Whimsical clocks, poetic glass sculptures and colorful textile collages: on the playful imagination of Kiki van Eijk
Over the past 20 years, the Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk (born 1978) has created an extensive oeuvre including carpets, tapestries, lamps, glassware, furniture and sculptural objects. Her playfulness with form, great attention to tactility and skillful craftsmanship has given her a unique voice within Dutch design. Van Eijk's creative process is based on her emphatically independent and lively imagination, which she captures in drawings, sketches and textile collages. Imaginings is an ode to this imagination and presents an overview of Van Eijk's work to date. The book looks closely at her creative process as well, with images and descriptions of objects, sketches and preliminary studies. Texts are by Textiel Museum curator Suzan Russeler, theorist Lidewij Edelkoort, painter Marc Mulders and design writer Blaire Dessent.