Artist and designer
Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovative, thought provoking and surprising objects.
The British artist and designer studied at The Royal College of Art, graduating in 2002. He exhibits his work internationally and has been commissioned by brands such as BMW MINI, Kelloggs and Paul Smith. His work includes the world’s first GPS shoes, a stained glass driverless sleeper car of the future and tiny sculptures balanced on the hands of watches.
Thomas Heatherwick said this about Wilcox’s work: ‘Dominic Wilcox’s drawings aren’t just witty and beautifully drawn, they are serious challenges to the real world to keep looking at itself with innocent eyes, wondering what else is possible. He is now on a mission to inspire children to become the inventors of the future with his Little Inventors project. “I’ve convinced myself that within everything that surrounds us, there are hundreds of ideas and connections waiting to be found. We just need to look hard enough. Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create. I also experiment with materials to try to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or a computer.” Dominic Wilcox
GPS Shoes & Little Inventors
This is a fast-paced talk about creativity, imagination and the sometimes difficult search for good ideas. I will show lots of my creative work from GPS Shoes to a tea cup with cooling fan. I’ll talk about the many methods I use to break through creative blocks and get good ideas.
I’ll also share my project Little Inventors that has grown quickly around the world. We ask children to think up and draw their invention ideas then ask expert makers to make the best ones into reality for exhibitions. The world has many problems and challenges and we need lots more creative thinkers to solve them. Children have amazing creative ability and so encouraging them to keep that creative instinct into adulthood is very important for the future world.
13:30 - 14:45
CWF HOUSE, Eindhoven