May 31, 2012

preview of SALON/maastricht: Liesbet Bussche

Belgian jewelry designer Liesbet Bussche adorns sidewalks, walls and stop signs with earrings, necklaces, pins and clasps, making street art into street accessories. Bussche makes small interventions to the street scape, a charm to a chain or earring backs to a concrete ball. 
On SALON/maastricht Liesbet Bussche shows this larger-than-life neon necklace. 

May 28, 2012

This June: SALON/Maastricht

From June 2 till June 10 SALON/ will visit Maastricht. SALON/Maastricht is a special project in collaboration with Marres-Centre for Contemporary Culture, Fashionclash, NAiM/Bureau Europa and SALON/.

SALON/ is about connecting the current SALON/ network of participants with new artists and crafts. During SALON/Maastricht the work of fifty artists and designers will be presented on several locations; it's a fashioncultural parcours that represent how a new generation of designers colaborate and move beyond the paradigmas centre and perifery, crafts and concept, fashion and art, editorial and independence. 

We hope to see you down under in the Netherlands this June.  

/// Tickets:
The passe-partout a E 5,- gives you permission to all SALON/Maastricht locations. Ticket sale and vouchers via VVV tourist office, and the locations of SALON/maastricht. 
Or go to: 

/// Opening and events:
2 june Opening SALON/Maastricht, start at Maastricht Centraal Station, 11 – 17 uur
2, 8 & 9 june, ‘Dandelion’, a performance by Ellen Truijen, Marres, 14:00 uur
2 june Take Five Drinks, music by Don Londi, Take Five Bar, 21:00 uur
3 june SECRET by Painted, Marres, on invitation only, 12 – 15 uur
3 june Finissage ‘Lost for Faith/Retained for Beauty’, with Hans den Hartog Jager, Marc Mulders & Lex ter Braak, Marres, 15:00 uur
7 june, Open Atelier Drinks, Studio 33, 19:00 uur
8 – 10 june, FASHIONCLASH Maastricht, SAMdecorfabriek
8 – 10 june, FASHIONCLASH Market #2, Centre Ceramique
8 & 9 june, VIP-tour by SALON/ initiators Gijs Stork and Manon Schaap- only on reservation via, starting point: Maastricht Centraal Station, 11:00 uur

/// Participants:
Boy Bastiaens, Felix Baumsteiger, Mattijs van Bergen, Ingo Binder, Frank Bruggeman, Liesbet Busshe, Martin Butler, Pauline van Dongen, Marius Op ’t Eynde, FANTASTIC MAN & the gentlewoman, John Franzen, Conny Groenewegen, Brian Geradts, Esther de Groot, Norbert Grunschel, Gabriel Guevara, Desiree Hammen, Mona Hadinejad, Kaspar Hamacher, Koen Hauser, Petra Herzog, Ernst van der Hoeven, Marcha Huskes, Sidi el Karchi, Gem Kingdom, Maryam Kordebacheh, Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, Bas Kosters, LAND, Fabian Landewee, Lernert & Sander, Jonas Loellmann, Valentin Loellmann, Linda Maissan, Zorah Murad, Noman, Maurer United, Min Oh, Edwin Oudshoorn, Painted, Antoine Peters, Branko Popovic, Nika Rams, Vivian Sassen, Christoph Seyferth, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Ellen Truijen, Anouk Vogel, Femke de Vries, Vroonland, Marga Weimans, Hyun Yue, youasme measyou. 

/// Locations:
Maastricht Centraal Station, Hotel Beaumont, Kiki Niesten, Traders Pop, Wild West Active Space, Muchachas Designer Boutique, Scope13, Von Eusersdorff, De Bijenkorf, VVV Maastricht, Vrijthof, Reuten & Reuten Galerie, Marres, Sphinxpark, Timmerfabriek, Studio33, FASHIONCLASH 

/// Websites: 

May 19, 2012

MOAM - a 'cross-pollination’ between all disciplines of Dutch Fashion culture' / opening 14th of June / Keizersgracht 105 A'dam

The past sixty years have been very successful for the Dutch fashion-scene, according to MOAM. MOAM is a special exhibition concept of Martijn Nekoui which he created for his graduation at AMFI. Nekoui asked 24 contemporary fashion editors, designers, writers and artists to create a personal 'translation' of the work of twelve icons of Ducth fashion history. This marvelous concept of creating a bridge between the past and the present resulted in matching combinations and translations:

Avenue Magazine (1967-1994) by Frans Ankoné translated by Sonny Groo and Marco van Rijt;
Fashion illustrator Constance Wibaut (1920) translated by Georgette Koning;
Make-up artist Ellis Faas translated by Inglot Cosmetics;  
Fashion designer Frans Molenaar translated by Jan Boelo;  
Fashion designer Fong Leng translated by MaryMe-JimmyPaul;  
Topmodel Linda Spierings translated by Marte van Haaster;  
Painter Marte Röling (1936) translated by Martine Johanna;  
Art Personality Mathilde Willink (1938-1977) translated by Aynouk Tan;  
Photographer Paul Huf translated by Petrovsky & Ramone;  
Fashion designers Puck & Hans translated by Nelleke Strijkers and Wouter van den Brink; 
Fashion designers Viktor & Rolf translated by Winde Rienstra. 

The original piece and it's contemporary translation will be exhibited side by side to create a cross-polliniation on Dutch fashion and it's disciplines.  

date: June 15 till June 30 2012
location: Gallery Fontana Fortuna /  Keizersgracht 105 / Amsterdam
opening time: Thurday - Saturday 14:00 - 18:00 h 

posted by SALON/

May 8, 2012

Pictures taken by participants pre-workshop SALON/ in Istanbul last March

Last March a group of Dutch designers went to Istanbul for the pre-event workshop organized by SALON/. Students, manufacturers, brands and designers will participate in the workshop program and their results will be shown during the Istanbul Design Biennial in October 2012. 

The group selected for the SALON/ workshop is a blend of fashion and product designers: Mattijs van Bergen, Pauline van Dongen, Vroonland, Desiree Hammen, Hyun Yeu, BCXSY, Antoine Peters, Borre Akkersdijk, Noman and Reinier Bosch & Marleen Folkert.

The first part of the SALON/workshop was a two day acquaintance between the designers from Amsterdam with eventual partners, to discover traditional and contemporary craft possibilities and more. The designers will produce new products based on their Istanbul experience for the next Istanbul Design Biennial.

Here you can see a selection of pictures taken by the Dutch designers for inspiration, varying from a visit to a leather and carpet atelier to a visit to the Blue Mosque and the bazar