This autumn, the programme ‘Design in Boijmans’ features three special exhibitions: a group show focussing on design proposals for a sustainable world, a survey of the design talent nominated for the prestigious Rotterdam Design Prize 2011, and a presentation of the work of the textile designer, Frans Dijkmeijer. In the same period there is an installation of a hundred woven pieces by Sheila Hicks. In 2012 the museum is presenting its new displays of the collection of design and a series of presentations of the newest developments in design.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the Dutch podium for national and international design talent. In addition the presentations of the collection, the museum regularly organises retrospective exhibitions of historical designers such as Jongert, Thorn Prikker and Gidding, interspersed with solo exhibitions of current designers such as Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Martin Margiela.The design collection is constantly being expanded. For example, in 2009 the museum acquired a rare chair by J.J.P. Oud, in 2010 the Frog Table by Hella Jongerius and recently the restored Futuro prototype by Matti Suuronen.
Design in Boijmans will start in 2011 with four design exhibitions:
New energy in design and art (29.10.2011 until 26.02.2012)
Intervention #18 Sheila Hicks - Cent Minimes (26.11.2011 until 04.03.2012)
Rotterdam Design Prize 2011 (26.11.2011 until 12.02.2012)
Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer - A life in weaving (26.11.2011 until 04.03.2012)
Design in 2012
In 2012 the museum is teaming up with Premsela.org, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion to organise a series of design presentations focussing on current trends. The museum’s design curator, Annemartine van Kesteren says: ‘It is interesting to show new design developments at an early stage in the form of small design presentations. The great thing about design is that you can see very immediately how new ideas and innovations are developing in the world. It is the translation of artistic ideas into everyday products. For a museum it is important to keep up to date with these developments.’