JVDW

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Jólan van der Wiel leads a collaborative design practice that conducts artistic experiments within multiple themes and environments. His creative explorations result in original design tools, new materials and unique objects.

Jólan van der Wiel established his multidisciplinary practice in 2011 in Amsterdam. A Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduate, Jólan is an intuitive designer and creator, equipped with a peculiar mix of expertise. Starting from his personal fascination with extreme natural phenomena, he creates unusual shapes and materials that challenge our understanding of ‘invisible’ forces.

Jólan van der Wiel (JVDW) works closely with architects, scientists, fashion designers, brands and institutions, such as Iris van Herpen, Benthem Crouwel Architects, Volvo Cars, the Metropolitan Museum and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.




Awards


Interior Innovation Award, [D3] Contest, Cologne (DE)
DMY Award, Berlin (DE)
BIO 23 Award, 23rd Biennial of Design, Ljubljana (SI)
Limburg Design Awards, Roermond (NL) (nominated)
Talente, Munich (DE) (nominated)
Design of the year 2013, London (NL) (nominated)




Collections


Groninger Museum, Groningen (NL)
The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (USA)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA)
The Henan Museum, Zhengzou (CH)
Design Museum Gent, Gent (BE)
Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris (FR)
National Gallery Victioria, Melbourne (AU)
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal (CA)
Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (NL)
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester (UK)
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein (DE)
Grand Hornu Museum, Boussu (BE)
Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk (PL)




Solo Exhibitions


Tropic City
The National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
2017

Force of Nature
Cityscapes Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2015

The Puppeteer
The Box Lynfabrikke, Arhus (DK)
2013




Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Poème Brut
Design Museum Gent, Gent (BE)
2018

Heaven or Hell?
Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade (NL)
2018

Change the System
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (NL)
2017

Le Grand Detournement
CNAP, Paris (FR)
2017

Creating the Contemporary Chair
NGV, Melbourne (AU)
2017

Earth Matters, curated by Lidewij Edelkoort
Textile Museum, Tilburg (NL)
2017

Manus x Machina
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA)
2016

Central China International Ceramic Biennale
Henan Museum, Zhengzhou (CH)
2016

Iris van Herpen, Transforming Fashion
High Museum of Art, Atlanta (USA)
2016

Thing Nothing
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
2015

Hands Off
Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco (USA)
2015

Salone del Mobile
Rosanna Orlandi Gallery, Milan (IT)
2015

Earth Matters by Lidewij Edelkoort
Artipelag, Stockholm (SE)
2015

Vous-avez dit Bizarre? Biennale Internationale Design
Saint-Etienne (FR)
2015

Beauty–Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
New York City (USA)
2015

In No Particular Order – Creative Industries Fund NL
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL)
2014

Iris van Herpen: Quaquaversal
Paris Fashion Week, Paris (FR)
2014

Dutch Invertuals – Salone Del Mobile
Milan (IT)
2014

Dutch Invertuals – Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven (NL)
2013

Iris van Herpen: Wilderness Embodied
Paris Fashion Week, Paris (FR)
2013

Design of the Year
London Design Museum, London (UK)
2013

Skin Exhibition
Museums Quartier MQ, Vienna (AU)
2012

Utrecht Manifest, Biënnale for Social Design
Utrecht (NL)
2012

Talente – Handwerkersmesse
Munich (DE)
2012