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Dutch Design #8 – Fire Drawings by *Glithero*

These fire drawings by designers Tim Simpson and Sarah van Gameren of Studio Glithero remind me of hours of pyrographic fun we had at my primary school’s creative class: it was the thrill of the actual process that excited most, the idea of burning your mark on a bit of plywood. According to the duo: […]

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Dutch Design #7 – Gravity Stool by Jólan van der Wiel

Jólan van der Wiel manipulates the natural forces of gravity & magnetic fields to shape his design – a very organic, fascinating process that makes me feel humble and in awe with the wonders of physics. And the result shows just that: an extremely powerful yet sinister/disturbing looking stool. Jolan about his designs: There are […]

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Dutch Design #6 – Chris Kabel

January is a great month for flowers. Not so much because there’s a wide range of choice – because there isn’t – it brings new life in any dull post-festive home. So I love my flowers, but have a troubled relationship with vases. My ‘wardrobe’ for blooms consists of all-round compatible black and transparent options […]

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Dutch Design #5 – Lucas Maassen & Sons Furniture Factory

Lucas Maassen has employed his 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7). His Sons are responsible for the paint job of the furniture which is build in the factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. As agreed by the contract they signed. Due to Dutch child labour […]

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Dutch Design #4 – Shelter

Shelter is a collection of space dividers composed of Bute fabrics, meticulously unthreaded in to new geometrical patterns. I recently upholstered my ’66 modernist chair with the an adorable tweed by Bute fabrics and love how Henny van Nistelrooy dissects their woven patterns into these works of art. In response to the brief “Shelter” by […]

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Dutch Design #3: Forgotten Memory

Home decor is often made for touch – we want to feel the design & sense the products origins. Design graduate Jetske Visser playfully ponders on this thought and created a product whose origin has been forgotten and therefor can’t exist for what we think it is made for. Jetske on her project: “I wonder […]

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Dutch Design #2: The Flax Project

Christien Meindertsma travelled the world with her pig 05049 – her TEDxTalk on the same pig (how its parts make the world turn) was both fun & confronting. With her latest project Christien dissects the process of traditional rope-making using the original material flax as it was done in the 16th century. Flax used to […]

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Dutch Design #1 - Transcience by David Derksen & Lex Pott

These mirrors will turn me into narcissus…Good design is innovative, useful and aesthetic – David Derksen and Lex Pott have done it for me. Just like its object of refelction, mirrors change over time. Accelerating the natural process of oxidation, Derksen and Pott have turned their geometric repetitive shapes into organic echos of time. The […]

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