The artistic spatial composition created moments of reflection and visual wonder for visitors in a sanctuary of water, contrasting to the hecticness and abundance of Dutch Design Week.
Through the use of water, glass and sand, Rive Roshan creates beauty and serenity in a modern sculpture garden that allures visitors into an immersive, sensorial experience with a walk through fragrance in which they can enjoy a moment of peace and reflection. It is designed to connect people with nature and each other, and bears similarities to Rive Roshan’s earlier work that used glass and textiles to explore the effects of reflection, light and shadow. Stilled Life was created from various individuals and concepts, including 3D printed sand techniques that created objects like tables, a chair, a floor standing mirror and vessels that included different patterns of ripples. The pieces were designed from images and movements in nature as well as innovative fashion creations that capture complex geometries in movement.
The exhibition also marks the launch of their first two signature collections for Moooi Carpets, which includes various prints of rippling water, similar to the water installation in the sculpture garden. It features a huge body of water that encapsulates the entire floor surface, which gives the visitor the metaphorical feeling of walking over water, while being surrounded by the water where the sand sculptures live.
Additionally, the installation of glass, mirrors and visually captivating hanging carpets invites people to take time in the peaceful space to create their own “stilled moment”.