What is Wood? Koenders: It’s an exhibition that brings together and showcases traditional craftsmanship and modern technology through the medium of wood. The designs include a table that functions as a musical instrument, a rug made by interweaving textiles and wood, and a desktop computer made of wood (with functioning buttons). What is so special about wood? I think designers are reassessing the materials they use right now. We have seen a lot of products made through rapid prototyping – a fully automatic way of mass-producing objects. Using wood is like a counter reaction; it can bring together various disciplines, and challenge designers to think about new ways of integrating the material into the products. Why exhibit wooden designs at a fashion show? At first I tried to find clothes made of wood, but this proved difficult. Instead, I went in search of wooden products that are made in a pure and honest way, without using any paint or varnishes.

PROGRAM

11 MAY

10:30

Kick-off

11:45

Make-a-thon

14:00

Lunch at IE Tower

15:00

WOW concept Madrid

Site visit

16:30

Roca Gallery Madrid

Site visit

17:45

Make-a-thon (continued)

19:30

Cocktail and day closing at Roca Gallery

12 MAY

10:15

Make-a-thon (continued)

12:30

Final project presentations

14:45

Wrap up at IE

15:15

Lunch and closing at MO De Movimiento