Product

Rilly Nice Lamp

For the In4nite project, initiated by Low&Bonar, I was asked to experiment with their Colback® material.

Colback is a nonwoven lightweight material with strong dimensional stability. For me, the best way to turn this into a 3D product was by experimenting with folding. By creasing the Colback, its fibres can be weakened locally, controlling where the material folds. By developing a computer controlled creasing technique, it became possible to make rounded creases. 

Eventually I designed a pattern that effectively creates a very strong and lightweight tube of Colback. Because Colback is a lightweight material, I was able to play with the centre of gravity. 

Year
2017
Material
Colback, Nylon
Dimensions
78cm x 13,5cm x 13,5cm
Rilly Nice Lamp by Studio Erik Stehmann - In4nite project Low&Bonar
Rilly Nice Lamp by Studio Erik Stehmann - In4nite project Low&Bonar Photo by Lonneke van der Palen
Rilly Nice Lamp by Studio Erik Stehmann - In4nite project Low&Bonar Photo by Lonneke van der Palen
Product

Copycat Art Scratcher

Cats like to scratch stuff. It’s what cats do. Sometimes it’s your sofa, other times it’s your face. You just never know with cats. But if it’s expensive or important, chances are that your cat will want to scratch it. I've come up with the Copycat Art Scratcher for luxury pet label Lord Lou

Year
2016
Material
Sisal, Black mdf
Dimensions
500mm x 700mm
Copycat Art Scratcher in home
Copycat Art Scratcher in three variations
Cat attacks Copycat Art Scratcher
Project

Kwastkop

Since we stopped with the production of our BRUSH coat hangers, I was left with 1400 disposable paintbrushes. I tried selling them online, but there was little to no interest for 1400 paintbrushes. I tried selling them as beer openers, still no interest. I even offered a one-hour workshop "How to sell 1400 disposable paintbrushes", including a starting-kit of 1400 paintbrushes, but no luck.

So in a moment of boredom I made a big smiley on my floor using the brushes, which eventually led to making this huge mask.

As Bob Ross once said: "I like to beat the brush."

Please email me for any inquiries. 

Year
2016
Material
473 Disposable brushes
Dimensions
276cm x 186cm
Kwastkop
Kwastkop and the artist
Kwastkop
Product

PERSPEXIVES

Perspexives is the outcome of my participation to the Mtic design project

I explored the theme 'seduction' as being something that misleads the mind. By milling patterns into Perspex rods and sheets I created so called moire effects resulting in the collection Perspexives. It is a set of lamps and a mirror that are both visually attractive as well as misleading, as they change when looking from different perspectives.

Year
2015
Material
Perspex, aluminium
PERSPEXIVES lamps
PERSPEXIVES lamp detail
PERSPEXIVES mirror
PERSPEXIVES lamp
PERSPEXIVES detail
PERSPEXIVES detail
Product

PUP for Cats

The 'PUP Scratchpost for cats' is the smaller version of our 'DOG Scratchpost for Cats'. Due to the success of the DOG we decided to design a smaller version, perfect for smaller rooms, with the same attractiveness. 

Opposites attract!

Year
2015
Material
Polyester, Sisal
Dimensions
62cm x 23cm x 47 cm
PUP scratchpost for cats
Project

Knalfuif

For the 25th anniversary of Schipper Bosch, I was asked together with Studio Joris de Groot and architect Arno Geesink to come up with something surprising to do during their party. So we decided to introduce shooting arrows with high pressure. As targets we used the three bosses, so the staff (and their kids) could shoot at their bosses, success guaranteed!

Year
2015
Material
Polystyrene, pvc
Erik Stehmann, Arno Geesink and Joris de Groot
Shooting arrows on high pressure
Shooting arrows at your boss
Shooting arrows on high pressure
Product

Beach Rocker

The default beach chair is a great concept: few materials, mobile, collapsible, and comfortable too. "But it does not rock," I thought, and so the Beach Rocker arose. Powerful in its simplicity, and actually quite logical. The Beach Rocker is fully collapsible and stacks nestable. A stack of 20 seats is slightly higher than 1 meter

The fabric is designed by designer duo Raw Color and inspired on the horizon.

This design has been adopted by designlabel Weltevree

Year
2015
Material
Beach, Cotton
Dimensions
117cm x 54cm x 10cm (collapsed)
Beach Rocker for Weltevree
Beach Rocker for Weltevree side view
Beach Rocker fabric by Raw Color
Product

Roof Garden Canopy

For the 2014 edition of Roof Garden Arnhem I joined the design team to make it an even better edition. I've designed this Canopy together with Arno Geesink and Casper Tolhuisen, easy to build, move and stock, low-budget and storm-resistant! 

Year
2014
Material
Plato wood, PE foil
Dimensions
400cm x 600cm x 280cm
Roof Garden Arnhem Canopy
Roof Garden Arnhem Canopy
Roof Garden Arnhem Canopy detail
Roof Garden Arnhem Canopy Eefje de Visser
Roof Garden Arnhem Canopy party by night silent disco
Product

My Workshop My Playground

My workshop is my playground. For this shirt collection I've assembled a series of 8 faces from objects found in my workshop. 

