“Unlike an alchemist looking for gold, I realize that there is no formula for design. There are many issues to deal with in design that I am consciously aware of as mindsets in my brain, but in the end there is an unbearable lightness to my decision-making and I follow my heart.”
Ineke Hans, 2010
The Aram Gallery opened Mind-Sets, a retrospective of Dutch designer Ineke Hans’ work and her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Mind-Sets was a narrative exhibition exploring Ineke Hans’s working process, her thoughts, fascinations and motives in design. The items on show are Ineke Hans’s own designs as well as historical objects from her personal collection. The exhibition gives an insight into her interest in materials and techniques, folklore, colour and decoration. Works from recent years for the likes of Arco, Cappellini, Lensvelt and Royal VKB are shown alongside her latest work for Offecct. Mind-Sets also offered a sneak preview of her new designs for Ahrend and van Esch that were officially launched in autumn 2010.
Ineke Hans set up her design studio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM in 1998 in Arnhem, Holland after graduating from the RCA and working as a freelance designer for Habitat UK. She works with a small team on a wide range of 3D projects including furniture, products, exhibitions and architectural projects. Her work investigates the psychological roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction between people, objects and space, and uses old and new production methods in unconventional ways.
Photographer Shira Klasmer