Golden Joinery ; What's new?
Birds of a feather flock together
Often, we try to repair broken things in a manner to hide the repair and make it “good as new.”
An alternative “broken is better than new” aesthetic — that a conspicuous, imaginitive repairactually adds value — has symbolic appeal to fashion collective Painted, aiming at a more hands-on, repair-friendly culture.
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in ( Quoted from Leonard Cohen: Anthem )
From the love of imperfect beauty we will repair our own and each others beloved yet damaged or stained garments with a beautiful 'golden' scar; A new brand will slowly arise.
Bring a broken garment you treasure and the willingness to work with needle and thread. We bring materials and techniques. Together we will repair with ‘gold’.Our wish to take care of the dear broken is kindred to the old Japanese technique Kintsugi.
After several afternoons in our atelier with related designers / friends we will launch 'Golden Joinery' in a workshop at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam on 21 April 2013.
After that more workshops will follow in places that Painted is connected to by their previous work; Amsterdam, Maastricht, New York, Wrightwood , Ahmedabad, Aruba, Eindhoven, Paris and Mallorca.
Our growing series of enriched garments will be visualized based on an idea of Emmeline de Mooij.
Painted is a hybrid fashion collective, led by fashion designer Saskia van Drimmelen and theatre director Margreet Sweerts collaborating in a varying line-up with kindred spirits.
In their most recent work they connect the handmade with the industrially manufactured, as seen in the current exhibition Hand Made in museum Boymans van Beuningen from March 9 until May 20, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY (look up without sound ....)
Painted Secret WinterSalon/ 2012
Via this link you can see an impression of our minisalon at Droog, featuring Michael Schoners beautiful coathanger!
WinterSALON/ 2012, Amsterdam presents Painted Secret and Tabledress Aruba
Painted will be present on 2 locations during WinterSALON/ 2012:
* at Droog Design, Staalstraat 7b, Amsterdam : Painted Secret, from Wednesday February 1st until Sunday February 5th 2012, during Droog store opening hours. During this time, Painted Secret can be tried, bought and ordered and Painted will work on the spot. The premiere of the short film made in collaboration with Toversex will be at the opening of WinterSALON/ on January 21st, 14:00 in Droog, and will be on show until February 5th
* At Museum van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam : Tabledress Aruba, shown throughout the time of WinterSALON/
NAiM Bureau Europa / Out of Fashion – Maastricht Edition, opening 14 mei/14 May 2011
For the opening of Out of Fashion in NAIM on 14 may
Painted collaborates with players of the Toneelacademie Maastricht in 'Painted Game'.
We will present recent and previous work from our repertoire, breathing new life into an old Dutch game.
Also view the website of NAIM / Bureau Europa:
Painted necklaces in collection of Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
We are pleased to tell you that Museum De Paviljoens Almere,
The Netherlands has purchased work of Painted, which arose from our performance/ salon ‘Painted Glasshouse’ at De Paviljoens in 2008.
‘Painted colliers’ consists of three colliers that can also be seen separately.
The colliers were developed in collaboration with Magdalina Toneva and Rumjana Rakovska, Bulgarian masters in needlepoint lace, an almost forgotten craft that was valued highly in antique folklore garments.
By adopting this beautiful craft in contemporary couture, Painted makes it breathe new life, both in the jewelry and clothing we make.
These and other pieces can also be seen on this website under Painted Series no. 47-54, ( prices range from 150-350€ ) and be ordered by contacting us via email@example.com
Painted at Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial in New York
We are thrilled to tell you that Painted has been invited by
the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York to
participate in the exhibition "Why design now?"
At this moment some of the first pieces of our growing
Painted Series repertoire are shown in this Design Triennial.
In a small still life, Painted created a scene of intimacy,
suggesting the presence of a person.
We were pleased to collaborate for this installation with
Nightwood (New York) and Freudenthal/Verhagen (Amsterdam).
The exhibition is on view through Januari 9th, 2011 and
will travel around the world afterwards.
Painted A M U S E
Painted is very happy to announce that we present our work on the Amsterdam International Fashion Week during the opening soirée on Wednesday januari 27th.
Painted A M U S E
A muse is a muse is a muse…
A person to believe in
… to treasure
… to see the beauty of
… to follow by skin
Muse yourself and be a muse to us.
We wish to make clothes in a very playful and personal way,
garments we create with you that will stay with you forever.
Special thanks to
Ilja, Winona, Noa, Djuwa, Aaron Cole, Sylvie Zijlmans (foto), Una (model), Hewald Jongenelis,
Jan Schoon, Peter Leferink, Amsterdam International Fashion Week