The work of Doreen Westphal is critical, poetical, effective and beautiful. Inspired by architecture and science she is committed to make products that help envision another, better future. Each step in the cycle from base material to production process to consumption should be considered to contribute to a world that is fair and lasting.
Born in former East Germany, Doreen Westphal trained initially as a tailor. After the people of East Germany brought down the wall she left the country in order to experience a part of Europe she hadn’t seen before. She settled for a few years in the UK in order to study Theater Design before she moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands where she freelanced as a theater set and costume designer. In 2002 she established KREJCI by Doreen Westphal with a series of bags and living accessories made from used Amsterdam bicycle inner tubes; the Tubus Collection. Meanwhile this collection has been completed by a number of luxurious and innovative products; but the philosophy to produce not only for the marked, but also for the future is still the same. Doreen is based in Eindhoven and works within the field of conceptual crafts. Recently she presented Concrete Lace Curtain and Concrete and Detailed; a series of tableware and living accessories all made from concrete.
Designersblock Milano 2011 in Ventura Lambrate
Via Privata Oslavia 8
Ventura Lambrate opening night Wednesday 13th
1900 – 2300hrs
12 – 17th April
1000hrs – 2000hrs
Metro Lambrate, MM2 Green Line, exit Lambrate FS
Tram line 33 from Repubblica to Rimembranze di Lambrate
Tram line 23 from Duomo (piazza Fontana) to Rimembranze di Lambrate