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Posted 01.03.18

Gallery Shorts | Envisions: The Envisionaires

By Sarah Packer

In January, Dutch design collective Envisions transformed The Gallery into a chaos-embracing and lively playground that showcased the collective's joint approach, whilst shining a light on the distinctive style and talent of each individual member of Envisions.

The exhibition uncovered the processes of each designer and highlighted concepts such as experimentation, error, authenticity, professionalism and wit.

To find out about the exhibition, we sat down for a chat with founders and designers, Sanne Schuurman and Simone Post – watch it now above.

Filmed and edited by Round One Films Ltd – run by BA (Hons) Film alumni Robert Marshall and Aden Barwick.

Deconstruct and disrupt, reverse and reinvent: creatives seek to shake up the status quo by exploring previously undiscovered paths in the process.

As the realms of design and manufacturing converge and the designer increasingly takes on the role of both inventor and maker, the traditional production process is subject to change.

Envisions’ colourful and imaginative collection of works have quickly attracted attention and critical acclaim since their debut at the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2016. By showcasing the possibilities of the process rather than end products, the group was the first to proudly expose work that was still in development on an international stage, promoting the relevance of design produced with unlimited creativity and multidisciplinary cooperation.

By presenting Envisions’ work in the context of an art school, similar to the environment where the initial concept for the art collective was conceived and where the founders acquired their fundamental skills, the show represented a feeling of ‘coming home’ after a series of insightful travels and adventures.

Envisions are made up of a group of graduates from the renowned Design Academy Eindhoven. Earlier this year Plymouth College of Art signed an Erasmus+ bilateral agreement with the Design Academy, giving students and staff the opportunity to apply for a period of study or teaching overseas in the Netherlands.

See photos from the opening of Envisions: The Envisionaires.
Read about the show over on It's Nice That.