Connecting with a large number and variety of individuals, interacting and sharing thoughts and ideas – all that seems to be easier now than ever before. Technology and the modern lifestyle blur the definitions of private and public spaces. Handheld devices can create a virtual bubble around their users, simultaneously connecting and disconnecting them from the wider world. How do these circumstances affect the integrity of social qualities, should we re-socialize, and if so, how?
Space-dividers such as screens, walls, fences, ditches etc. are usually seen as separations of one side from the other. However, at the same time they also define each other and create identities here and there. Our workshop is going to investigate this double-function – whether physical, psychological, acoustical, visual or even virtual. Together we will analyse our surroundings, identify the needs of individuals as well as groups, and finally invent, construct and experience exciting new solutions.
BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary cooperative between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Established in early 2007, BCXSY continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and boutique with the universal and commercial is the hallmark of the BCXSY design experience.
Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects. Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BCXSY never fails to surprise and inspire. By collaborating with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY creates products that are infused with context and beauty.
Through their continued participation in international workshops, residencies and lectures, BCXSY has become a leader in the most current design forums and discussions. They bring a wit, purity and uniqueness to the modern design community and continue to carve out their place amongst today’s most influential design studios.