www.marcelvankan.nl

Hand-coloured with oil pastels on double-coated, white cardboard.

Do you remember sucking on a jawbreaker candy and the strange and wonderful colours it produced? Scratch drawings into this greeting card and experience similar delight as a rainbow of colours is revealed by your dip pen. Discover your inner artist as surprising blues, yellows and greens transform your creative designs. Send this card to a friend from your favourite destination.

Oasis and Lagoon are Cathelijne Engelkes and Marcel van Kan:

After graduating from the jewellery department of Amsterdam’s Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1998, Cathelijne set up her own atelier. Her entrepreneurial spirit introduced her to a wide range of working practices and networks, particularly in jewellery, design and fine art. In 2007 Cathelijne became a senior team member of Atelier Ted Noten. Acting as personal assistant to Ted, she was in charge of acquisitions, exhibitions and publications. Aside from her own practice she is a practice-based coach, helping young designers and artists develop their professional careers.

Marcel’s ambitious vision aims to expand the very concept of design, inspiring audiences and students to rethink their approach to consumerism. Trained as a silversmith, Marcel holds a BA in 3D Design from HKU and works as an independent conceptual designer. He co-founded Oasis and Lagoon and The State of Wellbeing, a cultural platform questioning design’s relationship to happiness. Currently a Design Project tutor at Product Design ArtEZ, he also coordinates Fashion & Textiles at Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD). As a freelancer he has worked for Atelier Ted Noten and completed commissions for Zuiderzee Museum Enkhuizen, Museum Arnhem, Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo, MIMA Middlesbrough, and Ornamentum Gallery New York.

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