Dutch Design: Cor Unum
In honour of the centenary of De Stijl, museum Villa Mondriaan is exhibiting Dutch Design this whole year in the museum’s Arco-pavilion. After the successful opening of the pavilion by design studio Raw Color, a new exhibition has been opened on the 10th of May. This exhibition displays work by ceramics studio Cor Unum: Contemporary Ceramics.
In this exhibition Cor Unum is showing ceramics with a twist. The ‘Pretty Happy Crockery’ by Maarten Baas turns a plate into a funny face and Roderick Vos gets his inspiration for his ‘MaMa Vase Tompouce’ from a Dutch pastry called ‘tompouce’. The tension between art and ceramic design is played with in a humorous way.
Production house Cor Unum produces ceramics of high quality. Innovative craft is at its core. Cor Unum works in co-creation with Dutch designers to create new products within an organisation where professionals, volunteers, people with a backlog to the job market, students and designers are together forming a professional collective. The people at Cor Unum believe everyone has a special talent. They share one single ideal: everyone can put his or her talent to use to help make the world slightly more beautiful. Products by Cor Unum have been acquired by museums from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Dutch Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, as well as by galleries and design shops all over the world.
Dutch Design in Villa Mondriaan has been made possible by Arco, an innovative furniture factory from Winterswijk, the Netherlands. Arco designs, develops and produces contemporary design from Dutch soil.
Image: Roderick Vos, MaMa Vase Tompouce (2016). Cor unum: Contemporary Ceramics