“Thomas Voorn points you into new directions.” So says the information page on Voorn’s portfolio and, I have to admit, it’s pretty true. Take the Dutch designer’s fantastic “Garment Graffiti” project for example: if you strip the concept back to it’s bare bones, it’s quite simple. However, Voorn’s execution, through his attention to setting and colour, makes it magical. Although he works within a number of disciplines and stretches himself to cover different ideas and approaches to design, my favourite projects are the ones in which Voorn has incorporated wordplay and typography. Not merely confining himself to garments, he has used all manner of objects to create words.
Voorn is currently working on a project entitled “Fashion Herbarium In Practice” whereby he transplants floral imagery onto all manner of surfaces, including toilets, cakes and walls. Delightfully unexpected and aesthetically pleasing, I look forward to seeing what Voorn comes up with next.