The Carte blanche to a designer series invites a Swiss or international designer to conceive a solo exhibition to present their work, for which they design a specific display. In 2017, the mudac invites Studio Wieki Somers, founded in 2003 by two former graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven: Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg.
Working in furniture and industrial design, Studio Wieki Somers offers a unique, enlightened and even enchanting vision of the world and its traditions. While showing a particular interest in materials, their work stands out for its ingenuity and creativity. References to the culture of Japanese samurai and specific climatic events also lead Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg to consider today’s design not only as a mirror of our time but also as a field of experimentation. This allows them to question our daily rituals, as well as the specificities of our environments through out of the ordinary designs.
The studio works for a great variety of international manufacturers, museums and galleries, and have established an intensive relationship with Galerie kreo in Paris. They have received numerous awards and their works are part of major collections, including the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam and the Albert and Victoria Museum in London.