I wanted to learn more about glass, so I went to John. John is a guy which loves glass, he is been working with it for a long time. I asked him if he could learn me the basics of glass and give me some tips. After that I experimented myself with the knowledge I learned working with other materials (welding,plaster,ceramic,molding etc) All my experiments I put in a book and gave this back to John. Here you can find Johns website
After a lot of color testing we added 3 new colors to the big tea mug family!
More information about the mug can be found here.
For this project I wanted to give children something to play with minimal needs. A lot of stuff is made for kids to play with. But is this really necessary? Does a child need so much stuff to play with, can't I just give them the idea. That was the main thing where I was interested in. So I made 2 different projects with the same concept.
Toilet 2.0 is ready for the future, it's made from 2 parts of Corian which makes it thinner, lighter and stronger. The shape is based on several tests I did when I was searching for forms that keep splashing water inside the toilet. It cleans with 8 different points where pressured water comes out (which we already have in our pipe system). By doing this the toilet is always perfectly clean, so no need for a toilet brush. Also there is a freshener build in the push plate which makes it always smell good! It uses grey water to clean the pipe system behind the walls and clean water for flushing, but this is very minimal since it uses high pressured water.
We wanted to make something so special, so unique that you will never ever think of throwing away. You will enjoy using it everyday, it becomes your product. Since we both drink a lot of tea and we have to refill way to often we created a big tea mug. It's completely handmade out of ceramic, and personally illustrated by lieke. Click here to view the entire project.
I first wanted to make something so I could chew on my pen without making it dirty. When looking at the pen I noticed that you only use the ink, the other stuff is just there to make it work. Isn’t it possible to eat this? That was my goal, a pen where you can chew on and entirely eat. Click here to view the entire project.
The good thing about business cards is that you have something touchable, what's bad is that it always costs material and you will probably never hand out all the 500 pieces. For my card I made a stamp with the same size as a normal business card. You stamp it on anything and just cut it out. Every stamp is unique and it’s always surprising what is on the back of your card. And no worries, I’ve got some cut out with me, so you don’t have to do it yourself.
I like personal hand written text, I also like functional good readable computer fonts. I wanted to create a personal font for myself, a mix between my handwriting and the functional fonts. More of this project
Usually there is no interaction with a robot vacuum. I created a little friend just rolling around and which you could push or kick in a direction to clean. It's has no troubles with cables or anything like that, is strong, and when it rolls before your feet you just kick it out of the way. More info
The object is nothing without the room, and the room is nothing without the object. That was the concept. Very often furniture is placed in a room without having an interaction with the room, every object stands for itself. This lamp connects itself with the room.