Boisbuchet has chosen 'The natural and the articial' as a general theme for the Summer Workshops 2014.
Investigation into the contrasts and transitions between these qualities is on the agenda of a large variety of seminars. They range from cooking a three star „Survival“ menu from wild grown ingredients (with food designer Katja Gruijters) to the installation of an „Internet of Trees“ that implements Massimo Banzi's Arduino technology.
Boisbuchet's international choice of tutors for the rst time also covers two African designers, Cheick Diallo from Mali and Hamed Ouattara from Burkina Faso. They both have developed authentic styles that mix simple techniques with modern and contemporary shapes and integrate their traditional appreciation for colour. French creativity is nevertheless very well represented with Antoine + Manuel as graphic designers, Elise Fouin with a workshop on wool and Elise van Mourik and Laure Ja-uel from Parking Club conducting a workshop with Jerszy Seymour.
As usual, a couple of tutors have been giving workshops in Boisbuchet in previous years already, such as scenographers GroenlandBasel, the craft-driven celebrity Nacho Carbonel, experimentation freaks mischer'traxler, Peter Marigold now switching from wood to plastic, the Corning Museum of Glass with their spectacular mobile furnace and using Boisbuchet's Korean kiln in cooperation with Max Lamb as well as Sigga Heimis, who invited IKEA to engage in her 13th Boisbuchet workshop.
A number of new faces underline the workshop's steadily high prole and strong interdisciplinary character: Scholten & Baijings explore personal colour schemes, Jonah Bokaer develops a design-related choreography, United Visual Artists relate time and space in Boisbuchet, Russian artist Alexander Brodsky creates outdoor installations, Korean Hae Cho Chung nds innovative applications for a traditional lacquer technique and Italian designers Formafantasma research the ambiguity of nature and the man-made.
Apart from this official Summer Workshop program, Boisbuchet creates several additional workshops for institutions and companies such as the international design fair Blickfang, French car producer Renault and the Belgian Biennale Interieur.