When it comes to influential people in design, Li Edelkoort is up there with the best. Back in 2003, Time magazine named her one of the 25 most influential people in fashion industry, a year later Icon magazine listed her among the most important people in design, and in 2008 the French minister of culture granted her the prestigious title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of her artistic and literary creative contribution to culture in France and internationally.
So when Li predicts a trend, people sit up and listen - which is why we're excited about her latest exhibition entitled 'Archaeology of the Future' which is set to open on the 26th of this month and runs until the end of May. The exhibit is the first trend focused exhibit from Edelkoort and has been organised in association with Designhuis in Eindhoven. Presenting an exposition on the life styles that determine our existence. 'Archeology of the Future” maps and analyses the most influential tendencies of the last 20 years – seen through the eyes of Li Edelkoort, who has taken the lead of the Designhuis as its director since the beginning of this year.
“Archeology of the Future” proves that trends are no volatile phenomena, but are firmly rooted in the daily course of our existence. Presented in texts, photographs, clothes, design, video and audio, more than 200 international masterpieces from various disciplines make our recent past come to life. If you're in Eindhoven next month, this is a must-see.