Rademakers Gallery at Masterly: The Dutch in Milano
Rademakers Gallery is particularly known for emphasizing on the ‘crossovers’ between Art and Design. That is why we are very happy to participate for the third time in Masterly- The Dutch in Milano at the Palazzo Francesco Turati, Via Meravigli, 7, 20123 Milano. During the Salone del Mobile the Dutch pavilion is a beacon of sublime design, quality, artisan craftsmanship and innovation. Sustainability is one of our major pillars, which is perfectly executed in the exhibition of the work by Diederik Schneemann, which Rademakers Gallery will be showing during Masterly Milano.
Designer Diederik Schneemann is fascinated by collecting and reusing collections of objects. He is always looking for a new existence for these objects, and plays with the concept of ‘value’. Expressed in money, discarded matchboxes or perfume bottles are of little value, but the love for these objects and the way of how they were collected is particularly valuable. With his design he is giving an added value to discarded materials and hidden collections. This results in precious and stunning design pieces, like a breathtaking sparkling Essence Chandelier made of perfume bottles, a huge King Cupboard and King Clock, made of matchboxes, a Room Divider made of postcards and last but not least a Ming Vase totally made of smurfs.
Rademakers Exhibition at Moooi
Rademakers Gallery is very proud to have been invited by Moooi to exhibit work by our young female artist Joana Schneider during the Salone del Mobile in Milan at their new location: Spazio Edit on Via Pietro Maroncelli 14, 20154 Milan.
Joana Schneider is known for her colorful, expressive and sustainable masks. With six centimeters thick rope made from recycled polypropylene and yarns from recycled PET bottles, she has already made several series such as Totem Raufen. The powerfully shaped heads with dramatic, theatrical, and endearing expressions all bear the traces of their previous life in the sea.
She feels extremely involved with the underwater world, and she shows this by re-using abandoned fishing strings and fishing nets, which would otherwise entrap many marine animals. She builds up her large-scale art by using textile techniques that are deeply rooted in the field of fishermen and netmakers. She translates this through contemporary textile techniques into face shapes with a powerful symbolism. The fishnet and rope braids are both her teachers and the inexhaustible suppliers of their used materials that she gives a wonderful second life.