The Unofficial Archive

Design on the table by Valery Overhoff

Design on the table

What is the definition of design? What makes it good or bad? And who is the judge of that? Inspired by the television show ‘Tussen Kunst & Kitch’ (Antiques Roadshow), Valery Overhoff started a show of her own, called ‘Design on the table’, where people present their favourite object in their own home. Valery does not pass a judgement or estimate the actual value; the focus is on what makes the object special to its owner. By linking each showcase to a piece of design history, Valery offers an insight into why objects are designed the way they are, whether it’s a decorative bowl by Droog Design, or a dishwashing brush from Xenos.

Valery Overhoff