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By so emphatically focusing on a design archive in Milan, Het Nieuwe Instituut wants to raise the subject of preserving archives among the international design public. The very existence of various design archives is threatened, and that will inevitably lead to a loss of memory in this sector. Will that result in the disappearance of an indispensable source of inspiration, knowledge and reinterpretation for contemporary designers? Or is the lack of a collective memory the vital hallmark of the design domain?

The installation Archive Rath & Doodeheefver by Lernert & Sander developed by the artists after extensive research in the company archives has thrown up such questions. Through their installation they explore themes such as material, the separation between inside and outside, and the relation between heritage and current concerns. The project in Milan forms part of the Landscape and Interior multiyear programme. More information: handout and images

Lernert & Sander 

Lernert Engelberts (1977) and Sander Plug (1969) are two artists based in Amsterdam. They make conceptual films and installations characterised by, among other things, a sense of humour. They have worked for Kenzo, Victor & Rolf, Wallpaper*, Brioni tailors, Sikkens Foundation, Fantastic Man and Amnesty International.

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08/04 – 13/04/2014

Salone del Mobile
Lambretto Art Project
Via Cletto Arrighi 19, Milan


Opening and networking reception

In collaboration with the Netherlands Consulate General in Milan and the Creative Industries Fund NL, Het Nieuwe Instituut is hosting a networking reception at the Lambretto Art Project in the Lambrate district on 7 April from 8 to 10.30 p.m. Also on show at the same venue are exhibitions by Design Academy Eindhoven, the Zuiderzeemuseum and the TextielMuseum and the design label chp...? - jewelry in context.

Archive Rath & Doodeheefver by Lernert & Sander is supported by AkzoNobel