About Gallery VIVID
Galerie VIVID, founded by Saskia Copper and Aad Krol in 1999, was among the first to show contemporary design in the context of both design and art. The gallery’s solo exhibitions have presented important designers such as Ettore Sottsass, Gerrit Rietveld, Hella Jongerius, Studio Job and Atelier Van Lieshout. Galerie VIVID has collaborated with major museums in Europe and the United States as well as private collectors throughout the world.
This year in autumn the gallery is honored with an exhibition called Design Art in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Showing the work of 15 designers/artists, the exhibition celebrates the 15th anniversary of the gallery.
About Janne Kyttanen
Janne Kyttanen commenced his design studies at the Escola De Disseny, Elisave in Barcelona in 1996. He moved to the Netherlands to further his studies, graduating from The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the year 2000. When Janne saw a 3D printer for the first time he immediately saw every object around him in wireframe. He envisioned a future in which products would be scaled down into digital files, their distribution becoming as simple as downloading music from the internet.
Janne’s vision for the future of 3D printing was so clear that he decided to focus solely on creating products using digital technologies. In the year 2000, Janne founded Freedom of Creation, a pioneering agency specializing in design for 3D printing. Leading a team of design and innovation experts, Janne created a portfolio of acclaimed and awarded designs for the Freedom of Creation brand. Janne’s work has been extensively exhibited and integrated into permanent design collections at leading galleries and museums around the world. Such museum collections include MOMA, FIT, MAD and the Vitra Design Museum.
A pioneer in design for 3D printing, Janne has created award-winning collaborations with brands including Hyundai, Asics, Nivea, NIKE, Philips and L’Oreal. In 2011 Freedom of Creation was acquired by 3D Systems, providing Janne with access to the world’s most innovative, cutting edge software, materials and technology. Janne is now Creative Director for 3D Systems, the largest specialized 3D printing company in the world.
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design. Design
Miami/ is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.
By continuously expanding and enriching its program, Design Miami/ seeks to not only satisfy the demand for a high-end design fair, but also to broaden awareness of modern and contemporary design, fuel the market for collectible design, and provide an exciting yet accessible destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike.
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