During DDW23, from October 21 to 29, Sandra Keja-Planken will present her new collection, Ode al Mar. Sandra is known for her morphing designs, art, collectible objects and bold interior design. With her fascination for nature, she creates collectibles telling stories. Her story and that of humans and human nature.
Her new heart of glass vessels, pendant where enchanting textiles and glass meet, ocean wave weaving tapestry and sea grass tuft tapestry call to mind puffy cumulus nature forms, like some kind of landscape or coral growing at the bottom of the sea.
"I need the sea because it teaches me the best I can be."
The collectibles by Sandra range from glass vessels to tapestry, a mesmerizing pendant where glass and textile is brought to life in an enchanting mix and her wall coverings. They all appear to be morphing or otherwise on the move. All objects created from there one resulted in amorphous natural forms, and each holds a unique emotion.
They therefore embrace your brain and relax through shape, texture and colors. Her vivid imagination of the unraveling of material form and her thoughts processed in bold colors, various materials, treatments, textures, and techniques literally makes you part of her work.
With a human-centric touch to evoke stimulating your own imagination. She builds her latest pieces by hand painting, collaging and implementing 3D techniques for the base forms and translating these with passementerie, weaving and glass blowing into her handmade yarn landscapes, tapestry landscape & glass work.
Their forms invite you to engage with them rather than just look at them. Ultimately, her “little Omen’s as nature, universe and life forms,” are an appeal for “open-mindedness. sensory play and looking forward. They are meant to be hopeful.
The collection will be shown in the Nomad gallery MESSMERIZING during Dutch Design Week.
Heart of Glass Vessel, 80 x 40 & 40 x 20, remnant glass and colors
Ocean of Greens Tapestry, 160 x 100 & 60 x 80, eucalyptus and bamboo yarns tuft
Ocean Wave Tapestry, 160 x 140, remnant yarns and recycled pet and wolkat, woven
Coral Flower Pendant, 120 x 60, recycled pet and wolkat mixed with remnant chenille linnen and cotton intertwining the remnant glass and recycled Carglass
Coral Oemni Sculpture, 120 x 40, recycled Carglass and remnant glas and colors
In collab with the Dutch Textile Museum and Lab and the Dutch Glas
Wallpaper: An ocean of greens
Artcarpet : WondrsAbstract from recycled polyester
MESSMERIZING bio paint by Sandra Keja-Planken x Greenpaints
8 limited edition colors
3D video animations by Sandra x 3DD
Sandra Keja-Planken is a self-taught designer and artist. Keja-Planken's works let you search for the connection between people, nature and behavior.
She is known for her innovative artistic interior design. Sandra has been dealing with what is the current trend for 15 years. With her fascination for nature, she works in a positive way with the meaningful use of natural materials in empty or conventional spaces. With her various craft collaborations, she wants to take a look at future environment, living and nature themes. Old buildings are restored and transformed into a total experience. Her spaces and objects have multiple functions, faces and shapes in one.
For the past 4 years she has been creating anthropomorphic design and collectible art objects under her own name. For her glass and textile art she collaborates with the TextielMuseum and Glass Museum. She also processes residual pieces of wood and recycled concrete into one-off pieces. Her works have been presented to Queen Maxima because of her unique way of working.
Exhibits collectibles design & art
X- Bank Dutch Design Gallery – the wonder room Solo 2020
Object Rotterdam Art week – Energy color 2021
Isola Design Gallery Milano – Sogni_Dreams 2021
Dutch Design Week Isola - Only good news 2021
Isola Design Gallery Milano – Human Nature 2022
Collectible Brussel – 2022 with Isola
The Millenhouse Gallery Amsterdam_Glue- Snakes in Wonderland 2022
Dutch Design Week - her own curated MESSMERIZING gallery 2022
Gallery Baruch Los Angeles – The sunny side up 2022 & Tangible digital 2023
Whisperoutloud Atelier, Holland – A dreamy stay 2022
Dutch design gallery Isola Milano – Dutch colors 2023
Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg – part of the art exhibition Makers secrets 2023
Hotel Arena – Glue 2023
Dutch Design Week - Ode al Mar and her own curated MESSMERIZING gallery 2023
Copenhagen expo The Box 2023
PAN Amsterdam –2023
Salon art and design New York - 2024
Messmerizing Saca Bonaire -2024
Messmerizing Miami - 2024
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