June 15, 2008
On the 11th of June I visiting the 2008 Made in Brunel Graduate Exhibition at the Business Design Centre. This is the 4th year that Brunel has branded there degree show in collaboration with HSBC. As Brunel was one of my UCAS options, It was very interesting to see ‘what could of been’.
The work was presented to a very high level, if perhaps a little corporate. The students showed a array of work with Industrial Designers showing alongside Multimedia Designers. There was work from the pure industrial (a house hold bio-diesel factory) to a on-line Avatar system. There were a couple of IA and Service design gems tucked away too, along with a healthy dose of medical products.
March 27, 2008
I want to thank all of the great people at <>TAG, I had a great time showing my new products in the exhibition. The opening night was on Saturday and we had a short opening cermoney in which I introduced the tree. I was unable to make the ceramic containers that I wanted to, but my hacked muji containers which seemed to work very well.
While there I got to meet some other great Artists, including Tiffany, (Exhibiting a environment promise, which in turn plants a virtual tree, and changes a dynamic image) Mike, (eco – firefox plug-in) and Beatriz da Costa (GPS pidgin CO2 detectors.) and a whole bunch of other creative from Den Haag. I was pertically intresstead in Patrick Kruithof. work who is undertaking work looking at sustainable design though product experience.
The trip to “den haage” was my first time in the Netherlands, I got to spend one night in Amsterdam and two nights at the haggue.. I was surprised by the amount of art in the city, and it was great to see such a juxtapose of architecture.
I would recommend the city, (apart from the weather) Jump to see my view of the haague in Photos. I have uploaded all my pics to Flickr, and you can view the exhibition for the next month. It will be great too see what sort of interest is created from this show.
Signing off – Ben Arent – International Designer.
March 14, 2008
I shall be exhibiting the EnergyTree at an EcoAesthetics exhibition at a galley called <>TAG its based in the Neterlands and the exhibition will be running for 2 months.
I shall be going out on the 22nd for the opening ceremony. This shall be my first time exhibiting, and its great to start on an international stage.
Watch this space for lots of exciting updates.