BNO Zefir7: Ruben Pater & Kuan-Ting Chen


20.00 - 22.00

Stroom, Hogewal 1 - 9, 2514 HA, Den Haag

Illustratie: Studio Renate Boere

From 8 October, the best book designs of 2021 can be seen in Stedelijk Museum. We are very honoured to invite 2 nominees: Ruben Pater & Kuan-Ting Chen.


Ruben Pater is a designer at a moment in time when more design is about the last thing the world needs. In search for ethical alternatives, he designs, writes, and teaches while working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ruben's latest book ‘CAPS LOCK: How Capitalism Took Hold of Graphic Design and How to Escape From It’ is a book that retraces the relations between graphic design and capitalism. It is an inspirational book, full of sources for design students, educators, and visual communicators all over the world.

Foto: ‘Met Stoelen’

Kuan-Ting, Chen, BA student from Graphic Design Arnhem, is from Tainan, Taiwan, but currently based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

‘Met Stoelen’ is a book that discusses the relationship between humans and objects - specifically chairs, and the story of them.

The images were used from the archives of the Rijksstudio, which are divided into three chapters: sketches of the chair, photograph documentations of the chair, and images of how people engage with chairs.

Each one of these chapters represents a different stage in the life of a chair - from pre-production to user behaviours and interactions.

BNO Zefir7

Zefir7 is a monthly designers' café supported by the BNO and hosted by Stroom Den Haag. Send ‘keep me posted as a subject to this email address to receive announcements.


Free entrance. There is a limited number of seats. First come, first serve. Doors open 20.00 hrs, start presentations 20.30 hrs.

BNO members get a free drink at the BNO Zefir7 evenings!