Els Woldhek

MA work

Many things go unnoticed, go unseen. Look at all that surrounds us: the way things are made, the life, the usage, the experiences. There is so much more than just finished stories. It is life that creates the properties in which we live. It sets the rules, the limits and the standards within which we operate.

As we try to impose our vision, our will, onto our surroundings, we neglect what we are living with, forgetting we are playing within the rules set around us. Why can’t we let go, surrender and enjoy what is naturally there?

My work revolves around this balance between control and chaos. Negotiating between the control of the designer and the ‘will’.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • Many things go unnoticed, go unseen. Look at all that surrounds us: the way things are made, the life, the usage, the experiences. There is so much more than just finished stories. It is life that creates the properties in which we live. It sets the rules, the limits and the standards within which we operate.

    As we try to impose our vision, our will, onto our surroundings, we neglect what we are living with, forgetting we are playing within the rules set around us. Why can’t we let go, surrender and enjoy what is naturally there?

    My work revolves around this balance between control and chaos. Negotiating between the control of the designer and the ‘will’.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2008
  • Experience

  • Project based designer, Montis, Dongen, Netherlands, 2008; Workshop assistant, Maarten Baas, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2006/7
  • Exhibitions

  • Post Fossil, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; HotelRCA, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2010; Attention Span, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany, 2010; Old Friends New Directions, Sotheby's, London, 2010