Under Dutch Skies

Dutch design in Mexico City

Client: Museo Franz Mayer

What we did: Curatorial Development, Concept Development, Project Management

Erik Schilp, our managing partner, curated together with Thomas Eyck the exhibition Under Dutch Skies in Design Museum Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City. Nine Dutch designers (Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, Scholten & Baijings, Christien Meinderstma, Alegría van der Zande and Studio Wieki Somers to name just a few) showed work inspired by the natural world whilst using the crafts and skills of previous generations as their tools.

The exhibition ran between 15 September and 12 November 2017. Both Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters and Alegría van der Zande also gave presentations and workshops during the Mexico Design Week. The exhibition was made possible by KLM and Aeromexico and a whole range of corporate sponsors and was organized with the unfailing support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mexico.

Image: Flax Chair by Christien Meindertsma.