Living design for local production | Eric Klarenbeek | TEDxMaastricht by TEDx Talks   5 years ago

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Eric Klarenbeek is a designer of the unusual and fuses robotics and living mycelium cells to 3D print furniture and possibly even architecture with a negative footprint. This by making use of local organic waste, and the mycelial network of mushrooms as living glue.

Eric Klarenbeek (Amsterdam 1978) graduated in 2003 at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Since then he has designed for clients such as Droog Design, Marcel Wanders’s Moooi, Lidewij Edelkoort, Makkink Bey, Eneco and the Ministry of the Netherlands. He is founder of the ArTechLab at the AKI ArtEZ art academy. His projects have been exhibited and published extensively. His windlight is presented at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai and The Floating Light Project was awarded for innovative design at The Design Academy Eindhoven.

Eric’s work is characterized by interaction and innovation. His products can be in motion, react on our emotions or respond on developments in our society. He searches for new meaning and principles in objects, for unexplored connections between materials, production methods, makers and users. Every project is a research, resulting in interior and public space appliances and designs. Together with Maartje Dros, Eric Klarenbeek forms a designer’s duo concentrating on public space & technology. Their aim is to challenge and explore the use of space by connecting history, crafts and new technologies in archetypical objects to invite and evoke new use of space.


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