Open Studio: Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk

Kiki-van-Eijk_and-Joost-van-Bleiswijk-yatzerKiki van Eijk

Additional information Textile Sketch
Part of a furniture collection that brings flat and mobile textile shapes to life in solid heavy metal; the different techniques Kiki discovered in a metalworkshop inspired her “to capture the delicate nature of fabrics: laser-cutting lace, 3D laser-cutting piping, welding and blow-torching fringe, coating gold and nickel thread, and even attempting to fluff-up a metal pillow!” A first sketch of cut and folded textile pieces results in a chair with a flat and textile feeling.

Additional information Bernhardt Workshop
Designes by Joost van Bleiswijk & Kiki van Eijk
Joost and Kiki designed a sofa, which has a surplus value when different textiles are combined. This makes it very easy to play randomly with different colours, structures and patterns. The sofa consists of a light metal frame holding a simple and light base with different cushions. It has an open and modern structure, which makes it suitable for both an office as a home setting. It can be seen as a kind of chaise longue, but also as three-seater sofa.
Joost and Kiki also designed textiles made in different materials including biological yarns: Connect, Stitch, Block, Score and Brush.


Joost van Bleiswijk
Project: Scribble 


Mieke Meijer
Additional information: Since 1959, Bernd and Hilla Becher have been tracing the man-made testimonies to the industrial era in Germany, Holland, France, Belgium, Great Britain and the United States and document both the production plants and the houses in these industrial areas in photographs.
Industrial buildings are a remarkable building type. The architectural shape is completely functionality-based. In the 20th century, most of these buildings were taken down because they had served their purpose and were no longer a tenable economic proposition. That’s why the photographs of Becher remain the only visual record of these ‘anonymous’ structures. This inspired Mieke Meijer to restore the disused industrial shapes and to place them into a new context. By reducing scale and playing with volume, Mieke Meijer creates autonomous interior objects with an architectural feel.


Made by Rens
Additional information: Designer duo Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren of rENs present with DESSO, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company a new collection of rugs named ‘Revive’.
The concept is known as ‘Red by rENs’ which has been applied to a number of other projects where products are given a new lease of life, inspired by the creative process. In this special collaboration between Desso and rENs, the two designers work on the creative process transforming each individual rug into a new work of art, extending the product’s life. They use a manual dyeing process on the out-of-date collections, re-colouring them with RED dye.


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Additional information Keystone 
The whole is greater then the sum of it’s parts? The Keystone project began as an investigation into just
that, where loose autonomous objects create balance, which is created through the underlying relationship of the separate elements. These parts associate with the three basic elements of a roman bridge; the spanners, the elemental building blocks, and the keystone. Our abstracted and reassembled versions of these three elements lead to the Keystone chair, a chair where there are no physical connections. Originally made from concrete (backrest), rubber (keystone element) and ceramics (sit surface). Only it’s shear weight is what holds the whole together. By using each other’s strengths, an independent structure is formed. This version of the Keystone chair is upholstered with textiles from Kvadrat / Raf Simons collection, but also availlable in the Hallingdal collection from Kvadrat.


daphna laurens
Additional information Flat light
Dimensions play a big role in our daily life. Most of the objects surrounding us have been given very specific measurements and are carefully placed on the XY and Z axes with you as the origin.
Optical depth or optical thickness, is a measure of transparancy. The optical depth expresses the quantity of light removed from a beam by scattering or absorption during its path through a medium. Optical depth is dimensionless, and in particular is not a length.
The Flat lights play with the idea of physical dimension and the concept of optical depth. It’s a search for the ‘object’ between ‘the flat’ and ‘the 3 dimensional’. Using perforated material gives us, to a certain extend, the opportunity to control the optical depth of the objects