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Is It Design? Art? Or Just a Dutch Joke?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

If you want your view of contemporary design vigorously shaken, take in “Simply Droog” at the Museum of Arts & Design. Subtitled “10 + 3 Years of Creating Innovation and Discussion,” this show scatters nearly 150 objects — most intended for household use — throughout three floors. All have been created or championed by Droog Design, a many-headed, loosely affiliated collective of mostly, but not entirely, Dutch designers and architects.

Droog, which is Dutch for dry or wry and is pronounced something like “draulk,” was convened in 1993 by the designer Gijs Bakker and the art historian Renny Ramakers. They were partly inspired by several contemporaries, to whose work the Droog label has been retroactively affixed. Tejo Remy’s famous Rag chair, for example — a bulky lounger made of old textiles and clothes strapped together with metal tape — was made in 1991, as was his peculiar “Milk-Bottle Lamp.”

Interior Design Arts

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Interior Design Arts strives to translate what people want into their own story as told throughout their entire home environment.

Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, creativity and discipline; Interior Design Arts works closely with their clients to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the client, using the space.

Interior Design Arts’ design process follows a systematic and coordinated method, including analysis, research, and integration of knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills their desires and demands.

IDA draws upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. The main concerns are with how different colors, lighting, space, textures, and furniture work together to meet the needs of a home or business owner. Interior Design Arts plan interior spaces of almost every type of space, including offices, restaurants, hotels and private residences. Good design can boost office productivity, attract a more affluent clientele, provide a more relaxing stay, or increase a building’s market value.