Year
2014
Material
Cotton
My workshop, My playground tshirts
My workshop, My playground tshirts
My workshop, My playground tshirts
My workshop, My playground tshirts
Product

:O Chair

The most common office/canteen chair in the world, is not as boring as it looks like. These stackable chairs have already proven themselves in quality and durability, but with a small adjustment (and another colour) it makes the world a little more fun. 

Year
2014
Material
Polypropylene, Steel
Dimensions
83 cm x 49 cm x 45 cm
:O Chair
:O Chair
:O Chair and a dog
Project

Gymnasium House

Designer Floris Schoonderbeek asked me and Timon de Klein to design and build a home out of this empty gym, using mostly plywood. It was a 'design while building', starting out with a floor plan and working upwards, integrating new features during the build. The assignment included the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, and has mostly been a two-man job. 

Year
2013
Material
Plywood, Wood, Polyethylene, Steel
Gym home
Gym home - EH&I publication
Gym home - EH&I publication
Gym home - EH&I publication
Product

Pocketbuddy

Pocketbuddy is a accessory to fill up your shirtpocket, just like the forgotten pocket-square or as a corsage.

"Who uses their shirtpocket anyway?"

Year
2014
Material
Acrylate
Dimensions
105mm x 75mm x 3mm
Pocketbuddy
Pocketbuddy
Pocketbuddy gold
Product

Expanding Lamp

I am often inspired by toys, and at a certain point in my life, I found a fluorescent expanding sphere toy made by the principle of Hoberman. 
All I could think was: "Wouldn't it be nice to make a lamp that could be a desklamp and also a floorlamp at the same time. Just pick it up, and expand it." Necessary? No! Fun to work out? Yes!
This lamp contains hundreds of connections and hinges made of oakwood, and is capable to collapse and transform into a desk-lamp, but can also expand into a floorlamp.

Year
2012
Material
Oak, aluminium, steel
Expanding Lamp
Expanding Lamp collapsed
Expanding Lamp detail
Expanding Lamp
Product

DOG for Cats

The 'DOG Scratchpost for cats' is a scratchpost for cats, with a good dose of humor. Not only does DOG protect your furniture from cat scratching, but it is also THE way for cats to release their frustrations on their "natural enemy"!

Opposites attract!

Year
2011
Material
Polyester, sisal
Dimensions
88cm x 28cm x 71 cm
Cat looking at DOG Scratchpost for Cats
Cat attacking eyes of DOG Scratchpost for Cats
Cat sitting on DOG Scratchpost for Cats
Kitten sitting on DOG Scratchpost for Cats
Kitten hugs DOG Scratchpost for Cats
Product

The Blocks Collection

The Blocks Collection is fully build with oakwood blocks and glue. For this collection I was inspired by the typical carpenter sentence: "Glue is stronger than wood", I experimented with glue and wood to test this phrase, untill I found a glue that succeeded. By cutting a beam up in blocks, and gluing it together as a beam again, it became even stronger than the original beam.

Blocks Table: 1196 blocks
Blocks Chair: 187 blocks
Blocks Desklamp: 17 blocks

Year
2011
Material
Oak, Glue
Me standing on the Blocks Collection table
The Blocks Collection chair
The Blocks Collection desklamp
The Blocks Collection table and desklamp
The Blocks Collection table detail
Project

Big Ass Dog

I was asked to create a 'center of attention piece' for the ABHB2012 Groomer trade day. Working on a small budget I created this 'big ass dog' out of tunnelfoil. After this event I have used the dog on several other events as eye-catcher.

Year
2010
Material
Polyethylene, Air
Dimensions
500x400x150 cm
Big Ass Dog
Big Ass Dog at Pleinpop Schijndel
Big Ass Dog at Pleinpop Schijndel
Product

Inflating Lights

Normally , a lamp is nothing else than a shade that lights up. But the Inflating Lights actually react when switched on. Thanks to a silent fan, which inflates the Nylon , they eventually reach their final shape.

Also available with a timer, making the Inflating Lights a true spectacle of light. (for lobby / waiting room / event)

Year
2009
Material
Ripstop Nylon
Inflating Lights
Inflating Lights
Inflating Lights
Inflating Lights
Product

Paper Pup

These small Paper Pups are the result of a research for ways to eternalise the otherwise temporary shape of balloons. For 100 days, I started the day by making one pup made of that days newspaper, and marked it with the date and signature.

Year
2009
Material
Newspaper
Paper Pup
Paper Pups
Product

Stuffed Furniture

A range of interior products created by approaching furniture as stuffed animals. The collection consists of cotton shapes filled with pourable soft foam that reach their final form by the expansion of the foam. Each piece is unique, because this process is uncontrollable, and it creates its own wrinkles and dents.

Year
2009
Material
PU Foam, fabric
Stuffed Furniture lamp
Stuffed Furniture lamp
Stuffed Furniture stool
Stuffed Furniture stool
Stuffed Furniture striped table
Product

Balloon Ring

The balloon ring was created as part of a research for ways to perpetuate the temporary tension and plasticity of balloons. 
The knob and the ring are both made of balloons, and then moulded, to cast in bronze. It's finished with 24 carat gold.

Year
2009
Material
Bronze, 23krt. gold
Balloon ring
Balloon ring