project by Jólan van der Wiel at ISSEY MIYAKE
Since ISSEY MIYAKE opened in March 2017, every year during the week of Salone del Mobile it presents a project where it collaborates with designers, artists, or other creative professionals alike to celebrate the joy of creativity, and by doing so it intends to deliver an excitement that people of all ages can relate to.
This year from April 9th to14th, ISSEY MIYAKE in Milan is pleased to invite Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel to present Journey of a Raindrop: The strange attraction of water.
Van der Wiel’s work draws inspirations from nature like many other designers, and what sets him apart from the others is the way he incorporates nature as a tool into his design process. His research not only focuses on representing the forms and shapes found in nature but also goes beyond to explore ways to recreate the phenomena in nature that give rise to these forms and shapes.
As he attempts to manipulate natural phenomena and make them work in his favor, the design he creates always seems to carry a sense of peculiar beauty.