Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation

Design Museum Holon in Israel is currently hosting an expanded version of Li Edelkoort‘s exhibition Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation, which was originally shown at Tokyo’s 21_21 Design Sight in spring 2010. The extended edit of the show includes new pieces from designers including Raw Edges and Redder Studio alongside original exhibits from BCXSY, Studio Job, Nacho Carbonell, Julia Lohmann and many others.

The exhibition aims to show how “the design of the future can be inspired by the archaic aesthetics, organic materials and poetic techniques of the past”.

Li Edelkoort explains her vision: “Time has come for extreme change. Society is ready to break away from last century for good. To break with creative conventions, theoretic rules and stigmas that now are questioned, challenged and broken. To break with a materialistic mentality, replacing it with the materialisation of modest earth-bound and recomposed matter. Bone structures give quality to pre-historic dwellings and millennial designs imitating the organic process of growth.”

‘Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation’ runs until 30 April 2011 at the Design Museum Holon, Pinhas Eilon St. 8, Holon, 58459. All photos by Shay Ben Efraim.

Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation