Developing innovative solutions for functional and sustainable design

25 March 2020
Venue to be confirmed
19:00 - 20:30
Lecture in Saint-Petersburg
About the lecture
Lecture will be delivered in English without translation
Alissa+Nienke is a material research and design studio specialising in exciting materials for interior architecture, founded in 2013 by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers (Eindhoven, NL).

Studio A+N believes in designs that recover our senses. Our homes and offices are becoming more and more flat and still, empty of any natural influences. At A+N they design and create signature walls & innovative surfaces in order to enrich these environments and enhance the wellbeing of people. Materials that let us engage with our environments.

Doing so is a constant quest, in which they closely collaborate to innovate. Whether they team up with craftsmen or high-tech industry, whether they work with biofeedback scientists or neuropsychologists: together they reach goals that they couldn't have accomplished alone.

Constantly questioning what our future environments could or should look like, they see themselves as suppliers of curiosity and interaction in our daily environment.

Since 2013, A+N worked with a lot of spaces, and during the lecture they will tell about their work, inventions, and will answer to the questions that the audience may have.

Alissa van Asseldonk and
Nienke Bongers
A+N is a material research and design studio with a unique interpretation of surface design, founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers (Eindhoven, NL). A+N creates materials that build intriguing and enriched spaces for those who live or work in them. With a human-centered approach, and in close collaboration with both craftsmen and high-tech industry, they design innovative materials, objects and installations for (future) interior architecture, that trigger curiosity and interaction. This means researching human perception, creating new materials to improve daily life and exploring what our future environments will look like.

Influenced by their concept-led education at Design Academy Eindhoven and their practical experience of working with both craftsmen and new technologies, their work is characterized by tactility, simplicity and the use of natural forces like wind or light.

Alissa and Nienke founded their design studio in 2013, and are working on commissioned and self-initiated projects in the field of interior design and architecture

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 19:00
Venue to be confirmed
Participation is free of charge. Registration is obligatory.
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