The complexities of glass have always inspired me. Especially the transparent layers and the way in which light refracts. There’s a real depth that can be fabricated using such a simple material. The problem is, most of these properties are almost unique to glass itself and it’s rare to
Textiles have so many fascinating qualities. Of course, the primitive nature of woven material harks back to our tribal nature as humans. You can just picture weaving bark to make a shelter, or constructing blankets for warmth or clothes for protection. There’s also some deeper thoughts surrou
Many architectural projects are so fragmented that it’s difficult for the architect or main designer to really put their own stamp on a project. This can often have long lasting effects, creating a property that’s not that cohesive overall and fails to hit the exact creative direction th
There’s something about mixing not just the type of media used but also different creative professions, such as illustration and graphic design. It certainly makes for a unique twist on the final output of a design as the influences mix and merge. Here, for example, Dutch creative Jordy van de
You can't beat a well designed interior space and I was drawn to these unique handcrafted objects at the Holland-based shop X + L founded by designers Xander Vervoort and Leon van Boxtel in 1996.
Louis Reith is a Dutch artist who is based in Zetten, Netherlands and has created this series of collages that are juxtaposed with bold shapes, architectural spaces, landscapes and other artefacts.
A project by Hubert and Elisabeth van Doorne named 'bottle-up' who have made a series from empty bottles that are part of an initiative to solve the trouble of glass waste on the island of Zanzibar.
Dutch label Puik, under the art direction of Tineke Beunders of Ontwerpduo design, looks to represent contemporary dutch designers and give a platform for them to put their ideas in to reality.
Working in collaboration with various independent craftsmen, Iraqi born designer Hozan Zangana has been able to make unique objects that obscure the functionality of the piece at hand.
Dutch designer and craftsman Djim Berger has pushed a mixture of porcelain and polystyrene to the limits, creating this fantastic series of monolithic-looking stools and benches.
Design studio OS & OOS, run and founded by Dutch designers Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen, have tried to play with light in unusual ways with their series of glass sculptures called "Perspectives".
Sabine Marcelis coins her work "magical moments within materiality", a creative approach to the manufacturing process, using the constraints of industrial design to create new possibilities.