Fooddesigner Annelies Hermsen asked a selected group of designers to be creative with 100 kilograms of sugar. While receiving lots of comments on the sweet smell in and around our workshop, OOOMS created a room divider with caramel & Meranti.
The creations were presented during the Dutch Design Week 2009, the perfect meeting place for designers, companies and public. A dinner was served, mainly containing sugar based ingredients. Meanwhile visitors could enjoy the remarkable designs at Lebesque, a well-respected company in both the Netherlands and abroad.
Description: Room divider from caramel and Meranti.
Dimensions: 150 x 180 x 5 cm / 59 x 71 x 2 inch
Commissioned by: Annelies Hermsen & Lebesque
About one third of Holland (meaning “hollow land”) is below sea level. Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is built in the middle of a former lake Flevoland, which is also reclaimed from sea, is on average 8 metres below sea level. The concept of “Hollow Land” highlights the fact that Holland is not only flat, but below sea level as well. These topographical depressions are as iconographic as wooden shoes and tulips. A mould is made of a hole in the ground, somewhere in the Netherlands. From the mould, a perfect replica of the hole is produced in ceramics.
Description: Ceramic dish
Dimensions: 32 x Ø 6 cm / 12.6 x Ø 2.4 inch
Commissioned by: the Dutch souvenir project, initiated by the European Ceramic Work Centre
Design: OOOMS in co-operation with Davy Grosemans
How come artificial plants don’t bloom?
OOOMS designed a series of artificial plants which don’t look real, but they really bloom! Just spray water on the surface of the Green Lettuce and within minutes the leaves will gently unfold. When you treat the Red Coral with some water it will release its arms and grow three times its size.
Description: Artificial plants, Polyurethane foam
Dimensions Green Lettuce: 22 x 12 x 13 cm / 8.7 x 4.7 x 5.1 inch
Dimensions Red Coral: 16 x 16 x 45 cm / 6.3 x 6.3 x 17.7 cm