“The vase Delta is the best known example of Schijndel’s preference for the triangular shape. This design from 1981 is now a Dutch Design Classic.
Unlike any other glass vases from blown glass, this vase is composed of three rectangular glass plates which are bonded with silicone sealant. Of each plate a corner is cut off.
Dutch architect and designer Mart van Schijndel (1943-1999) had his own architectural firm from 1968 until his death in 1999. He has been the name behind a considerable number of architectural and interior design projects, for which he also designed much of the furniture and lighting. His work is characterised by geometric shapes and clear simplicity. He was always keen to experiment with new materials and techniques, often finding simple solutions to complex problems.In 1995 Van Schijndel received the Rietveld award for his private home at Pieterskerkhof in Utrecht.”
text and images via www.deltavaas.nl
“Construction sites often look better then their intended end result. This vase symbolizes, and at the same time, questions the fabrication process of 3d printing which was used to manufacture it. This eggshell thin vase simply would not be able to exist and function without it’s Voronoi skeleton.”
text and image via Sander Mulder
“The RotterdamRocker is a comfortable rocking bench comissioned by a private collector from the Netherlands (you guessed it, from Rotterdam).
The sides are made from thick, hardened extra clear glass. (for this we cooperated again with VanDijken Glas of Waddinxveen, the Netherlands) The wooden planks (french oak) are tightly connected by an ancient technique: wedges. In this way a very sturdy connection is achieved, which is straightforward and beautiful. The planks seem to hover. The furniture is self assembled within no time.
The RotterdamRocker is part of the wedged series of PeLiDesign. Other members of that family are: The CoatRack and the Laduz table.”
text from www.pelidesign.com
photos by Bas Berends
“Following a successful first edition of Transitions, Baars & Bloemhoff once again invited six designers to imagine and shape its decorative materials in Transitions II.
‘On top organisers’, ‘above lamp’ and a ‘beside chair’ are the products designed by the duo Daphna Laurens for Transitions II.
For Everything But the Desktop! the two designers went in search of the extreme limits of malleability. With a desire to use the material in ways it wasn’t designed for, the duo glued together two layers of Forbo Desktop and thus created a two-tone and also double-sided, flexible material.
The name of the material (Forbo Desktop) then guided the way in considering the objects that would ultimately take shape: as organisers, a lamp and an easy chair for work. These give insight into, and play with, the various properties (colour, texture, malleability) of the material.”
text via www.daphnalaurens.nl
images by Ronald Smits
“According to Plato every soul desires the good, the true and the beautiful especiallyartists andartisans! These are absolute and eternal qualities that arise from a single source. So anything that is beautiful is naturally good and true, too.
Is this idealistic? Naive? I admit, we have just stepped into the 21st century. Nowadays everything seems so relative, and Platonic idealism so distant. But I feel a greater kinship with his ancient philosophies than with our last century’s post modernistic view of the world. Everyone is not right, and everything is not equal.”
text via www.roderickvos.com
images via www.designboom.com