LANDSCAPE • noun: landscape; plural noun: landscapes; modifier noun: landscape
1. All the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal. “the soft colours of the Northumbrian landscape”. 2. The distinctive features of a sphere of activity. “the event transformed the political landscape”. 3. Denoting a format of printed matter which is wider than it is high. “landscape format”.
Synonyms: scenery, countryside, topography, country, land, terrain, environment; outlook, view, prospect, aspect, vista, panorama, perspective, sweep.
Origin: late 16th century (denoting a picture of scenery): from Middle Dutch lantscap, from land ‘land’ + scap (equivalent of -ship).
Guest curators Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey address the evolution of production processes and small industries through the work of Dutch and international designers.
The presented work is grouped around three thematic sections: local resources, industrial processes and imaginative hybrid objects. The exhibition draws on the Museum’s historic collection complemented with inventive machines by young designers. This interaction between past and present-day expressions of design, illustrates how design affects every day life.