2018
Residency
OS&OOS
Oskar Peet (1984) and Sophie Mensen (1985) are both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven, and started working under the name OS ∆ OOS in 2011. They are currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Their practice stretches from designing small objects to larger spatial concepts, always striving to find the balance between form, material, their relation to the surroundings and the user. For the duo, the driving force behind their work, is the constant search to find the essence of complex: taking an initial concept and working it into an object that conveys only the very essential. Their practice is on the border between design intended in the industrial-functional sense, and autonomous objects; best described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalised to give them purpose.
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Katie Scott
Katie Scott (1988) is an English illustrator. She graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011, and now lives and works in North London. Continuing the work of a long tradition of anatomical artists, Katie Scott is something of a craftsman. She’s worked with numerous medical journals and institutions and published three encyclopaedic books, Story of Life: Evolution, Botanicum and Animalium, the latter of which was awarded Children’s Book of the Year by the Sunday Times.
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Katie Stout
Katie Stout (1989) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from RISD. She makes work that is a caricaturisation of furniture as it is traditionally understood. She utilises a diverse range of media and often unexpected techniques to make sculptures of furniture and household objects. Stout’s subtly subverts utilitarian forms to create an experience just past the threshold of what is comfortable, encouraging her audience to consider elements of the so-called deranged and demented in their everyday lives. Her work is disarming in its simultaneous sense of dark irony and joyful celebration. She peels back some of the layers of seriousness often associated with the concept of design to reveal the melodrama of family household life.
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Nel Verbeke
Nel Verbeke (Belgium, 1989) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. With a background in visual art and a specialization in design and design research, Nel Verbeke is primarily a concept designer. Balancing between arts and design, her vocation will always be the emotional potential of shape and space. Fascinated by conceptual thinking, she shies away from the obvious focus.
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