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What is the educational value of craft? What do we learn through the act of making? Is ‘craft’ still relevant in today's design world?
The Book of…
series will explore these themes by celebrating the creative potential and intrinsic qualities of seemingly ‘everyday’ materials such as paper, wood, glass and stone.


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Designer and sculptor Oliver Helfrich was born in Pirmasens (1975). Having worked for a number of leading design companies in The Netherlands, he started his own design office in Rotterdam. Through his work, Helfrich explores the boundaries between analogue and digital processes, and the correlation between design and craft. By means of abstraction he transforms seemingly everyday objects into odd, though strangely familiar ‘things’, the relics of an alternate reality. He currently teaches on the Graphic Design course at the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. (For a complete overview of the cv, references and awards please visit www.oliverhelfrich.com)

The work of photographer Antje Peters is inspired by her fascination with the archetypal images that define our visual culture. Born in Berlin (1979), Peters lives in Rotterdam where she continues to work on an ever-growing archive of her own photography, which is highly influenced by these archetypes. Peters’ work is driven by a desire to tame the vast number of images that surround our daily lives, documenting and defining the visual vocabularies of our time. Her work has been widely published and has featured in exhibitions both in Europe and the US.(For a complete overview of the cv and exhibitions please visit www.antjepeters.com)


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