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Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (born 19 February 1978) is a Dutch designer.
From 1979, Baas grew up in Burgh-Haamstede and Hemmen located in the southwest and central region of the Netherlands. After graduating from high school, he began studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1996.

Baas is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. He is often described as an “author designer,” of which his works lie on the boundaries between art and design. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic.

He has gained an autonomous position in the design field, and his work varies from conceptual designs, limited editions, production design, installations, public space, architecture, interior design, theater design and performances.
His works are in major museum collections, such as the MoMa, Victoria & Albert Museum, Les Arts Decoratifs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Die Neue Sammlung, Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum. And in private collections of Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Ian Schrager and Adam Lindemann. He worked for exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Dior, Gramercy Park Hotel, Dom Ruinart and Berluti.
From 2005, Baas has collaborated with Bas den Herder as his production partner. Most of his designs are handmade in the “DHPH” studio in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

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Irma Boom

Irma Boom

Irma Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer specialising in book making. With her use of unfamiliar formats, materials, colors, structures, and typography she makes the book into a visual and haptic experience.

Irma Boom studied graphic design at the AKI Art Academy in Enschede. After graduating she worked for five years at the Dutch Government Publishing and Printing Office in The Hague. In 1991 she founded Irma Boom Office, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and commercial sectors. Clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Paul Fentener van Vlissingen (1941-2006), Inside Outside, Museum, Boijmans Van Beuningen, Zumtobel, Ferrari, Vitra International, NAi Publishers, United Nations and OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Koninklijke Tichelaar, and Camper. Since 1992 Boom has been a critic at Yale University in the US and gives lectures and workshops worldwide.

She has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest-ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. For five years she worked (editing and concept/design) on the 2136-page SHV Think Book 1996-1896 commissioned by SHV Holdings in Utrecht. The Think Book was published in English and Chinese. Her design for “Weaving as Metaphor” by American artist Sheila Hicks was awarded ‘The Most Beautiful Book in the World’ at the Leipzig Book Fair. Her books have been shown at numerous international exhibitions and are also represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius ‘ research on colours, materials, and textures is never complete. All her questions are open-ended, and all her answers provisional, taking the form of finished and semi-finished products. These are part of a never-ending process, and the same is essentially true of all Jongeriuslab designs: they possess the power of the final stage, while also communicating that they are part of something greater, with both a past and an uncertain future. The unfinished, the provisional, the possible – they hide in the attention for imperfections, traces of the creation process, and the revealed potential of materials and techniques. Through this working method, Jongerius not only celebrates the value of the process, but also engages the viewer, the user, in her investigation.

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Fratelli campana

Fratelli Campana

The Campana Brothers(Fratelli Campana), eclectic artists of San Paulo in Brazil were inspired by the materials proposed by Corsi. They have begun using ‘l’ clay of the future ‘reinterpreting the tradition of their country. They venture into the Amazon jungle and in the favelas to create objects by kaleidoscopic colors with different materials: resins, recycled skins, branches and natural fibers.
Biography
Humberto (1953) and Fernando (1961) Bell were born in Brotas, a city 250 kilometers from São Paulo. With an ‘economy based on’ agriculture, Brotas is located in a region with abundant natural resources. Until their transfer to São Paulo to begin their university studies, they both lived with their family. His father was an agricultural engineer and mother an ‘elementary school teacher. They lived in a house without a floor and with a large courtyard surrounded by fruit trees and streams flowing down the waterfalls in the region Brotas. Humberto graduated in law. Immediately after graduation he officially started to pursue what had been his main interest since he was a child: the infinite possibilities of ‘craftsmanship. In the eighties it opened a small studio of handmade products. Degree in architecture, Fernando was interested in looking for alternative methods in the production design. He studied Le Corbusier and the communicative power and Oscar Niemeyer linear synthesis as well as the fabrication of small-scale objects. After graduation he worked at the XVII edition of the d ‘Art Biennial in Sao Paulo. At the end of 1983, Humberto asked his brother to help him for a big order delivery. Since then, they have become among the most celebrated figures of contemporary design. They are recognized for their contributions to the unconventional reading of new objects together with a positive contribution for a change of everyday life. The first exhibition of Campana Brother(Fratelli Campana) was staged in 1989 at the Nucleon Galery, in São Paulo. The iron chairs collection was called ‘Desconfortáveis’, a selection of pieces that speak of an artistic look, the’ error and poetry present discomfort. In 2009, ten years after the show that started it, the Estúdio Campana was chosen by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, for the celebration of the ten years since its foundation. Humberto and Fernando Campana have been awarded with the Special Prize at the Museu da Casa Brasileira, in 2001, and named Designer of the Year by the Design Miami in 2008.

Dick Van Hoff

Dick Van Hoff

Dick van Hoff was born in Amsterdam in 1971 and graduated from Arnhem’s School of Art in 1996. Now based in the east of The Netherlands, Van Hoff has produced a steady stream of exquisitely crafted and rigorously produced objects for both his own studio and other companies including Droog, Rosenthal, Royal Tichelaar Makkum and Weltevree. Through his own work and as tutor at Design Academy Eindhoven, Dick van Hoff has played a major role in shaping the future of a post-Droog Dutch school of design thinking. His promotion of fine craftsmanship coupled with industrial techniques has forged a revived interest in the modernist principals of form, function and appropriateness. His work is represented in the permanent collection of Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Fond National d’Art Contemporaine, Paris and Centraal Museum Utrecht.

