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Zefir7 – BNO present Ruben Pater and Kuan-Ting Chen

18 October 2022, The Hague

  • An evening on the occasion of the Best Dutch Book Designs 2021
  • With book talks by two of this year's nominees

What: Book talks
Ruben Pater and Kuan-Ting, Chen
Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1, 2514 HA Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tuesday 18 October 2022, doors open 20:00 hrs.
Organised by:
Zefir7 - BNO
Language: English

From 8 October, the best book designs of 2021 can be seen in the Stedelijk. We are very honoured to invite 2 nominees to the Zefir7 - BNO evening on Tuesday October 18, 2022.

Ruben Pater
Ruben Pater is a designer at a moment in time when more design is about the last thing the world needs. In search for ethical alternatives, he designs, writes, and teaches while working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ruben's latest book CAPS LOCK: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design and How to Escape From It is a book that retraces the relations between graphic design and capitalism. It is an inspirational book, full of sources for design students, educators, and visual communicators all over the world.

Kuan-Ting, Chen
‘Met Stoelen’ is a book that discusses the relationship between humans and objects - specifically chairs, and the story of them. The images were used from the archives of the Rijksstudio, which are divided into three chapters: sketches of the chair, photograph documentations of the chair, and images of how people engage with chairs. Each one of these chapters represents a different stage in the life of a chair - from pre-production to user behaviours and interactions.
Kuan-Ting, Chen, BA student from Graphic Design Arnhem, is from Tainan, Taiwan, but currently based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Graphic design by Studio Renate Boere

Zefir7 is a designers’ café on the third Tuesday of the month, supported by the BNO (Association of Dutch Designers) and hosted by Stroom Den Haag.