and erwan designed to be customised by its owners, who n bouroullec for cappellini, 2003 can add drawers, e worktops, hooks and shelves to the basic frame. r ‘la valise’ by ronan & erwan bouroullec for magis, 2003 page 3
  • 4. A The exhibition Bedtime stories g Do you remember the time that you o Mummy, Daddy, the kids and maybe even Grandma, at Getekend Fiep Westendorp they’re were just a little kid when your o all welcome. The colourful exhibition, red, blue, green and yellow exposes Fiep’s mum, sitting on the side of your d bed when you had to go to sleep work, her history, her cooperation with Annie M.G. Schmidt and everything else. would read you one chapter from l ‘Jip en Janneke’ before you would o The design of the exhibition, coordinated by Charlotte van Lingen, is very accesible fall a sleep. o for children: the familiar drawings are exposed on the knee-high yellow rectangles I remember even better now, after k In the higher metal squares parents can admire the history of Fiep, her school I visited the exhibition GetekendÞ i period, family and friends. On one side of the exhibition the children can sit down Fiep Westendorp at the Kunsthal. n and read their favourite Annie M.G. Schmidt book. On the other side Jip en Janneke This honourable and colourful exhi- g products are on display. bition on Fiep Westendorp’s famous illustrations has got it all. There are three ‘walls’ that separate the exhibited from the stairs and other exits. e This creates a safe environment for the children that walk around. All in all this x is a very catchy exhibition that reaches all his set goals. h b i t i o n page 4
  • 5. B e Too old to be true a u The old Luxor theatre has been In the early seventies several big structural alterations are applied, there is only up and running since December 22, t little left of what the looks of the building once were. The way the Luxor looks now is 1917. Wiith this the Luxor is the i seventeenth cinema theatre in stunning; the original shaping of the façade, the black bricks, the entrance doors, the Rotterdam. The theatre is built by f colour use in the interior and the overal ‘different’ and round looks of the theatre. architect P. Vermaas. This architect u The round shapes are fascinating, especially when you imagine that this is a design has also built the famous Pschorr l dancing at the Coolvest. from the seventies, and extremely modern in its own way. I love the way this building looks. The theatre was in German hands & during the world war. And survived The ‘front porch’of the Luxor the war unlike a lot of other buildings. After this all was over o the theatre was patched up a bit u and re-opened. t s t -inside the theatre- entrance to the theather a n d i n g a r c h t e frontside of the building c Dancing Pschorr after bombardements t -another work by Vermaas- u r e page 5
  • 6. A Rabbits resting in the grass R o Not a sign that says what they These bronze creatures gave me the feeling of happyness and peace when I first saw t really are, the only thing that you them. The threesome is watching everything that happens in the world arround them so t immediately see is that they are big peacefully from their nice green lawn. I wish I can do that some day, just sit and and in an odd place. e stare... r Whether or not this group has a d name is a big question but the man a who gave birth to this extraordinairy threesome is Tom Klaassen. m These ‘pets’ are a gift from the s Kunsthal and the sculptor to the c city of Rotterdam. They are situated just next to the Rotterdam u Natuurmuseum and on the bottom l of the dike on the left side of the p Kunsthal. t u r e page 6
  • 7. t h No place like home for the holidays e I am a home sweet home characture, just like a pidgeon, and therefore I always love my holidays best when I can just be h at home and just be me. I love to sleep, o do nothing and sleep when I don’t have l to do anything. i On the right you can see me with my best d friend, Barbara, infront of a house. I a chose the winter background because my y birthday is on the second day of the new year and therefore always falls in the o Christmas break - meaning snow, ice and f bitter cold -. On the day I was born it snowed aswell. m y Another thing that this picture represents is that I don’t like being somewhere else l but home, together with my best friends.... i Having a wonderful and warm time, any f time! e page 7
  • 8. G o i My way n Together with the New Breed Riders crew, a BMX crew from Vlissingen, My weekends are probably unlike g the weekends of ÞrealÞ students and my boyfriend Enssan I can have a whole lot of fun over there in quite calm. I donÞt like going out Belgium. too much and need my rest. If I go Below you see a picture of us having a good time at the park. On the top of the picture o out to a place it will be a skate you see Vladdie doing a double peg stall and in front you see Enssan and myself just as u indoor park in St. Niklaas, Belgium. in a real picture. t a n o t h e r w a y page 8
  • 9. T o Satisfaction f Actually all you want is a need for satisfaction. What I had in mind i for the Self Portrait, what I wanted, n the need that I had has been I have learned a lot from making this booklet. I know now that it is difficult satisfied. The way that my ideas i to keep a layout consistent when you use a lot of different sized pictures. It is have been visualized in this booklet, s difficult to make a page look interesting when you can only use pictures with one is almost exactly the way that I h wanted them to be visualized. color tone as basis. The realisation of my ideas weren’t u But fortunately it all worked out. The colours I used cold and warm, familiar and always easy because I am very critical on my self and because I p unfamiliar things, styles and types mixed together have formed something together knew what I wanted it to become. that makes me feel happy about the work I delivered, it took a lot of my time but it Not every aspect came out the way w was absolutely worth it all. I am looking forward to do something like this again, I wanted because it simply wasn’t possible with the programs used. i I hoped that you’ve enjoyed reading and looking. t h Picture sources and Information and text sources: corbis.com designboom.com De Psychologie van kindertekeningen luxortheater.nl by Glyn V. Thomas & Angèle M.J. Silk icon.co.uk Personal Photo’s designmuseum.org Sarah Buitendijk kunsthal.nl jip-en-janneke.nl bookshop at the kunsthal page 9