The House of Henri is an exhibition that takes you on a captivating journey through six distinct rooms, each inspired by Henri Baudet’s extensive collection of 1200 design items.
Prof. Dr. Henri Baudet (1919-1998) held the Chair of “History of Human Product Relations” at the faculty of Industrial Design from 1965 through 1987. During this time he also started a collection of these consumer products.
Prepare to immerse yourself in the extraordinary realm curated by the students of the minor Spaces of Display. With the help from the TU Delft Science Centre, students had access to the Henri Baudet collection as a part of the Industrial Design Faculty. His collection of design objects, each with its own unique story, is a testament to a life well-lived and a passion for the extraordinary, from quirky artifacts to timeless treasures.
As an extra treat, we are showcasing the work of the talented students from the minor Spaces of Display at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Their creative interpretations of an exhibition for the gallery space in the Innovation Gallery promises to add an extra layer of excitement to the exhibition, creating a dynamic atmosphere that you won’t want to miss.
Come and dive into the world of Henri Baudet to spark your curiosity and ignite your imagination!
About the work
The theme for this exhibition is provided by the TU Delft Science Centre and the interiors-based minor ‘Spaces of Display’ and gives a glimpse behind the scenes of TU Delft.
TU Delft Science Centre and minor Spaces of Display asked students to design an exhibition space for the House of Delft for a series of carefully selected objects. Students embarked on a creative journey to craft individual designs inspired by these objects, resulting in 16 unique 1:33 models for an exhibition in the Innovation Gallery in the House of Delft.
This year the designs shed light on Henri Baudet and his collection from various perspectives. Students also designed and built a fragment of the building on different scale levels, 1:10 or 1:5 and sometimes even 1:1. With the knowledge gained from the minor, students designed and made a final exhibition that showcases design objects from Henri’s collection in combination with the students’ own creative interpretations of an exhibition in the windows of Delft Marketing.
Henri is MOVING! Would you like to take a look inside his house? Come and dive into the wonderful world of Henri Baudet’s collection of every object you can imagine; from quirky artifacts to timeless treasures, experience the magic that shaped his extraordinary world.
About Students of the minor Spaces of Display of the TU Delft faculty of Architecture and Built Environment
The Spaces of Display minor, part of the chair ‘Interiors Building Cities’, is an interiors-based course in which a small space needs to be designed for carefully selected artifacts at a certain location in the city. Students design and build a fragment of the building on different scale levels, 1:10 or 1:5 and sometimes even 1:1. The TU Delft Science Centre gives a glimpse behind the scenes of TU Delft showing a world full of science and technology. It offers the opportunity to discover the fascinating world of research and innovation to visitors of all ages.
Tutors: Paul Pennock, Rabia Zuberi, Marieke van der Heuvel, Mikel van Gelderen, Trine Kobbelvedt, Leontine de Wit
Collaborating friends: Michael van der Meer, Simon Aerts and Danielle Dekker from the TU Delft Science Centre and Carlita Kooijman of the HBI.
Special thanks to TU Delft Science Centre, Delft Marketing, Henri Baudet Institute