Profile: Dave Coomans and Gaudi Hoedaya

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About Dave Coomans and Gaudi Hoedaya : Gaudi is passionate about design and believes that design can make a difference in creating relevant, effective and authentic solutions. He believes in co-creation and in a cross- and interdisciplinary approach to any given design challenge. Dave Coomans is his partner in xprmnt.nl. Dave is a creative person who is technically gifted and a maker that gets things done. To experiment is his motto.

Our curiosity as designer and as maker has driven us to experiment with old material and new production methods. While the possibilities seems endless and we let the magic of experimenting do the work, we maneuver our findings and our thoughts on what design should be and weight decisions pragmatically. That way we hope to bring in the balance between the unknown, the revealed, the imaginative with the functional, the sustainable and the appealing.

More than ever designers and makers has to take their share in responsibility to make the world a more sustainable place to live in. It is a challenge we designers are trained for and are capable to deal with. We can not afford not to care.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is not just about making things more useful, not just about making things more beautiful but figuring out what is the right thing to make and how to do it right. What can I say about art.. yes we can intellectualize art.. but as Gilbert Chesterton wrote: "There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect". Art leads us to places in our heart and imagination, art takes us on an adventure and the artist is the way finder. In Design we have to get somewhere, a destination. In art, we ought to get lost.

ORGANIZATION:
xprmnt.nl

EDUCATION:
1994, Erasmus Student, School of Architecture & Interior Design, Royal College of Art, LONDON/ UNITED KINGDOM

1990 - 1995, Interior and product design, Man and Living, Design Academy, EINDHOVEN/ THE NETHERLANDS

EXPERIENCE:
2007 - present, hektik.cc, Co-Founder/ Creative Director/ Designer

2001 - present, gaudi.is, Founder/ Creative Director/ Designer

1999 - 2001, New Media Designer, Lost Boys Interactive

1997 - present, Freelance Visual/ Interactive Designer

1995 - 1996, Industrial Designer, Ontwerpwerk

1994 - 1995 Material Specialist and Interior Designer, Office for Metropolitan Architecture

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
1998 - ISEA, Multimedia Performance, with Sarah van Kerkhoff and Sarah Buist, MANCHESTER/ UNITED KINGDOM

1996 - Haagse Winter, Snow sculptures, THE HAGUE/ THE NETHERLANDS

1995 - Galerie de Zayer, AMSTERDAM/ THE NETHERLANDS

1993 - Young Talents, Ambiënte, Frankurter Messe, FRANKFURT/ GERMANY

AWARDS:
2001 Europrix, Overall Winner, CD-ROM Anne Frank House – a house with a story, Lost Boys Interactive team member, SALZBURG/ AUSTRIA

2001 Bologna New Media Prize, Excellence in children’s software, CD-ROM Anne Frank House – a house with a story, Lost Boys Interactive team member, BOLOGNA/ ITALY

2001 Comenius EduMedia, Medal for educational media, CD-ROM Anne Frank House – a house with a story, Lost Boys Interactive team member, BERLIN/ GERMANY

2000 Milia d’Or multimedia award, Overall winner, CD-ROM Anne Frank House – a house with a story, Lost Boys Interactive team member, CANNES/ FRANCE

1995, Won the young artist Art competition, Artwork realised, PTT Nederland, DEN BOSCH/ THE NETHERLANDS

1999, Rietveldprize for the Educatorium of University of Utrecht, functions as Material Specialist and Interior designer of OMA Educatorium project-team, UTRECHT/ THE NETHERLANDS

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Dutch, English, Indonesian, German

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Creative Suite, expert level

HOBBIES:
Hiking, Mountain climbing

WEB SITE:
www.xprmnt.nl

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.gaudi.is

REGISTRATION DATE:
2016-04-07 13:40:49

COUNTRY:
Netherlands

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Start-Up

Awards received by Dave Coomans and Gaudi Hoedaya


Flower Shaper Vase

Silver A' Design Award Winner for 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category in 2015
Dave Coomans & Gaudi Hoedaya for Xprmnt

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