Dennis Parren

TypeArtist
Male
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Exhibitions
Festival2015PROJECT Design Bienale Saint EttienneDesign Bienaleaint-Étienne
Festival2014PROJECT color noiseGlow light festivalEindhoven
Project2012Founder, CMYK lampEindhoven und Umgebung, Niederlande
FestivalPROJECT LowlandsFestival BiddinghuizenBiddinghuizen, Netherlands


2017
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Places of work / studios

Eindhoven, Niederlande
The studio is closed since januari 2017

2017
2014
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Projects

Eindhoven, Niederlande
The launch of the Milkyway lamp, a pendant lamp which projects a coloured, seemingly three-dimensional star-strewn galaxy on the ceiling and the upper parts of the walls. By gently spinning the Milkyway’s shade the galaxy is set in motion.

2014
2012
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Education

Eindhoven, Niederlande
Barely a year after graduating from the Eindhoven Design Academy, Studio Dennis Parren was on the shortlist of the prestigious, coveted Dutch Design Awards (in the Autonomous Design category).

2012
2005 - 2011
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Education

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Design Academy Eindhoven. This department focuses on those products and services that determine the living environment. The things people need to be able to live and that will make sense of living in a set of surroundings. I graduated in with this department 2011.

2005 - 2011
- 1976
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Born

Osnabrück, Germany

- 1976

 

Studio Dennis Parren is a multidisciplinary design studio that focuses on using natural and artificial light as a design material. With a team of three designers and a network of experts, partners and freelancers we create our work.

We design from the idea that light = everything. Without light there is no colour, and no life. We use light as a material to progress and innovate the way in which we experience, think about, and look at light. We use the mystery of colour and light to create new concepts, and use cases for light to innovate, educate, inspire and amaze.

Dennis Parren is driven by his intuition and curiosity. Characteristic for his method of working is extensive research, experimentation, and a lot of trail and error to push the boundaries of his designs. Being able to control the outcome of what you see and experience is essential to Dennis his work. Everything you see, you see for a reason :)

Dennis graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, In 2011 and has Bachelor of Arts from the De Montfort University (DMU) in the United Kingdom.

Studio Dennis Parren is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Known as the city of light, Eindhoven is also the home of Philips, ASML, NXP and the High Tech Campus. Considered to be the smartest region in the world and named ‘hands-down the most inventive city in the world’ by Forbes makes it a great place for us to work from.

 

Group exhibitions

 

2016
01.06.2016 – 01.09.2016 | Center for Arts and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal – Vitra Design Museum – Lightopia
01.11.2016 – 01.02.2017 | MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico – Lightopia

2015
17.10.2015 – 25.05.2015 | Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft
16.09.2015 – 10.01.2016 | Hofmobiliendepot, Vienna, Austria – Lightopia
09.05.2015 – 13.09.2015 | San Fransisco Museum of Craft & Design, USA – Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft
12.03.2015 – 12.04.2015 | Musée de la Mine, Saint-Étienne, France – Design Bienalle Saint-Étienne
Art Deli, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Exploded View
Designmuseum Gent, Belgium – Vitra Design Museum – Lightopia
LED Expo, Den Bosch, Netherlands

2014
Glow Light Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, France – Vitra Design Museum – Lightopia
Designmuseum Gent, Belgium – Vitra Design Museum – Lightopia

2013
Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy – Salone del Mobile
Eindhoven Avant-Garde, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy – We are welcome – Salone del Mobile
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany – Lightopia
[D3] Contest – Cologne, Germany
Glow Light Festival, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Design Monat, Graz, Austria – Selected

2012
Kortrijk Interieur Biennale, Kortrijk, Belgium – Inside of Mobile
Dutch Design Awards, Eindhoven, Netherlands
London Design Festival, London, United Kingdom
Gallery Vivid, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Rossana Orlandi, Milan, Italy – Salone del Mobile
Design Academy Exhibition, Milan, Italy – Salone del Mobile

2011
Graduation show 2012, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherland
Witte de With & TENT, Eindhoven, Netherlands – Shared Space IV

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Don’t look into the light photo Don’t look into the light 2013 Dennis Parren 
Gradients photo Gradients 2015 Dennis Parren