Wieki Somers


—Wieki Somers made his classes at the Design Academy Eindhoven. 'That is well after I realized my chances of having professors like Hella Jongerius and Gijs Bakker, one of the founders of Droog'. She remembers being an "unsociable" student, keeping her distance in front of an education where concept predominated. 'Students are not allowed to draw before they have thought, researched and identified an strategy'.

—What interests her the most are the materials, their transformation and the intuitive experimentation that goes along. She is convinced, like the classical sculptors, that in every material and every technique lies a hidden story waiting to be revealed.

—The bottle "Mattress Stone" was part of an experiment that involved a balloon in a fishing net and it was born in the EKWC (European Ceramic Work Center), a laboratory where artists and designers are invited to explore new applications of ceramic.

—Wieki Somers interviewed by Laurence Salmon and Catherine Scotto.. Extracts translated by thescienceofdesign.

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