AUPING X RENS
Auping customers can personally pick out every aspect of their beds and can choose from nearly 100 colours. Because every order is directly and individually processed, consumer preferences can be seen daily in the residual materials on the shop floor.
Research duo RENS used this data as the starting point for an intensive colour study. This resulted in a concept with a large quantity of data to be visualised and questions to be answered, such as ‘Which colours are purchased the most?’, ‘Which ones are purchased the least?’, ‘What are the ratios in this regard?’, and ‘Are there differences by country or region?’.
The results of the RENS study and the collaboration with Auping will be on display in the RENS Studio (Eindhoven) during the Dutch Design Week from 21 through 29 October 2017. Different graphic representations of the Auping customer choices are a part of the exhibition. Nighty-Night Colours sets the extensive range of choices against the background of limited variation in those choices.
THE MIX is a brand new program for IDS Vancouver 2017 that includes displays, installations and talks both onsite and off.
FRAME Minds: Bobbie Burgers + Studio RENS
DESIGN IN DIALOGUE: North Vancouver-based artist Bobbie Burgers will discuss with Eindhoven-based designers Stefanie van Keijsteren and Renee Menen of Studio RENS the similarities and differences in their creative process, their materials, and how they approach and are influenced by colour.
MENDO present: The Workshop, a book that opens the doors of studio’s, ateliers and offices of Dutch creatives. The Workshop is an idea of Renée Leeuw and was photographed by Iris Duvekot and curated by Roomed..
The doors to the ateliers, studios and workspaces of famous names such as Erwin Olaf, Ans Markus and Mart Visser, and new creatives such as Mae Engelgeer, RENS, Borre Akkersdijk and Guillaume Philibert.
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Gerrit Rietveld’s innovative workshop re-opens as BRUNS DeStijlFactory.
To celebrate the re-opening of Rietveld’s first and only factory, built for the Dutch textile company ‘De Ploeg’ in 1957, the exhibition RIETVELD RE_NEWED has come to life. Design Factory links the old masters of Dutch Design to the most renowned creative designers of today. The exhibition RIETVELD RE_NEWED includes pieces by Martin Visser, Benno Premsela, Wim Rietveld, Richard Hutten, Studio Rens, Sigrid Calon, Bertjan Pot, Studio Job and Maarten Baas.
The exhibition is curated by WOTH Wonderful Things magazine in conjunction with the omnipresent Aart van Asseldonk.
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Salone Del Mobile Milano 2017
Studio RENS goes Milan – and you’re invited! Featuring 3 projects at 3 different venues: Salone Satellite, Ventura Centrale Palazzo Clerici / April 4 – 9, 2017. For more info and adresses click here
Nomination New Material Award 2016
Colourfastness is considered a quality, but discolouration can never be prevented entirely. The dye inks in home printers and the pigmented inks on the professional market have different characteristics and, therefore, a different colourfastness. RENS experiments with a combination of various types of ink and paper, in order to control discolouration with the help of UV radiation. Discolouration becomes a quality. The objective is to produce a wallpaper that changes colour and/or composition over time through the influence of sunlight. CANON supports this project by RENS with knowledge and materials. During the Dutch Design Week from 22 till 30 October the eighteen designers who have been nominated for the New Material Award 2016 will be exhibited in the Kazerne in Eindhoven.
RENS (NL) with Neon Kunze (AUT). Ever since it first started, the Vienna Design Week has organized the Passionswege to bring together international and Austrian designers and Viennese production companies. Upon request by Vienna Design Week, RENS explored the potential of new colour shades and light effects. RENS immersed themselves into the technique at the 150-year-old family business Neonkunze – and conducted numerous tests using variable amounts of raw materials.