IDEA – The Design Supermarket

06.06.2018 - 19.06.2018
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IDEA – The Design Supermarket is 18 designers from 6 different countries, who show their ironic designs in the Library Hall, 6 – 19 June, 2018.

The IDEA project started as a reflection by designer Niklas Jacob on how, in the past decades, a new phenomenon has risen within the furniture industry with the appearance of big furniture chains who offer a complete line of home items. The biggest of them all is IKEA.

IDEA – The Design Supermarket is an exhibition curated by designer Niklas Jacob. 18 designers from six different countries show ironic pieces directly from the Design Supermarket in the The IDEA project started as a reflection by designer Niklas Jacob on how, in the past decades, a new phenomenon has risen within the furniture industry with the appearance of big furniture chains that offer a complete line of home items. The biggest of them all is IKEA. At the exhibition you will find flat-pack and easy-assembly projects, but not the usual products found in large-scale retail outlets.

At the preview during the Milan Design Week, IDEA was announced, by the renowned Italian newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” and by the Israeli magazine “Designer” to be the best exhibition of the all, as well as WOW-Webmagazine who voted IDEA as among the 10 best installations.

The IDEA exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the ICA Group with support from the foundation Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond.

Niklas Jacob invited fellow designers to reflect on this topic, in an ironic way, creating a flat-pack and do-it-yourself IDEA that you would rarely find in the Design Supermarket.

18 designers from 6 countries show their works in the Round Tower from June 6th to June 19th 2018.

The designers: Angeletti & Ruzza (Italy), Davide Anzalone (Italy), Dodo Arslan (Italy), Dana Avrish (Israel), Manolo Bossi (Italy), Riccardo Diotallevi (Italy), Roberto Giacomucci (Italy), Dov Ganchrow (Israel), Gumdesign (Italy), Raffaele Iannello (Italy), Niklas Jacob (Denmark), Joevelluto (Italy), Raviv Lifshitz (Israel), Daniel Llorca (Spain), MAd.sign (Italy) Hiroshi Ono (Japan), Ely Rozenberg (Israel) and Kay Thoss (Germany).

About Niklas Jacob