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Davide Medri

Davide Medri

Davide Medri was born in Cesena on 7 August 1967. He graduated from theRavenna Fine Arts Academy, the Mosaic Art Institute and the Albestainer Mosaic Professional School.

After various artistic experiences, in 1997, following his meeting with Dilmos, mirror mosaics saw the light.

From the date of first creation, the glass mosaic mirrors are still the elements of design furnishings that highly characterise DAVIDEMEDRI creations. These are the art works that have determined the success both in terms of market success, press appraisal and recognition by architects and interior designers in Italy and abroad.

Today’s portfolio also includes, besides glass mosaic mirrors, tables, side tables, floor lamps, wall lamps, art works and design furniture made in iron, stainless steel and in glass mosaics.

Craftsmanship is totally artisanal where each single glass piece iscut and fixed by hand assuring high quality and that every art work and design element is unique.

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Boda Horak

Boda Horak

In 1980, Boda Horak completed his studies of architecture and interior design at the College of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague.
In 1987, he was one of the co-founders of the legendary group of designers “ATIKA” that soon joined the European post-modernist mainstream of the 1980s.
Since 1993, he’s been intensely cooperating with the German company Anthologie Quartett and has been creating for them a successful line of designer products that have been helping to define the company’s distinctive style.
In 1980, he completed his studies of architecture and interior design at the College of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague.
In 1987, he was one of the co-founders of the legendary group of designers “ATIKA” that soon joined the European post-modernist mainstream of the 1980s.
Since 1993, he’s been intensely cooperating with the German company Anthologie Quartett and has been creating for them a successful line of designer products that have been helping to define the company’s distinctive style.
In 2012, he started a new project and began to design and develop, together with the sculptor and glass designer Vladimíra Klumpar, a new line of lighting objects under the brand name M.O.M (my object muses). In this year, he began his collaboration with glass-making companies Rückl Crystal a.s, BOMMA, PRAGER KUNSTSALON and since 2013 with KREHKY gallery, PRAGUE KABINET and TIME ART AVANTGARDESIGN in Germany. In 2014 he start cooperate with company MOSER.
Boda Horak has been participating in prestigious one-artist and also collective exhibitions in renowned galleries – Binnen in Amsterdam, Jannone in Milano , Dadriade in Rome, the Moss Gallery in New York, the Limn Gallery in San Francisco,UNICA Las Vegas etc. His works are auctioned in fine art auction houses such as Christie’s in New York. His works are regularly published in his home country and abroad in many art magazines and art books and are also exhibited in museums and private collections.Boda Horak has been participating in prestigious one-artist and also collective exhibitions in renowned galleries as Binnen in Amsterdam, Jannone in Milano, Dadriade in Rome, the Moss Gallery in New York, the Limn Gallery in San Francisco,UNICA Las Vegas etc. His works are auctioned in fine art auction houses such as Christie’s in New York. His works are regularly published in his home country and abroad in many art magazines and art books and are also exhibited in museums and private collections.

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Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma

Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week’s worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s second book, PIG 05049 (2007), is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world.
With her designs Christien Meindertsma aims to regain understanding of processes that have become so distant in industrialization. Her work has been exhibited in MOMA (New York), The V&A (London) and the Cooper Hewitt Design museum (New York). For her book PIG 05049 she won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) as well as an Index award (2009). Christien graduated from the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2003.

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bcxsy

BCXSY

BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary cooperative between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Established in early 2007, BCXSY continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and boutique with the universal and commercial is the hallmark of the BCXSY design experience.
Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects. Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BCXSY never fails to surprise and inspire. By collaborating with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY creates products that are infused with context and beauty.
BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary cooperative between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Established in early 2007, BCXSY continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and boutique with the universal and commercial is the hallmark of the BCXSY design experience.
Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects.

Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
With an approach that is playfully deliberate, BCXSY never fails to surprise and inspire. By collaborating with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY creates products that are infused with context and beauty.
Through their continued participation in international workshops, residencies and lectures, BCXSY has become a leader in the most current design forums and discussions. They bring a wit, purity and uniqueness to the modern design community and continue to carve out their place amongst today’s most influential design studios.

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Anne-Claire Petit

Anne-Claire petit

Anne-Claire Petit (Breda, The Netherlands, 1962) studied industrial design in Eindhoven, where she specialized in textile design. At the Academy she became interested in handicrafts such as printing, weaving and crochet. Her present style and collections still reflect her love for traditional craftsmanship. began her career in 1986 as a designer for Esprit. The four years at this international label prepared her for the plunge she took when starting her own company. Soon, Anne-Claire Petit Accessoires, as she named it, became well-known for its shawls and other fashion accessories. Her unbridled creativity led to new products and techniques and a growing collection. In 2002 Anne-Claire chose to shift her focus to a kids & home collection. Without the seasonal cycle of fashion, she feels free to create and to translate her love for color and natural materials into a wide variety of items.
As the objects became bigger and bolder over the course of time, this grew into two seperate lines: Anne-Claire Petit Accessoires, consisting of toys and playfull accessories and Anne-Claire Petit Home with its furniture and decorative objects for the home.

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