One plastic string, made out of old refrigerators, crafted by a robot, into a chair. By combining different techniques, Dirk was able to design an automated but very flexible process. He taught a robot his new craft, drawing furniture out of one endlessly long plastic string. This opened the possibility for Dirk van der Kooij to design in the good old-fashioned way, making a chair, evaluating, refining, making a chair, evaluating, refining and making a chair. Or developing an infinitely large collection of variations. Endless. OODE has now a grey and gradient black/white chair on display at the Singel in Amsterdam.
Adrianus Kundert and Thomas van der Sman of Studio ODDNESS in Eindhoven are fascinated with amorphstructures and randomness. To them, these two elements are antithesis of what is commonly seen in design world that usually doesn’t accept a random process for creation.
Bubblegraphy is a series of vases with a mesmerising look. The pattern on each product is created by a special process of blowing air bubbles in the glaze. The coating creates a three dimensional motive and makes each vase unique.
The conscious designs of Studio Lotte de Raadt are creating awareness on water issues. Ceramics has been used for water storage for centuries. Cooling occurs by natural evaporation through the pores of the ceramics material.
At the base of this collection you’ll find a duo of geometrical shapes, inspired by the architectural shapes and uses of various water towers across Europe.
Studio Daphna Laurens is the collaboration of Daphna Isaacs Burggraaf and Laurens Manders. Both designers graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven where they are based today. They founded Studio Daphna Laurens in 2008 with the aspiration to combine industrial design, applied art and fine art. Together they give shape to ideas, objects, products and concepts creating characteristic products and objects with sophisticated combinations of shapes, materials and colours.
“This series of jewelry, is a celebration of the intriguing moiré effect. By moving or rotating the black front layer, the pattern interferes with the background pattern. Rings or dots seem to appear and to move, making this into an almost hypnotic effect. This jewelry invites you to play and become fascinated by the moiré principle.”
Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007 designer Job Martens gives shape to his world in a handcrafted manner. He has developed himself as a product designer on one hand, and a creative craftsman in metal and construction on the other hand. These two aspects make Job Martens a versitale and innovative designer.
Seasons is a translation of a board which stayed over fifty years to rains and wind; time frozen in cast-iron. The objects with deep grooves and rounded shapes seems to be just found in the unimpaired nature that surrounds Studio Fabien Barrero+Carsenat. Aesthetic is found in the imperfection created by the forces of nature. Combining the heavy-weight, solid metal and the matte black color provides a stately effect. As a table center-piece, painted with pure hot bee wax and placed on a walnut wood ring, the time becomes exhibited in these ever existing pieces.