DELFT, NETHERLANDS | 2014 – 2015
“Great minds drink alike”
Kate Sweater (of Dwaal and Inter:) just completed, architectural lighting design and custom lighting fixture design for Barbaar, a cafe and digital work space in Delft Netherlands. Barbaar is owned and organized by Het Collectief, a Delft based contemporary multidisciplinary practice.
Barbaar is the meeting place for creatives and enterprising minds in Delft. A space for those who are able to see complex issues and social challenges in ways that others have not thought of before. As new connections are made, this is the place where new ideas are born. These are the barbarians of our society; the bearers of renewal, a fresh look, confidence, innovation and curiosity for the unknown.
Just above Barbaar cafe, lies Maakbaar , a maker-space in the city center of Delft, located in the Prinsenkwartier (a new cultural center for arts and technology in Delft). The community of innovative makers shares ideas and knowledge to create and build epic objects. Maakbaar focuses on technology, art, design, society and entrepreneurship to increase the impact of creative Delft.
Kate Sweater’s aim in this project was to connect the ideas of the Maakbaar (maker-space) with Barbaar Cafe downstairs, through the IndiePendants custom pendant fixtures. The laser cut fixtures were designed by Dwaal (in collaboration with Het Collectief), made using laser-cutting techniques, and assembled on site at Maakbaar.
For more information about the custom pendants: IndiePendants