Boelen’s idea for the exhibition stemmed from a disappointment: when the work of GuixĂ©, Bey or Raby & Dunne is featured in a design magazine, journalists usually focus on the gadget, gimmick side of the pieces. They pick out catchy works but tend to ignore the global vision of the designers. There’s also an international crowd out there that merely seem to imitate that gimmicky aspect of the critical designers’ work. (via Designing Critical Design – Part 1: Jurgen Bey – we make money not art )

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