CODA, Maria Hees and Jap Sam Books would like to ask your attention for the opening of the exhibition, the launch of the book and DVD: Maria Hees. 30 years of design.
Date: March 14th, 3.00 pm
Location: CODA, Apeldoorn, for more information, see also: www.coda-apeldoorn.nl
This publication has been made possible with support of Fonds BKVB, and the DVD has been made possible with the generous support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
In 2009, Maria Hees was celebrating her 30th anniversary as a handbag
and jewellery designer. The publication Maria Hees 30 years of design will present
some of her latest collections as well as designs from the last thirty
years. Maria Hees has been an independent designer since 1979,
specializing in utensils and objects, such as handbags and jewellery.
Her handbag designs are characterised by the use of highly diverse materials such as wood, metal and fish leather, as well as particular methods, for instance, water jet cutting and padding. Her new collection is an interpretation of the smock technique through the use of rivets. In Maria Hees' designs, techniques often give rise to the form: The exterior of the handbag is as important as the interior. The bag needs to be primarily functional inside, yet remain pleasing to the eye.
In 1979, Maria Hees (Bergeijk, 1948) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts Arnhem, having specialized in Metal and Plastics Design. Her work has been displayed at various (inter) national museums (MoMa New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and sold through many galleries (Galerie Marzee Nijmegen, Leley Graze London, Galerie Hilde Metz, Antwerp).
Maria Hees' handbags are designed and manufactured in-house and are produced in limited numbers.
Til May 30th, the museum CODA in Apeldoorn will present a solo exhibition of the work of Maria Hees: small objects, jewellery, bags and lamps.
For more information about the work of Maria Hees, visit http://mariahees.kunstinzicht.nl/