Inspired by the sunlight shining through the woods, the panels, covered by a patchwork of 3M synthetic fine wood surface resemble an abstract, dense forest. The warm white LED lights randomly illuminate the wall through three-dimensional cuts, resulting in a mesmerizing, unexpected effect of movement through a play of light and shadows.
Stamppot consists of a series of ceramic objects that contain a relationship to tableware. The project was initiated by Kazerne Lab, in collaboration with Twinkelbel – a day care center and ceramic workshop.
While referencing typical Dutch vegetables,the forms remain amorphous; they are designed to be interpreted.
Foster is comprised of three series of crafted objects and is the result of our collaboration with Ibuki, a non-profit organization based in Sonobe, Nantan-city, Kyoto prefecture. Ibuki is a group of young master craftsmen from varying disciplines with the common goal of preserving Japan’s traditional crafts through education and practice.
The traditional, richly laid dinner table and the festive feeling that it evokes became our starting point. Motifs such as artichokes, fruits, fish and shellfish, originating from the abundant spreads depicted in 17th-century Dutch masters still-lifes, were embroidered onto pristine white table linen.
Instead of the traditional, more realistic illustrations, we have used three-dimensional perspective grid-drawings, which occasionally continue off the textile’s boarders.
For the Beijing Design Week we have developed a concept for a street furniture piece which can be used in different ways and integrated in the environment through the combination with other elements. The piece also addresses the relations and possibilities of a little privacy within the public area.
In Between is a collection of hand-blown glass tableware. Drinking glasses, bowls, plates, and accessories of various types and sizes come in a six step gradation – from transparent to white. Rather than sand-blasting, the gradation is achieved through the application of varying amounts of white pigment during the process.
Contrast is the result of our collaboration with Meitheal Mara, and consists of a Side-Table, Stool and Fruit-Bowls.
Meitheal Mara – (translated from Irish roughly as, workers of the sea or sea community) is a charitable maritime cultural and educational centre based in Cork City in the south of Ireland, who’s main goal is to preserve the craftsmanship of traditional Irish boat building.
With the intention of providing the participants a new, fresh perspective on their destination of choice, as well as their term project, they were asked to create souvenirs which would highlight some of the unique qualities of those places – either real or imaginary, as such an object provides a representation of (a portion of-) the essence of the place.
Join is the results of our collaboration with Mr. Tanaka – a master of Tategu – the traditional craft of Japanese wood joinery.
Join consists of a series of three space-dividers. In each piece two lined frames, representing the humble integrity inherent to the craft, are visually merged to create a moment that deviates from the conventional Tategu aesthetic, and introduces angles and shapes that are not commonly used in the craft.
Coiled consists of a series of interior accessories that finds inspiration in traditional ceramic vessels – earth wares constructed by hand coils of clay.
The intricate beadwork of the Siyazama women, in both pattern possibilities and color, is reminiscent of the inherently scaled skin of a serpent.
City of Light illustrates an abstract image of a city. The installation consists of four hanging LED-lit light boxes, featuring layered images of imaginary cities. The light boxes are gently moving by the wind generated by two simple ventilators, creating a blurry, cinematic moving image which comes to life every evening when light turns to darkness.
Re-skinned explores the ways we use and re-use valuable materials.
The collection consists of a series of carpets made from old leather coats that have been taken apart, reassembled, and re-purposed as traditional skin rugs. With a protective, non-slip lining and an embossed serial number, each piece is as durable as it is distinct.
The beauty of a flower does not die when its petals have wilted and its leaves have begun to wither. When water no longer sustains cut flowers, the ghost-like silhouette of Destilled Nature creates a unique centerpiece for faded beauty.
Delicately hand-crafted from wire mesh and then rubber-coated, Destilled Nature asks the question, “Can beauty last forever?”
This conceptual prototype, illustrates how “swimming around in circles” may look like.
The repetitive geometrical shape – a three dimensional representation of the Möbius strip, creates a visual metaphor to life in the fish bowl. Hand crafted from cut glass, the Infinity Aquarium scales down a vast concept of time and space.