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Studio Wieki Somers

Netherlands — b. 1976/1971

Available Works

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Studio Wieki Somers

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Studio Wieki Somers

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Studio Wieki Somers

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Studio Wieki Somers

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Studio Wieki Somers

Biography

Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late ’90s. Since the establishment in 2003 the studio has earned international recognition for the way it introduces extraordinary fantasy in everyday objects. Through the development of a deep sensitivity for materials combined with technological detailing the studio aims to provide an enlightened reading of our environment. Through this restless experimentation with practical objects – their shapes, material and meaning, the way they are made and the way they are used – the studio’s work questions our aesthetic impulse in a subtle and often contradictory manner...

Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late ’90s. Since the establishment in 2003 the studio has earned international recognition for the way it introduces extraordinary fantasy in everyday objects. Through the development of a deep sensitivity for materials combined with technological detailing the studio aims to provide an enlightened reading of our environment. Through this restless experimentation with practical objects – their shapes, material and meaning, the way they are made and the way they are used – the studio’s work questions our aesthetic impulse in a subtle and often contradictory manner. Studio Wieki Somers undertakes commissions for international manufacturers, museums and galleries, and enjoys a long-standing and intensive relationship with Galerie kreo in Paris, which presented a solo show‚ « Frozen in Time » in 2010, then « Mitate » in 2013.

They have received numerous awards, including the Dutch Design Award in 2013 and their works are represented in several museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam – – which dedicated them a retrospective « Out of the Ordinary » in 2014 – and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Photo credits: © Heidi de Gier

Solo Shows

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Solo Show

June 07 - September 21, 2013

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Solo Show

January 30 - March 20, 2010

Group Shows

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Fair

September 20 - September 26, 2021

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Off-site event

May 15 - September 01, 2021

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Group Show

September 25 - December 24, 2019

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Group Show

September 27 - November 17, 2018

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Fair

May 04 - May 08, 2017

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Fair

March 09 - March 19, 2017

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Group Show

September 12 - October 22, 2016

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Fair

June 13 - June 19, 2016

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Group Show

April 04 - May 18, 2016

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Fair

January 13 - January 17, 2016

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Group Show

November 06, 2015 - January 23, 2016

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March 25 - May 23, 2015

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October 30 - December 20, 2014

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September 17 - October 30, 2014

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September 06 - October 31, 2014

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May 23 - July 26, 2014

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May 21 - July 26, 2014

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March 22 - June 01, 2013

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October 12 - November 24, 2012

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May 23 - July 28, 2012

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January 12 - March 03, 2012

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February 10 - May 15, 2011

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September 13 - November 22, 2008

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September 08 - October 13, 2007

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April 21 - May 26, 2007

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Group Show

March 17 - April 14, 2007