For its inaugural showing at Design Miami, the world’s leading design fair, Industry exhibited new work by celebrated Dutch design duo Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen. Exploring furniture design across a wide range of mediums—concrete, wood, recycled glass and blankets—the duo created a micro-environment that captured everything contemporary Dutch design is noted for—whimsical, often cheeky innovation, and the reuse of discarded products from every day life. Industry’s both also gave design aficionados an avant-garde look into the current work of two Dutch masters whose work is celebrated world-wide.
The solo premiere of Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen at Design Miami 2010 did not go unnoticed. In addition to advanced coverage by such notable design blogs as detnk.com and design-milk.com, the exhibition itself was praised by the Miami Herald for connecting the past to the future.
“To understand the connection of past, present and future, all one needed to do was look up,” wrote Beth Dunlop in the Miami Herald. “Industry, a new gallery from Washington D.C., and a first-timer at Design Miami, offered work from the brilliant Dutch team of Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen that included rugs from discarded wool, furniture that looks inflated but is actually concrete and, most notable, pendant lamps from discarded objects including vases and fruit bowls.”
“What is normally on the table is above it,” Veenhuizen said.
“We’re not recycling,” Remy added, “but upcycling.”