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'Dutch designer Jacob de Baan about the 0-collection for UNIQKA
Wed 5 April 2017, 11:00 – 11:20 CEST
Jacob de Baan about his lecture: "From 2013 I lived in Istanbul where I collaborate with galeries, designers, teachers and students. As well I met Kerem Aris and Merve Parnas. They passionately love leather and they create unique handmade products that are completely sustainable. Their brand is called UNIQKA. They asked me to design a series of objects for their brand. They took me to their amazing leather workshop one hour drive outside Istanbul. I designed many products and lamps, in many different materials: metal, wood, plastic, ceramics, even in coconut timber. But I knew almost nothing about leather, nada, zero. That is why it is called the zero-collection."
The lecture of Jacob de Baan is one in a series of eleven Design Language Talks that are organized at the international design exhibition Design Language during the Milan Design Week.