Erwin van der Krogt

Prizes: Melkweg Award Nominee, Keep an Eye Grant Nominee

Department: Man and Public space

With the Wind

Cycling along the Dutch coast you battle the elements; the wind across the open landscape, blowing into your face. Then, a shape appears on the otherwise featureless dike. Coming closer you see the ever-changing iconic silhouette of an extraordinary windmill. A beacon of activity, an opportunity to stop and orient yourself. The windmill offers electricity to recharge your e-bike and provides information about your surroundings. ‘With the Wind’ was designed as a play on dimensions, perspective and depth perception. The wind animates the windmill, and in turn, it becomes a visual reflection of the direction and strength of this otherwise invisible element.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Astrid Zuidema