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Kiki & Joost Design a 23-foot Tall Mirador for People Watching

Posted By Ana Lisa On December 20, 2012 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,Design,Events,News,Social Design | No Comments

Joost van Bleiswijk, Kiki van Eijk, Urban Hunting Lodge, people watching, mirador, strijp, Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week, watercolor, trompe-l'œil, Ana Lisa Alperovich, Architecture, social design, Green Design Events, art

Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven [1] and now share a studio in Strijp. They craft all sorts of wonderful lamps, cabinets, textiles, and ceramics for brands such like MOOOI, Swarovski, Studio Li Edelkoort [2], and in this case, for Dutch Design Week. Joost enjoys getting his inspiration from the past, creating iconic designs and reinterpreting archetypes.

To access the top of the Urban Hunting Lodge, visitors were required to climb up a set of stairs. The small space was decorated simply with a desk, a trompe-l’œil [3] bookshelf, and a telescope. There was also a guestbook for writing up discoveries and thoughts for other visitors to read. The 23-foot high mirador offered anybody interested a new way to understand a city and its inhabitants.

Kiki painted the hut red and watercolored the wood beams. Some trompe-l’œil furniture added another dimension to the voyeuristic design. Part of a series of public installations around Eindhoven [4] called ‘Unexpected Interactions’, the Urban Hunting Lodge gave the city’s inhabitants a birds-eye view [5] of what they thought they already knew.

+ Kiki van Eijk [6]

+ Joost van Bleiswijk [7]

+ Dutch Design Week 2012 [8]

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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URLs in this post:

[1] Design Academy of Eindhoven: http://inhabitat.com/design-academy-of-eindhoven-students-show-off-their-newly-minted-chops-at-their-masters-graduation-show/

[2] Studio Li Edelkoort: http://www.edelkoort.com/

[3] trompe-l’œil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trompe-l

[4] Eindhoven: http://inhabitat.com/nacho-carbonells-curious-cocoon-seats-encourage-people-to-socialize-in-a-playful-way/

[5] birds-eye view: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdwatching

[6] + Kiki van Eijk: http://www.kikiworld.nl/

[7] + Joost van Bleiswijk: http://www.joostvanbleiswijk.com/

[8] + Dutch Design Week 2012: http://www.ddw.nl/index.php

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