Winner Third place 2017 - 9th Mohammed Islam Design Competition, New Dehli, India
Nov. 2017 – The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative participated with STACKOLIVE during the 9th Mohammed Islam Design Competition at the Biennial WFTO International Conference in New Delhi, India. This competition encourages innovation and marketability in the design of products.
These products are produced at: The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative – Distributed by: Tilingo Nepra and designed by Fanny Hofstra.
WINNER THIRD PLACE IN CATEGORY:
Best new home ware product (including household textiles).
Press 2017 - Dutch Design In Development
Tekst DDID, September 2017, STACKOLIVE – Fanny Hofstra reisde in maart 2017 af naar Palestina naar de Holy Land Handicraft Coöperatie. Deze fair trade gecertificeerde coöperatie ondersteunt 35 producentengroepen bij het vergroten van hun inkomsten door commerciële productie. De coöperatie streeft ernaar om lokale armoede, werkloosheid en emigratie te verminderen en inkomen te verhogen. Hofstra werkte drie weken samen met kleinschalige familiebedrijven in de Palestijnse steden Bethlehem en Hebron op de door Israël bezette Westelijke Jordaanoever. Ze was verantwoordelijk voor het concept en uitvoering van de collectie, begeleidde de producenten in productontwikkeling en productie van de prototypen.
Announcement Lecture - Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016
Lecture, Hong Kong, sept 2016. Spoken during second session by Tutors Imme van der Haak & Fanny Hofstra. Lecture topic: Internet of things and Social City. About the impact of citizens and their desires on designing cities. Raising questions like: How to crowd-source city design? The explosive spread of information and manuals via internet has led to a blurring of the traditional distinctions between professionals and amateurs. Leading to major question: How dreams, passions and needs of city dwellers can shape the city of the 21st century.
Students of both PolyU and Design Academy Eindhoven will take part in the project. Tutors Ester van Wiel, Imme van der Haak and Fanny Hofstra will work together with PolyU students in order to offer different points of view. ‘Besides our difference in culture, is our different approach towards design education. At Design Academy Eindhoven thinking includes collecting, documenting, mapping, analysing, reflecting, translating, synthesising, and concluding. Thinking is not only expressed through text, but also through everything we make. Making includes crafting objects, organising activities, telling stories, and designing systems and experiences.’ Change the perspective of the other; use design skills to show what possibilities you see. Be involved to be able to find new views; be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and break out of the ordinary. Research, question, without knowing what you may find and rely on the fact that your analysis will always lead to a result. Not thinking from problems or solutions: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better” as Samual Becket once said.
Winner Commended star - STARPACK AWARDS 2014 - packaging
Sponsored by Logoplaste, April 11, 2014. Judges’/Sponsors’ comments Fanny Hofstra: “Good reference to materials of choice and recycling.” Heinz Design Brief: Design a miniature 50ml (1.5oz) plastic bottle, and a multipack to contain three bottles filled with tomato ketchup, HP Brown sauce and salad cream – a ‘sauce pack’ for ‘on the go sauce lovers’.
Winner BRONZE Award - CREATIVE CONSCIENCE AWARDS 2014 - London
WINNER BRONZE AWARD 2014 – CREATIVE CONSCIENCE
Jul. 2014 Interior Design and Architecture department delighted to announce that Edinburgh Napier design students have received Creative Conscience Award: Elisabeth Tungland, Fanny Hofstra & Victoria Coval – MA/MDes Design (Product) & MA/MDes Design (Interior Architecture) – Ceremony at Design Council in London –Collaboration project. Design consisting out of an eco-friendly, user friendly and versatile pop up shelter designed for Syrian refugee camps, taking into account the importance of family structures and community needs. The shelters are designed to be set up quickly, and are inspired by village and city life, and the importance of having a community to belong to.
Online press - MoCo Loco web magazine - Top Graduation Projects 2011
By Harry, October 26, 2011, Web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture. Five favorite projects seen at the 2011 Design Academy Eindhoven graduates show during Dutch Design Week. One of the five, Bird Bricks by Fanny Hofstra, specially built bricks that contain nesting space for endangered birds.
Magazine article - Tijdschrift Blauwe Kamer - Landschapsontwikkeling en stedenbouw 2011
Tekst Lobke Alkemade, December 2011, Safe Fence. – HEKWERK BIEDT OPENHEID – Een hekwerk dat vrijheid biedt, het lijkt een paradox. Toch was dit het uitgangspunt voor het ontwerp van de Safe Fence van Fanny Hofstra. Hofstra ergerde zich aan de eenzijdigheid van hekwerken die niet meer doen dan gebieden afbakenen. Dat is immers niet voortdurend nodig. Hofstra ontwierp daarom een flexibel hekwerk. In tijden van grote en vooral drukbezochte evenementen is dat nog niet zo’n slecht idee. Met één druk op de knop kan de organisatie besluiten het terrein te openen. Bijvoorbeeld bij het aflopen van een festival, maar ook als situaties uit de hand dreigen te lopen. De spijlen van de Safe Fence schuiven naar de buitenkant waardoor grote openingen ontstaan. De mensenmassa hoeft het terrein hierdoor niet via nauwe uitgangen te verlaten, maar kan op een veilige manier weg.
Magazine article - GIMMII interieur design & lifestyle magazine
International design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, November 4, 2011.‘Bird Bricks’ nesting boxes by Fanny Hofstra, which are components that contain nesting spaces that can be set into the walls of a building during construction, to bring shelter to wildlife in the city, presented as part of the graduate projects on show at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Online press - GIMMII interieur design & lifestyle magazine
wgsn-homebuildlife.com, October 26, 2011. Bird Bricks by Fanny Hofstra – City birds depend on buildings for shelter, but today’s buildings are so well insulated that birds have difficulty finding places to construct nests. The house martin, spotted flycatcher and house sparrow are now all listed as endangered species. It is for these birds that Fanny Hofstra designed her Bird Bricks: components that contain nesting space. The bricks are set into the walls during construction. Bird Bricks meet all requirements of the birds as well as building regulations. Once city birds nest somewhere, they return every year and their young take over their nests when they grow up.
Design Academy Graduation Catalogue 2011
Design Academy Eindhoven, October 1, 2011, Both graduation projects: Behind Bars and Bird Bricks published – BEHIND BARS – “A fence locks you in, makes you feel trapped. Fences always do the same thing but sometimes you don’t want that. Sometimes you want to be able to go through one. That was my frustration,” says Fanny Hofstra. Her frustration resulted in the project Behind Bars. Hofstra wanted to design a fence that offers freedom. Fences for large events or festivals that can open with the touch of a button. The organiser decides. This gives them the freedom to open up the fences at closing time, or if an event threatens to get out of hand and safety becomes an issue.
– BIRD BRICKS – City birds depend on buildings for shelter, but today’s buildings are so well insulated that birds have difficulty finding places to construct nests. The house martin, spotted flycatcher and house sparrow are now all listed as endangered species. It is for these birds that Fanny Hofstra designed her Bird Bricks: components that contain nesting space. The bricks are set into the walls during construction. Bird Bricks meet all requirements of the birds as well as building regulations. Once city birds nest somewhere, they return every year and their young take over their nests when they grow up.