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Material Based Design

dzek initiates material-based design collections that address the limitations of industry and craft through their symbiosis. dzek collaborations call on craft-based design practitioners to bring a unique balance of the skill and sensitivity of the handmade to the power and intelligence of industrial manufacturing. We find that this approach offers tremendous potential for the breakthroughs in material, process and form we seek in everything we make.

dzek was founded in 2009 by design advisor and curator Brent Dzekciorius. From 2010-2013 he served as the worldwide director of Phillips de Pury’s retail operations, collaborating with many of the world’s top design studios to develop special projects, exhibitions and editions for sale through the platform. He has served as an acquisitions advisor and ambassador for the British Crafts Council since 2011, is a patron for the 2014 Design Days Dubai fair, a curatorial advisor for the V&A, speaks regularly at global forums on design and the marketplace and mentors several studios in the development of their practice.