Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Products from ontwerpduo

Designers of ontwerpduo are Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders. Nathan is graduating at this time, at The Design Academy Eindhoven. Tineke is graduated Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven in January 2008 with the projects 'Marbelous' and 'When I was little'.
'We didn't want to wait with our design studio until we were finished studying, it is too much fun to wait. We started the studio in 2005, during our second year, the design 'tallow' was being produced at that time. From our studio in Eindhoven, we try to do the whole design process ourselves. From the idea until the finished product. In this way, we keep the production small and personal.'

Tineke is working mostly from her memories as a child. These memories are vague but give a very clear feeling and ambiance. This she is using later in her designs.
Nathan is working more from physical laws and scientific studies. This knowledge he uses in his designs. Coming summer his graduating project will be at this site.
When Tineke and Nathan are designing together, this is giving a great mix of ambiance and technique.

"The world of adults furniture and the world children's toys don't seem to belong together.
From my childhood I remember it was always exiting to combine these two.          I used the woodcarvings of furniture as a playfield for my puppets, to play in a new world.
Functional woodcarvings and decoration you can play with. Applying woodcarvings in a piece of furniture that combines the world of adults with the world of the children.
A marble track in a table. I've created this new type of functional woodcarving, that invites you to play with it..."

When I was little...
"Barbie dolls, playmobil and doll houses... They have become too small for me, or I am too big for them. When I was little, I made accessories for my dolls. With these accessories and dolls I made stories. Ordinary everyday stories, with everyday things. Nowadays these stories are special memories. These special memories can be a part of our everyday life again. Looking at my small toys and using their specific shapes and solutions I've redesigned and made my toys the adult size. And when you use my products in your daily life, you can't help to dream away sometimes..."

"Some products always need each other. They belong together like a hammer and a nail, bed and blanket and cup and saucer. By melting them together in one material, their relationship is clear. All tallow."


  • verity says:

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    Still loving your blog!
    I would like to ask you about linking to your blog.
    If you don't mind it would be cool if you could email me your email address
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  • TheYoupiTouch says:

    Hello Emma ! I was in Stockholm last week-end and your guide was very helpful for us, thanks a lot !
    I'm currently writing a few articles about what we saw and discovered in your beautiful city, it was so great !

    2008-04-24 | 09:01:06
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  • Amandusalise says:

    Great work,webmaster,nice design!

    2008-09-01 | 08:56:12
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