Designers


 

  • DEMAKERSVAN

    After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2004 'DEMAKERSVAN’ was founded in 2005 by Joep Verhoeven, Jeroen Verhoeven and Judith de Graauw. They became an international over night success with their famous Cinderella table. The designers put a new perspective on everything they design and like to make unexpected combinations. They not only focus on what it has become, but also on what once was and what it might be in the future. Like true storytellers, they turn function and form into mystical narrative. They work together with market leading companies and work with highly skilled companies and craftsmen. (www.demakersvan.com)

  • Chris Kabel

    Chris Kabel was born in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands in 1975. He graduated in 2001 from the Design Academy Eindhoven and moved to Rotterdam in 2002 where he started his design practice. He works for and with design labels, architects, cultural institutions and design galleries. He is a professor at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art inLausanne (ECAL). Chris has won several design awards and his work is featured in renowned museums all over the world. (www.chriskabel.com)

  • Marleen Kaptein

    Since graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 1999, Marleen Kaptein (Nijmegen, 1971) has collaborated with Stijn Roodnat under the joint name of Kaptein Roodnat. They design interiors, furniture, and other products in a visual language that is straightforward but never bland. In 2012, Roodnat co-founded the design label Label/Breed bringing together innovative manufacturers and designers. It was through Label/Breed that Kaptein entered into a collaboration with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre [Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR)], a foundation that offers technological support to the aerospace sector. (www.kapteinroodnat.nl) foto: Lisa Klappe 

  • Christien Meindertsma

    Christien Meindertsma graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2003. In her work she explores the life of products and raw material and aims to regain understanding of processes that have become so distant in industrialization. Meindertsma devoted five years to documenting the cultivation and harvesting of flax, which finds a fertile home in parts of the Netherlands, as well as studying and interpreting the plant as the origin of linseed oil, linen and rope. Her work has been exhibited in renowned museums all over the world and het Flax chair was the big winner at the Dutch Design Award 2016. (www.christienmeindertsma.com).
    foto: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

  • Studio Wieki Somers

    Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late 90’s. In 2003 they established Studio Wieki Somers, which is focused on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by sensitivity for materials, technological ingenuity and fantasy. The designers work for a great variety of international manufacturers, museums and galleries and have established an intensive relationship with Gallery Kreo in Paris. They have received numerous awards and their works are part of major museum collections.  (www.wiekisomers.com

  • Simone Post

    Simone is a talented Dutch textile, print and product designer. Experimenting, material research and a fascination for how things are made are primary to her work. She seeks for collaborations with companies, pushing the boundaries of the industry. A good example is her project Post-Vlisco. (www.simonepost.nl)
    foto: Arjen Born