IVORY pop-up exhibition in berlin by hvíla editions

‘ivory’ exhibition opens during Berlin gallery weekend

The ‘IVORY’ is hosted by design gallery hvíla editions to show invites twelve local and international makers to present limited edition pieces, each with its own creation story. Gallery founder Anita Hansen curated the collection to celebrate ancient craft techniques with a contemporary and artistic sensibility. She notes:The aim is to place old skills and knowledge in valuable contexts that can encourage future generations to continue their cultural importance.’


‘Way Home’ light object, a 6 meter long tube of mulberry paper and wicker of oh-light

image © Setbyol Oh

The exhibition IVORY takes place during Gallery Weekend Berlin — from April 29 to May 1, 2022 — and is part of the Berlin Design Week 2022 programme. hvíla editions (see more here) has no fixed location; new collections and exclusive collaboration editions are showcased through pop-up exhibitions in various locations. For this show, Hansen chose to collaborate with notre gôut Konzeptgalerie

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‘coco rug’ & ‘rubber rug’ by Nomad | ‘nebule’ lamp (front) with recycled telephone wire from hettler.tüllmann

image © rest editions

exploring tradition, cultural origin and collaboration

The exhibition opens up a discourse on ivory as a metaphor and its projection on contemporary design practice. In a new context, the limited edition pieces reveal their stories and invite viewers to reflect on the cultural origins of each object, the global exchange of ideas, skills, raw materials and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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‘paravent’ handwoven textile screen made of wool and fake banana fibers by hettler.tüllmann

image © Christina Raue

The selection of works includes home accessories, kitchenware and furniture, fashion items and jewelry, most of which were created especially for the exhibition. Each object is created through a hands-on approach that determines the final shape of the object. In addition, short films, photos and interviews document the production process, culture and mastery of each creator,

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‘ash bowl’ twisted and hand carved by Robert George

image © Robert George

the designers shown are:

Hana Karim, Slovenia | hettler.tüllmann (Katja Hettler and Jula Tüllmann), Germany + USA | mapico, Ukraine | nojin (Ngoc-Hien Nguyen), Germany | Nomad (Jutta Werner)Germany | oh-light (Setbyol Oh)Germany | Riccardo Masini SculptureItaly | Rita in Palma (Ann Kathrin Carstensen & The Crochet Queens)Germany | Robert GeorgeUK | Sasson Raifailov, USA | Steven HaulenbeekUSA | Veronika BeckhoGermany.

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‘intingo v #11’ glass vase by Veronika Beckh

image © Peter Hübbe

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armchair and ottoman by Mapico, traditional Ukrainian handwoven with local sheep wool

image © Mapico

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‘form I, form II, form III…’ ceramic works by Hana Karim Studio

image © Hana Karim

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foldable ‘makramé daybed’ by hettler.tüllmann, hand-knotted by Desirée Bühler from bohazel

image © Christina Raue

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arborist and wood artist Robert George in his studio |  image © Gavin Wallace

arborist and wood artist Robert George in his studio | image © Gavin Wallace

Steven Haulenbeek in his studio in Chicago |  image © Steven Hauenbeek

Steven Haulenbeek in his studio in Chicago | image © Steven Hauenbeek

'candy wrapper rug' from Nomad with virgin wool (80%) + candy paper (20%) |  image © hvíla editions

‘candy wrapper rug’ from Nomad with virgin wool (80%) + candy paper (20%) | image © hvíla editions

vase with nuka glaze by Sasson Rafailov, handmade with clay + marble dust |  image © Sasson Rafailov

vase with nuka glaze by Sasson Rafailov, handmade with clay + marble dust | image © Sasson Rafailov

project info:

name: IVORY

program: pop-up art and design exhibition

administrator: rest editions
Place: our taste Konzeptgalerie Berlin, Germany

program: 29.04-22.05.2022 | 1-5 pm, with vernissage on 30.04.2022 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

designboom received this project from our DIY Submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. view more project submissions from our readers here.

edited by: lea zeitoun | design tree

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