Woodturner and designer Suzan Doornbos discovered the art of woodturning five years ago after reading the book ‘Om de vorm’ [On form] on the life and work of Maria van Kesteren. As an assistant to and under the mentorship of the now 85-year-old Maria van Kesteren, Suzan developed a style of her own. The hallmark of Suzan’s work is its simplicity of form, and a recurring theme of hers is serenity. She steers clear of ‘fussy’ types of wood and frills, and goes back to basics. By combining wood with other materials such as rubber, rope and metal, she aims to strengthen her forms and create timeless designs. In this workshop Suzan will share her fascination for circular forms and use her work to show how she comes up with her designs.
Discover the power of circles and play with the possibilities hidden within them. Suzan Doornbos invites you to work with circles and create your own object. Stack, drill, combine, connect and reposition until you’re happy.
The work of Suzan van Kesteren is also on show in the exhibition Speculative Design Archive.
Suzan Doornbos makes unique wooden objects and interior accessories with a contemporary design. She works exclusively with Dutch wood and in small series. Besides commissioned work, she also makes organically shaped comfort balls, urns and gift boxes in wood that can fit into the palm of your hand. Her workshop is located in the Smeltkroes on the Honig Complex in Nijmegen.
Thursday Night Workshop
Designers and makers from the worlds of architecture, design and digital culture share their techniques, experiments and questions in special workshops.
Before Thursday Night Live! you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve a light vegetarian meal. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.70 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.
Het Nieuwe Instituut reserves the right to cancel or move the workshop if there are less than five applications.
Het Nieuwe Instituut
3015 CB Rotterdam
Students, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75