Thomas Eyck (Heerlen, 1964) publishes and distributes characteristic and exclusive contemporary design products.Read more about the artist
Thomas Eyck (Heerlen, 1964), producer of design, has for a decade been encouraging a new generation of designers to make modern household and art objects in co-operation with local traditional firms. Being a commissioner itself, the Zuiderzee Museum likewise aims to bring young designers into connection with traditional crafts. This way we both invest in the contemporary intermeshing of approved workmanship and the creative industry. With the exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck the Museum honours the vision and working method of Thomas Eyck, while looking ahead at the future of Dutch design with him and curator Jules van den Langenberg.
On the occasion of this tenth anniversary, curator Jules van den Langenberg has compiled an exhibition about Eyck's oeuvre and method of working. From the collection – usually shortened to 't.e.-collection' – ten series of objects were selected. These ten are illustrative of the various forms of co-operation that Thomas Eyck has developed with designers and artisanal firms. The curator subsequently invited ten other designers, artists and architects to study these objects and place them in a new context. The exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck shows new projects and installations based on the objects from the t.e.-collection. This has resulted in a miscellaneous retrospective positioning Thomas Eyck and his collection in an experimental fashion.