van toorn 80

last saturday i attended an event in amsterdam to celebrate the 80th birthday and long career of celebrated dutch designer ‘jan van toorn’

the event featured a series of lectures including a charming one by ex-student and friend ‘lies ros’ plus a great 40 minute talk by british design critic and author ‘rick poynor’ who took the time to explain just why ‘van toorn’ is such a notable practitioner of our profession, which i thoroughly enjoyed

the afternoon ended with a small reception and a beautiful reproduction edition (by ‘de ruimte’ designers) of van toorns’ classic 1972 ‘mart spruijt’ people calendar, a nice gift for those who were patient enough to sit through all of the talks…

m / 21-05-2012 10:13 - tags: , ,  

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