Ineke Hans: Was ist Loos?
Current relevance characterizes the hybrid design objects of contemporary Dutch designer Ineke Hans (b. 1966). Taking account of today’s social developments, the blurring of borders between work and personal life, and challenges created from a networked, globalized world, Hans asks questions about the functionality of contemporary design and how people, objects, and spaces interact.
This catalog was created on the occasion of Hans’s first solo exhibition in Austria and provides an overview of Hans’s recent work while also exploring the present and the future of design. The exhibition's title is a pun merging the German phrase for “What’s going on?” with the name of architect Adolf Loos.
Alongside images of Hans’s work, the publication—innovatively designed by Irma Boom Office—includes contributions by professional acquaintances. Deyan Sudjic, director of the London Design Museum, describes how the examination of design leads to interpretations of history and how Hans’s designs are socially embedded. Bart Lootsma, professor of architectural theory at the University of Innsbruck, provides insights into the working attitude and methods of Hans, also in relation to other developments in Dutch design. A conversation between Ineke Hans and Oliver Stratford, editor in chief of Disegno Magazine, traces the influences and approaches of the designer.
Edited by Juliane Bischoff, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Designed by Irma Boom Office
Published by Sternberg Press and Kunsthalle Wien, 2018
In English and German
Softcover, 70 pages, full-color illustrations, 7.75 × 8.75 inches