Dutch Design

Work of Dutch Designers and creatives based in The Netherlands


“For the Pleated Seat collection Studio Joris de Groot was inspired by the production processes of air filters, a product partly made of Colback. Inspired by the construction of filters made of different layers and materials, Joris started his research for designing a new product.

Especially the structure of the pleated Colback and the strength that this material brings into the product, was key for the design. During this project Studio Joris de Groot collaborated with a factory with a specialization in laminating textiles and a factory specialized in pleating, two processes that are important in the production of filters.

In search for the right strength, visual effect and tactility Joris combined different materials with Colback and played with various pleating patterns. The collection seatings created by Studio Joris de Groot offers a new application possibility for Colback in combination with different materials, using existing industrial techniques in a new way.”


Text and Images via Studio Joris de Groot

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Acoustic Landscapes by Robin Pleun Maas

“A flat surface is changed into a three-dimensional landscape. Colors shift or blend in by changing your perspective. I was intrigued by the appearance and disappearance of colors within a single surface. These acoustic landscapes perform visual interaction with the moving body. Strong sporty ropes are combined with soft wool felt. Contrasting materials create depth and structure; the bright colors enhance this effect even more.

This collection of rugs can be applied on walls or floors of architectural environments to improve the acoustics.

graduation project 2016″

pictures and text via Robin Pleun Maas

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“The Colour Catcher is a constant object to see shadows, hollow and convex surfaces and reflections, to make visible tactile colours in varying lighting atmospheres. A study on the colour of shadows. Objects in grey tones placed on colourful fields.




If we fold a piece of coloured paper a few times, we get several divided or sliced colours. Each plane of each folded surface acquires its own tone. The vertical surfaces are darker, the horizontal ones catch most light.
When shadows hit these surfaces they also fracture into many shades, where every fold or bend creates a new palette. The folded surface reveals the layered quality and refraction of a single colour. The folding turns the form of an object into a generator of new colour tones.




The Colour Catchers were designed for the exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’ (on dislay at the Design Museum London from June 28 through September 24, 2017).”


Text and images via Hella Jongerius

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