New Stuff! at Dutch Design Week 2018
Just as when you where a kid, toys keep playing an important role in our lives as adults, only now toys are disguised as cars, kitchen machines, televisions, barbeques, mobile phones and so on. We take pride in our new stuff, but we dare not to call them toys anymore. My designs however, can be called toys, and they may be enjoyed as such. You are never to old to play.
Over the past years I've started more designs, ideas and objects than I could finish. The past months I've finally taken the time to finish most of these designs, and I will show them together with other brainfarts and designs I made but never showed before!
Dutch Design week 2018
20 October - 28 October
5652 AH Eindhoven
I'm participating in the In4nite project! So the past months I have been experimenting with Colback©, a nonwoven material produced by Low&Bonar.
In4nite is a project combining ideas and creativity of product designers, graphic designers and architects with the technical expertise of Low & Bonar. In4nite enables Low & Bonar to provide relevant design solutions extrapolating the aesthetical and functional properties of the Colback® Technology.
The beautiful outcome of this project will be presented in a spectacular building during the Dutch Design Week 2017 (21 - 29 October). Building TQ, Strijp T, Eindhoven.
Designed at IPKW Expo
The month of June in Arnhem is filled with fashion and design during FDFA!
During the Fashion and Design Festival Arnhem you can discover the talented Industrial Park Kleefse Waard (IPKW) based designers at the 'Designed @ IPKW' popup expo, located in the Shop Passage Hemelrijk in Arnhem. The designers present their collection, story and sell their stock at the "Arnhemse stockdagen".
Every saturday a few of the designers will be present in the popup expo/shop to tell you all about their designs.
Klaas Kuiken – Product design
KRAFT architecten – Architectuur
Atelier Rick Tegelaar – Product design
Tijn van Orsouw – Product design
Studio Joris de Groot – Product design
Studio Erik Stehmann – Product design
Studio Robbin Baas – Product design
Apetrots – Product design
Venture Welding – Product design
Dana Dijkgraaf Graphic Design – Grafisch design
Charley Reijnders – Product design
Sometimes it's nice to just do a local project, so we're busy working out our Arnhempie idea! The city Arnhem is our base, and Arnhemmers are good in complaining about their city, but they are proud of it too, so for all Arnhemmers and Arnhemlovers we've created the Arnhempie tanktop (tanktop = a 'hempie' in Dutch). It can be worn secretly under a shirt, as well as proudly in the open on sunny days.
Soon available via www.arnhempie.nl
With time comes responsibility, so our old outdated website had to go. We hired the talented Van der west Creative Coding to develop our new website!
Beach Rocker selected for FutureArchive
Great! Our Beach Rocker for Weltevree has been curated by Baroness O. for the FutureArchive during the Biënnale Interieur 2016! This is an interactive display of new objects and reigning trends for 2017, and we're ever so happy to be selected! 2017 shall be the year of the Beach Rockers!
Copycat Art Scratcher in Volkskrant magazine
Our Copycat Art Scratcher was featured in the design issue of Volkrant Magazine today.
Interview with O-P-A
I was interviewed by O-P-A, a designplatform in Arnhem. (in Dutch)
Weltevree adopts the Beach Rocker
Great news! The Beachrocker I designed has been signed at Weltevree! Weltevree is a brand with great outdoor products, that all have a special interaction with their user. Very happy to be a part of their brand.
Time to move!
When I first stepped in this space, I said:"I will be hard to fill this room, it's huge!". Now after 5 years, it's time to move to our new studio at IPKW in Arnhem, and the only thing going trough my mind is:"How will I ever empty this room, I have so much stuff!"
For this years edition of Roof Garden Arnhem I joined the design team to make it an even better edition. I've designed this Canopy: easy to build, move and stock, and it's storm-resistent, and I designed the Beach Rocker, the fun version of a beach chair, with all the same advantages, made out of recycled furniture.
New York Times
My DOG Scratchpost for Cats featured in the New York Times as one of the highlights at Maison et Object designshow in Paris.
Workshop Magazine (China)
Nice 6 page publication in this wonderful Workshop Magazine in China!
3th Prize Hema designcontest
I decided to enter the Hema Designcontest with a lastminute idea, the U-bread. Hema is famous for it's smoked U-shaped sausage, and they sell it on bread. Problem is, there is always a large piece of sausage without bread, or bread without sausage. That's why I came up with the U-brood, and funny enough, it won third prize!
My DOG Scratchpost for Cats has been featured in the KLM inflight magazine.
MAP magazine Australia
Our Blocks Collection Chair is feature in MAP magazine Australia.
Best Groomer of 2011 award
For the ABHB2012 (dog groomers organisation) I was asked to make the awards for the best groomer of 2011. A special edition Paper Pup with goldplated nose. I also was asked to make a big center of attention object, so I created this BIG ASS DOG.
DAMn thats nice! DOG has been noticed by DAMn magazine.
New designs at Dutch Design Week 2011
New designs launched at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven 2011! I've been working on some new designs over the past year, The Blocks Collection, the Stuffed Furniture Striped Table and the DOG Scratchpost for Cats.
Paper Pup Publication
Paper Pup featured in Elle Deco (China). Nice to hear that they bought it at The Frozen Fountain in Amsterdam, and took it back to China for the photoshoot.
To be innocent and free
In-door magazine in China did this interview with me. I have no idea what came out, but it looks good :)
My Inflating Light featured in Annabelle (Switzerland), next to one of our favorite stools: the Plopp byOskar Zieta.