We use blinds to block or filter daylight from our interiors. The available systems are highly functional, but low on allure. Light Passage, by Jasper Luijten, explores how to create a visible dialogue with the incoming light. In this series of blinds, he developed graphic patterns that he cut into the surface, transforming each from a blank filter into a playful canvas of optical effects. They are brought to life with the shifting of the light, as shadows come and go in an atmospheric interplay that is always changing.
STUDIES | LIGHT PASSAGE
material and colour studies on graphical patterns
People gathering at the beach, I would describe as a borderless canvas that slowly shapes into a dynamic settlement. I see the beach as an appearance of a pop up culture. We improvise a temporary outdoor living. We celebrate leisure time, get tanned, sleep, swim, chat, play and most importantly we enjoy being outside.
What fascinates me is the attractive contradiction in our search for a connection with the elements and the ways we struggle to protect ourselves against them. This contradiction led into functional / flexible lightweight beach equipment where shape and material is adapted to optimize the relation and experience of the user towards sun, wind and sand
PAN-AV is the outcome of a process that originally started as a wrapping assignment. Using a simple material as tape gives an existing object a new appearance and hides all the existing details and elements. This principle is applied on the well know aviator frame and eventually resulted in a bold and curved design. During the process the focus has been on the curvy / bright colored front. In contradiction with the straight metal legs, this combination of form and material gives these glasses it's unique and fresh aesthetics.
The compositions are part of a research that started with the vocal sound of the Dutch alphabet. Every single letter is translated from sketches into shapes, textures and graphic signs. By combining them, abstract and interesting scenarios are created as inspiration source.
All types of wood have there own specific sound. Soft types of woods produce a deeper and warmer sound while the hardwoods produce a more shrill sound. Together these types of wood work like a beautiful symphony. This principle fascinated me to start working with the sound of wood.
Sound wood is an installation powered by wind and works like a xylophone. Inspired by the old industrial windmills. The installation is placed in public spaces were these beautiful sounds are from added value. To make people wonder, to create a moment and to overrule city noise.
Beirut (Lebanon) for more than 15 years torn apart because of the civil war. After the war ended the line of demarcation between west and east became a symbol. Plants started to grow on the former line, which is now known as the greenline. Beirut is reforming itself into a modern city in the Middle East, where muslims and christians work and live together. The light is designed as souvenir and symbolizes the nowadays reconstruction and balance in Beirut.
Small accessory line STAGE is playful in use and designed to highlight the smaller objects you like to showcase.
EASY AT EASE
Depopulation at our countryside force us to rethink this area. Government, landowners and rural inhabitants play a big role in keeping our countryside attractive and rustic.
EASY AT EASE is part of a network of cabins connected to pelgrim like routes that offers mainly city inhabitants the possibility to escape from the city hustle. With the main goal to clean your mind and connect with nature.
The cabin is seven square metres, only basic needs are included. The window system gives the possibility to play with natural light, to create your own specific atmosphere.