EDELKOORT EXHIBITIONS returns to Design Museum Holon this July 2014 with the new exhibition “GATHERING: From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process.” In a world first, GATHERING will feature a survey of the ground-breaking 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE collection by the legendary Japanese designer and his Reality Lab.

Works will also be presented by more than 70 contemporary designers from around the world including Anton Alvarez, Dror Benshetrit, Tord Boontje, Erwan & Ronan Bouroullec, Kiki van Eijk, Frederik Färg, Richard Hutton, Arik Levy, Bertjan Pot, Inga Sempé, Fredrikson Stallard, Patricia Urquiola and Tokujin Yoshioka.

Disdain for a boring global market coupled with a fear of the virtualisation of society has inspired designers to create work that is linked to the humanisation of the making process and the contextualisation of a more responsible lifestyle. Craft has therefore become one of the major movements of our time and can be understood as the repetition of skills that belong to our common past, exuding a sense of belonging and continuity.

Lidewij Edelkoort explains the show’s context: “We are an unstitched society suffering from a lasting socio-economic crisis that has made us ferociously protective and egocentric. It is time for mending and gathering, thus restoring the fabric of society: picking up the pieces and bringing them together in a patchwork of possibilities; a quilt of substance, able to absorb shock and fear. In this exhibition, we see traditional crafts are mirrored by the layering and weaving of different entities and characters into a single product; the entwining of one material with another gives colour to the human condition. Flexible three-dimensional patterns develop enlightenment, adding dimension to the future. The pleating and folding of matter into sharper form brings innovative architecture to life and helps design plan for society.
Curators Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano have brought together contemporary design themes that reflect traditional domestic crafts in an attempt to remain connected to authenticity: pleating, draping, layering, ribboning, smocking, wrapping, folding, needlework, felting, knitting, quilting and baking. However, the designers in GATHERING apply new technologies and techniques to completely transform their actions. Their interventions celebrate the possibilities that lie in front of us, ever more creative than in the recent past. These designers use three-­dimensional craftsmanship which reinvigorates design, lending body and beauty to archetypical chairs or giving form and volume to lighting structures.
GATHERING: From Domestic Craft to Contemporary Process
Featuring 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE
July 3 – October 25, 2014





Mercredi 18 Juin 2014 de 10h à 13h

10h Accueil
10h15 Présentation audiovisuelle de l’Activewear Hiver 2015-16 DARWINISME
11h15 Présentation audiovisuelle du Lifestyle 2016 EMBRYONIC
12h15 Présentation audiovisuelle en Avant-Première de l’été 2016 VANITIES

Présentation en français

30 Bd St Jacques 75014 Paris

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Inclus un booklet de la saison Hiver 2015-16

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cover bloom IE


We are pleased to announce that Bloom has become an annual trend book, evermore inspiring, with visually-stunning images to feed all your creative work. The first in a series of journeys to countries around the planet takes us to Brazil. We are dedicated to bringing you the most unique outsider design and local talent from each country to fuel ideas for the years to come. Enjoy!

In this special triple issue, succulent fat plants stand guard at the entrance to this garden of earthly delights; full of magnificent orchids, orchestrated with bustling hummingbirds and murmuring bumblebees hovering around. Exquisite flowers are growing wild, embracing lush floral trees like a necklace would a slender neck. They also appear on bits and pieces of adorable cloth, hardly clothing the sensual human frame. The grasses are waving in the breeze and attracting people of all sorts and colours to use them in rare and ornate artefacts, to cover roofs, floors and the body; the divine body with its piquant nudity and heavenly mass of hair that has become the trademark of Brazil, representing the roots of its culture.

Brazil is an inescapable destination, a destiny. The flamboyant flowers that design the Brazilian landscape are embraced by palatable sea creatures that can be fished off the country’s seven and a half thousand kilometres of coastline. The beauty and the beast are brought together to imagine the luscious land of Amazonia; the boldness of its colour, the brazenness of its form, the thrill of its sumptuous embrace…

- Lidewij Edelkoort

To celebrate the arrival of Bloom’s new annual format, we travelled to Brazil for a multitude of local ideas that are relevant for our global market.
280 visually-rich pages of trend information and creative inspiration for product design, art, fashion, cosmetics, food, architecture, interiors, textiles, communication and strategy. A horti-cultural view of plants and nature!

Pre-order your copy today!
€75 + shipping (delivery starts early July, 2014)
Buy by clicking here



by Lidewij Edelkoort
edited by Philip Fimmano

Internationally-renowned trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort delves into the world of contemporary fetishism to reveal a daring and instinctive future for style and culture. Fetishism in Fashion investigates topics including the evolution of taste from birth to adulthood, the elevation of shoes through ever-higher heels, the psychology of branding, the effects of infantilism, the power of black, the fetishizing of objects, and our interaction with skin and the body.
Essays and interviews include contributions by Andrea Branzi, Sylvia Chivaratanond, Malu Halasa, Susan Piët, Henk Schiffmacher, Valerie Steele, Faye Toogood and Betony Vernon.

More than fifty fetishes are illustrated by inspiring visuals from Leigh Bowery, Roland Fischer, Pieter Hugo, Erwin Olaf, Jenny Saville, Sølve Sundsbø, Marie Taillefer, Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek, Marcel van der Vlugt and Carsten Witte. The boundaries of design are stretched in the work of Iris van Herpen, Bart Hess, Pepe Heykoop, Formafantasma and Alexander McQueen.

Bolder, crazier and more outlandish fashions are on the horizon, making this book a key reference in a new era of experimentation and intense creativity, unveiling the intimate ties that bind us.

RRP €39
(plus €6 postage & handling)

Published by FRAME, Amsterdam


Lidewij Edelkoort and Trend Union are pleased to present the second issue of their online trend service, a fashion forecast that can be downloaded for €1.000.


A perfect tool for those who are starting their company, designers in emerging economies, young stylists and even students as well as curious DIY amateurs keen on keeping track of trends.


Clients will be able to access 6 major summer trends for womenswear and menswear, expressed through inspiring images and texts that have made Trend Union one of the world’s most accurate forecasting studios. Images of garment designs, details & silhouettes will indicate clear lifestyle directions, accompanied by 6 color stories especially designed by Edelkoort.
Photographs of textiles that have been sourced around the world will show how fabrics will become more creative and have depth, with mills rediscovering the joy of weaving. Imaginative printing, performant jerseys and beautiful colors each leave their mark on this spring and summer season.


In times of crisis, beauty is often found in small and cute ideas, expressed by small and clever solutions. Social relationships will be valued more than ever, enjoying real time and real experiences. Brands will focus on what they do best to answer consumers’s request for authenticity and longevity with optimistic and easy-going flair.
 In addition, an online personalized trend service is available upon request coaching you through the folders and explaining the essence of the trends.


Please contact us at :
vanessa@trendunion.com for Europe and Africa
emmanuelle@edelkoortinc.com for the Americas and Canada as well as Australi and New Zealand
kaori@trendunion.com for Asia and South Asia


visualize a short extract from the book: