All posts in Uncategorized

Arnout Visser

“it often happens during the process that something goes wrong and the whole thing spontaneously explodes” – Arnout Visser at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Arnout Visser runs his design atelier from Arnhem. He will be presenting his Big Mushrooms light at the London Design Festival this September. Anna Bates: How did […]

Jan Jacob Borstlap, Anke Bernotat

“when you turn off the lights you have this mystical glow – it builds this image of an underwater world” – Bernotat&Co at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Bernotat&Co Amsterdam based design studio Bernotat&Co is made up of partners Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlap. They will present their collection of Radiolaria lamps at […]

Marc de Groot

“This is actually the secret part of the production, so I can’t be too specific, but it’s very precise, almost like making little jewellery hooks” – Marc de Groot at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Marc de Groot Marc de Groot is a product designer based in Amsterdam. He will present his Fractal series at the London Design Festival. Anna Bates: […]

Morgan Ruben

“I dip the wood block base in India ink, which is a combination of black soot and shellac” – Morgan Ruben at Enlightened Design II, LDF 2017

Interview by Anna Bates Morgan Ruben Morgan Ruben is a lighting designer based in Utrecht. He will present his Nero Lights at the London Design Festival in September. Anna Bates: […]

Basten Leijh

How is Basten Leijh doing?

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Joost Gijzel How is Basten Leijh doing?   Basten Leijh has already enriched our lives with innovative bicycles, including the Sandwichbike (DIY bicycle design), […]

Kim Band, Mahalia McNeil, Alessandro Iadarola, Bob Vos

Makerversity – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Speeding up and facilitating 21st century creation   Co-working and co-creation spaces are becoming more and more common. What sets Makerversity apart is […]

Jan Jacob Borstlap, Anke Bernotat

Bernotat&Co – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman When a carpenter and exhibition designer meet   Bernotat&Co incorporates aspects of everyday life into unforeseen, practical objects. Nature, poetry, science, and technology […]

Aukje Fleur Janssen, Henriette Tilanus, Iwan Pol, Jeroen van de Gruiter, Robin Pleun Maas, Roel Deden, Roos Gomperts, Sanne Schuurman, Simone Post, Thomas Trum, VANTOT, Elvis Wesley

Envisions – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman The final work is work in progress   Envisions is not about the final product. Envisions is the blending of continuous collaboration and […]

Anieke Branderhorst and Arjan van Raadshooven. Photo by Daphne Kuilman. Items in the photo: ’s-Chair & ’s-Table by Jeroen Wand, Sandpaper Tray by Baas & Kleinbloesem, Pigments & Porcelain by Alissa + Nienke, Moonrise Mirror by Michael Funch, Brass Lights by David Derksen, Lloop lamp by Ontwerpduo, FlexVase by Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst, Wrapped stool by Floris Hovers, LookShelf by Daphna Laurens, Framed cabinet by Breg Hanssen, Coatrack by the Meter by Maarten Baptist, Sample Series by rENs, Strap stool by bram/Stijn

Vij5 – a portrait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Made for/with each other   Minimalistic designs and pure raw materials blend together in the elegant and functional collection of Dutch label Vij5. […]

Bram Vanderbeke, Carlo Lorenzetti, Edhv, Hongjie Yang, Kirtsie van Noort & Xandra van der Eijk, Koos Breen, Mila Chorbadzhieva, Philipp Weber, Sigve Knutson, Thomas Ballouhey, Léa Baert

Dutch Invertuals – a portait

Text by Federica Marie Carenini Photo by Daphne Kuilman Creating mini-society, Curating Dialogue   Dutch Invertuals challenges its designers to anticipate the world’s developments. The goal of the continuous interaction and dynamic […]

Schermafbeelding-2017-04-12-om-09.15

VLOG by Tracy Metz day 4

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 4   Published on Apr 10, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

Schermafbeelding-2017-04-09-om-10.13

VLOG by Tracy Metz day 3

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 3   Published on Apr 9, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

Schermafbeelding-2017-04-08-om-10.34

VLOG by Tracy Metz day 2

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 2   Published on Apr 8, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

Schermafbeelding-2017-04-07-om-10.05

VLOG by Tracy Metz day 1

VLOG – Spotting design at the Milan Design Week 2017 Day 1   Published on Apr 7, 2017 Tracy Metz was at the Milan Design Week 2017 to spot the […]

Gripper Lamp by Studio Hamerhaai. Image by Marica Innocente

Studio Hamerhaai – London 2016

Studio Hamerhaai by Boudewijn van den Bosch and Niki Schoondergang present Spotlight and Gripper Lamp – London 2016 Boudewijn van den Bosch and Niki Schoondergang of Studio Hamerhaai represent fresh […]

