1. In order to manufacture final products, machines are becoming less and less dependent on humans. As a result, the typical human touch is disappearing from almost all products we use and see in our day-to-day life.

    The items created with the “pressing-machine” emphasize the meaning of human actions in creating objects. The choice to extrude profiles and the way one moves the presser has a huge influence on the esthetical appearance of the final artifact.
    With the project Pressed method, humans and machines are working together in harmony; they need each other in order to create objects. Due to this distinctive craftsmanship, each unique object can be seen as a combination of mechanical production and handmade artifacts.

    During the manufacturing process the epoxy-clay is pressed through the extrusion profiles. As a result, machine and human behavior will not only define the product’s shape but also its tint. Combinations of the extrusion profiles are endless; therefore there are also an enormous variety of exclusive objects.
    Moreover, it is a long-lasting material. The pressed Project facilitates a short and fast manufacturing process from “semi-manufactured goods” into a finalized product.

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  5. Order a Winter in Holland product here: http://www.crowdyhouse.com/nl/shop/winter-holland-4/

    Winter in Holland was founded by Anouk van der Laan (1990) after graduating from the Design strand of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She combined her love for print-design with knitting and as a consequence created the “Winter in Holland” brand.

    “Designing, to me, starts by developing a structure to the product; to create a fabric as a grid, a solid pattern, that will repeat itself throughout. Mostly I work with simple shapes and fabrics to try and get as much out of this simplicity.
    Quality and life span are key to a product of Winter in Holland. A product lives with its wearer. It changes over time; the knitwear grows longer and the pattern and structure will felt. Hence the product will live alongside you, but simultaneously sustain its beauty.”

    On Crowdy House, Winter in Holland offers her cushions and plaids.

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