Network your way into 2019

For this De Ruyter event our partner Daphne Thissen will give a free taster session of her networking training. 20 minutes packed full of practical tips for successful networking in the new year!

Useful information for those of you working in shared work spaces, collaborative creative set-ups, or in a more traditional office environment.

Daphne, networking trainer and author of ‘Notes to Self, a pocket guide to networking‘ will share her tips and advise in this interactive taster workshop. Most common potential networking situations will be touched upon!

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Oxford Street
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF

De Ruyter on lighting design – Fractal by Marc de Groot

For this De Ruyter Dutch Courage event during the London Design Festival we are joined by interior, urban, product and graphic designer Marc de Groot.

Marc De Groot - De RuyterMarc incorporates structures derived from nature and perfect mathematical figures, such as the hexagon, into his spatial lighting designs. The latest members in the Fractal family are two chic, shiny brass lamps that have been gilded with 24-carat gold. In addition to these golden Dubai Edition versions, he is showing a number of versions made of brass, a material that the designer believes ages beautifully: ‘It gracefully ages in time’. These will be exhibited as part of Enlightened Design III from Thursday 20 September.

The title of the series, Fractal, refers to the name of the geometric figure that is made up of parts that are more or less uniform with the figure itself. As an interior, urban, and graphic designer, De Groot brings together all these disciplines in his work. He combines nature and mathematics by theorising reality and mixes artisanal craftsmanship with modern techniques.

Marc de Groot

Marc de Groot is an interior, urban, product and graphic designer based in Amsterdam. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London and the Design Academy Eindhoven.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Oxford Street
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF

The Cost of Everything, The Value of Nothing

To mark the end of the London Festival of Architecture 2018, De Ruyter has invited Dutch architect Sabine Hogenhout, to talk about the role of the architect in adding economical, social and environmental value.

De Ruyter Netwerk - Sabine Hogenhout
Rather than reducing cost, which is often seen as economical value, the role of the architect lies more often with increasing overall value of a building and site. This presentation will address how value is created in the redevelopment of one of London’s largest estates, Grahame Park by Mæ Architects. The 1960s estate will be redeveloped to create three neighbourhoods with associated parks, play areas, shops and facilities. The design promotes family housing in low to mid-rise buildings.

The lessons learnt from the initial work on Grahame Park, show that it is possible to add economical, social and environmental value through good architectural and urban design, whilst still working within tight cost constraints. A network of values is created that is seen as essential in the creation of places for people, and the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods.

Sabine Hogenhout
Sabine Hogenhout worked as an architect at several award-winning practices in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and China. Gaining experience in residential, healthcare, educational, cultural and commercial sectors as well as the design of public space and urban planning.

Sabine studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology in Eindhoven where she received an MSc in Architectural Design in 2006. She moved to London in 2009 to specialise in Environmental Design and Engineering at The Bartlett (University College London). Since then she has been working as an architect in London and is currently at Mæ architects. She has a special interest in environmental urban design and the impact of specific urban microclimates on the architecture and life in the cities.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Oxford Street
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF

Creative approaches to the Urban Environment – 31 May

Cityscapes

In the run up to the London Festival of Architecture 2018, De Ruyter has invited Adolfo Harrison and Darryl Moore present their creative approaches to the urban environment. Darryl and Adolfo run Moore Harrison Land Design and are partners in Cityscapes, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to bring new creative approaches to the way the urban environment is designed through innovative temporary and permanent parks, gardens and installations.

Adolfo Harrison began his career as an artist and curator in London and Barcelona. After completing his Masters in Fine Art he continued with post-graduate studies in garden design and horticulture, whilst also spending a year at London’s oldest botanical garden, The Chelsea Physic Garden. He is a member of the Society of Garden Designers.

Darryl Moore is an award-winning garden designer, a respected landscape design and horticulture writer, and garden design tutor. He has a background in event production, installation art, sound engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as having performed internationally as a musician, DJ and sound artist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Cityscapes at London Bridge

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Oxford Street
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF

De Ruyter on Diversity in Advertising – Thursday 5 April

Art & Design Director Massimo Meijer will speak about the importance of diversity in advertising. Should the advertising industry not be at least as diverse as the audience it is targeting?

De Ruyter on Diversity in Advertising

Massimo Meijer is Design Lead at TH_NK and previously worked for Monterosa, Big Radical, adam&eveDDB, MediaMonks, TBWA\NEBOKO and Tribal DDB in Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and London.

Massimo MeijerHe worked across clients including ABN Amro, Google, Heineken, KPN, McDonalds, Pepsi, Grolsch, KLM, Philips and Unilever. Massimo won numerous prizes for his work including FWA’s site of the day, Mobile FWA’s, Awwward and Webbies.

The bar opens at 18:00, the talk starts at 19:00 and entrance is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite!

Spaces Oxford Street
Mappin House
4 Winsley Street
London W1W 8HF