Wall Hangings by Femke van Gemert. Image by Marica Innocente

Femke van Gemert – London 2016

Wall Hangings by Femke van Gemert at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Femke van Gemert studied fashion design and worked as a trend forecaster in the fashion industry, but […]

Lighten Up by Jolanda van Goor. Image by Marica Innocente

Contorno Collection / Lighten Up by Jolanda van Goor – London 2016

Contorno Collection by Jolanda van Goor at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Light and atmosphere also play an important role in the designs of two other design […]

Morgan Ruben. Image by Marica Innocente

Nero Lights by Morgan Ruben – London 2016

Nero Lights by Morgan Ruben at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Morgan Ruben graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2014 and has had many successful […]

Spliners by Maarten Olden. Image by Marica Innocente

Spliners by Maarten Olden – London 2016

Spliners by Maarten Olden at Enlightened Design – London Design Festival 2016   Wood and a love for craftsmanship can be seen in the work of design studio MO,O by Maarten […]

Bo Reudler

Bloom Inks by Bo Reudler – London 2016

Bloom Inks by Bo Reudler for Dutch Wall Textile Co. at Enlightened Design during The London Design Festival 2016   Natural and reusable materials, traditional and innovative techniques, perfectionism and […]

CtD_Bollmann_NicJeske_HIRES-1-1310x600

Jeske Kapitein, Nic Roex – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann Nic Roex (1981) and Jeske Kapitein (1982) are life and business partners. She handles commercial and PR affairs, he takes care of […]

CtD_Bollmann_tenVelden_HIRES-1-1310x600

Rik ten Velden – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann With his furniture design graduation project at the Academy of Art in The Hague, Rik ten Velden (1983) was catapulted into business. […]

CtD_Bollmann_MiekeRoy_HIRES-2s-1310x600

Mieke Meijer, Roy Letterlé – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann They do not call themselves design duo, but Mieke Meijer (1982) and Roy Letterlé (1978) work together closely. They met fifteen years […]

CtD_Bollmann_Kuiken_HIRES-1s-1310x600

Klaas Kuiken – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann With ‘Bottles Collection’, his graduation project at ArtEZ in Arnhem, Klaas Kuiken (1984) immediately garnered success. In a glass oven he developed […]

IsaacBoraRolf

Isaac Monté, Bora Hong, Rolf Bruggink – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann One hand reaching out to the future, the other unmercifully digging into the past. Three designers discovered similarities in their work and […]

CtD_Bollmann_Visser_HIRES-1-1310x600

Arnout Visser – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann His ‘impossible’ experiments gave many a craftsman a headache. Award-winning self-producing designer and inventor Arnout Visser (1962) calls himself a ‘form finder’: […]

CtD_Bollmann_tenVelden_HIRES-6-1310x600

Roos Soetekouw – a portrait

Text by Annemiek van Grondel Photo by Boudewijn Bollmann Rooms dressed like models? It sounds strange and impractical, yet this was what textile designer Roos Soetekouw (1984) had in mind when […]

Schermafbeelding-2016-04-19-om-08.55

Maarten Baas, New! – interview Milan 2016

Maarten Baas – New! Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016   Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek

Schermafbeelding-2016-04-16-om-18.11

Stefan Scholten, Scholten&Baijings – interview Milan 2016

Stefan Scholten – Scholten&Baijings Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016   Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek

Schermafbeelding-2016-04-16-om-17.19

Ekaterina Semenova, Care for Milk at Design Academy ‘Touch Base’ – interview Milan 2015

Ekaterina Semenova – Care for Milk at Design Academy Eindhoven ‘Touch Base’ Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek More info about […]

Schermafbeelding-2016-04-16-om-12.59

Pieke Bergmans, Phenomeneon – interview Milan 2016

Pieke Bergmans, Phenomeneon Short&Sweet – Milan Design Week 2016 Interview by Tracy Metz Production Sanne van der Beek More info about Pieke Bergmans’ presentation

Thomas Widdershoven

We create alternatives – interview with Thomas Widdershoven

We create alternatives Interview by Sanne van der Beek Portrait by Anuschka Blommers / Niels Schumm This is an interview about social design, without discussing ‘social design’. You see, Thomas Widdershoven, head of the Design Academy Eindhoven and owner of graphic design studio Thonik, doesn’t […]

Basten Leijh. Image by Ilco Kemmere

Basten Leijh – a portrait

Text by Jeanne Tan Photo by Ilco Kemmere Basten Leijh is founder of Bleijh Industrial Design Studio in Amsterdam.  How would you describe yourself in one word? Let me think […]

Milan Design Week 2014

The Art of Commissioning Design – debate Together the Dutch Embassy and Consulate General in Milan Connecting the Dots hosted a debate on the art of commissioning design during the Milan Design Week in […]