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Lost & Found in Singapore

Studio OOOMS has been invited to conduct a 5 day workshop at the Singapore Polytechnic. The title of the workshop is “Lost and Found”. This title is based on the free materials that have lost their original function and for which a new function will be found. The group assignment demands a real hands on approach, as well as the ability to make quick decisions and to be creative with limited materials. The programme places an emphasis on practice-oriented, creative work, complemented by short presentations and discussions.

If you like to see the PDF brochure about our workshops, click here.
More photo’s of the workshop can be found on our facebook page.

Description: Workshop Lost & Found
Commissioned by: Singapore Polytechnic
Design: OOOMS

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Ffrash

OOOMS was invited to co-operate in a project to help former street children in Jakarta, Indonesia. This project is called Ffrash and is initiated and organized by Gina Provo Kluit, a Dutch woman who is living in Jakarta.

The main assignment for OOOMS was to design a collection of interior products, by re-using waste material. Besides that we had to train former street children and teach them how to make these products.

Ffrash collection

One of the goals was to improve their workshop skills and teach the youngsters the principles of design and entrepreneurship. By doing this they have a better chance of finding a job. The profit generated by the sales of the Ffrash products will be used to support KDM, the shelter that provides the street children a home, education, attention and much more. This is also the location where the workshop has been set up.

Our first visit to Jakarta was in August 2012. During two weeks we’ve visited many interesting and sometimes smelly sites of the city. We noticed there is a tremendous amount of trash filling the streets and clogging the city’s sewer system. We spend our time collecting as much information as possible about the different waste materials, and meeting the parties involved, like the Dutch Embassy, Intercontinental and KLM.

  • Bottlecap Stool

Back at our studio we used all our spare time to work on the project. We executed many experiments involving plastics, glass, metal, microwave ovens, blenders and blowtorches. By the time we had to leave for Jakarta again we developed a large number of concepts and ideas and left with a flexible mindset to be prepared for the unexpected.

Our work in Jakarta has been a great experience with many challenges and surprises, but already a success on its own. We’ve bought machines, set up the workshop, made prototypes and trained the youngsters. The selected youngsters make a great team and rarely have we seen such enthusiasm and motivation!

August 2013 OOOMS has been in Jakarta for the third time to fine-tune the designs and add new products to the collection. We are really proud to present this first interior product collection for Ffrash. The official launch of the Ffrash collection has been held during the Dutch Design Week 2013  in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. www.oooms.nl/dutch-design-week-2013

A more extensive selection of photo’s can be found on the OOOMS facebook page, www.facebook.com/dutchdesigners.
You can also support the project by ‘liking’ its facebook page, www.facebook.com/ffrash.

Description: Ffrash project
Commissioned by: Gina Provo Kluit
Sponsored by: Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cargill, Garuda Indonesia, HCA, KLM, Maersk Line, Equil, Frisian Flag, Intercontinental, Van der Stap Notarissen, Netsociety, Stichting Fonds voor de Geld- Effectenhandel
Design: OOOMS

Paperplay in Mexico

On the 12th of June 2010 OOOMS stepped on a plane to Mexico. We were invited by CEDIM to give a 5 day workshop about interior & product design. Before we left we put lots of effort in the preparation so nothing could surprise us.

CEDIM is situated in Monterrey, a modern city surrounded by beautiful mountains, where the temperature easily rises up to 40 degrees Celsius. Our group consisted of 23 students from various departments, some participants were already graduated. One of the main goals of the workshop was to make the participants realise that limitations of a material mainly exist in their brain, not in the material itself.

The participants really worked hard. Not only we, but even the staff was surprised how the students took over the entire school to work on their projects. Students were working in the classroom and in the workshop, but also any other empty room, in the basement and in the hallway. It was amazing to see them work with such enthusiasm! Even when Mexico was playing the soccer match against France, the students kept on working while watching the game! The night before the presentation some students even didn’t go to bed and worked all night long, just to have their project finished; That’s the spirit!

At the presentation we were really proud of our students; So many great projects were made in just 1 week. According to all the lovely reactions from the students and the staff, and even the director of the school, we must have done a pretty good job. We would like to thank all the participants for their great effort and our friends of the staff for taking such good care of us!

If you like to see the PDF brochure about our workshops, click here.

Description: Workshop Paperplay
Commissioned by: Cedim
Design: OOOMS

  • Workshop Paperplay

Ffrash at DDW

We are really proud to present the first interior product collection for Ffrash. The official launch of the Ffrash collection is held during the Dutch Design Week 2013  in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

OOOMS was invited to co-operate in a project to help former street children in Jakarta, Indonesia.
This project is called Ffrash and is initiated and organized by Gina Provo Kluit. The main assignment for OOOMS was to design a collection of interior products, by re-using waste material. Besides that we had to train former street children and teach them how to make these products. One of the goals was to improve their workshop skills and teach the youngsters the principles of design and entrepreneurship. By doing this they have a better chance of finding a job.

  • Ffrash at DDW 2013 | Winebottle Candles

Sponsored by: Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cargill, Garuda Indonesia, HCA, KLM, Maersk Line, Equil, Frisian Flag, Intercontinental, Van der Stap Notarissen, Netsociety, Stichting Fonds voor de Geld- Effectenhandel

A more extensive selection of photo’s of this project can be found on our website, www.oooms.nl/ffrash
or on the OOOMS facebook page, www.facebook.com/dutchdesigners

TEDx Brainport

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If you think you have heard plenty of ideas to make our world a better place, prepare to be surprised. Our line up of speakers will inspire you with a whole new take on improving people’s lives, while respecting the planet. They will introduce amazing innovations, new ways to manage resources and different ways of working together. They will get you re-thinking your ideas about purpose. And they will get the adrenalin flowing, so we all go home fired up to make the future – better.

Organisation: TEDx Brainport
Event: Making the future
Location: Evoluon, Eindhoven
Date: June 4th 2013

Coaching at Cedim

In May 2011 OOOMS was invited for the second time to Cedim, a very well equipped design school, located in the northern part of Mexico.

Our task was to coach two groups of students, both with their own individual assignment. One assignment was to design innovative products for the biggest beer brand of Mexico, the other was to design a ceramic plate for a traditional Mexican meal.  We coached both groups intensively for 2 weeks and are proud of what most students have achieved in such short time.

Description: Beer bottle & Ceramic plate
Commissioned by: Cedim
Design: OOOMS

  • Coaching at Cedim 02