about

Portrait-jvdg-2019

 

about /

Since graduating from the well-being department at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2015 I’ve been working in the field of product design. I work through observations in my day to day surroundings that lead to ideas on how to formalize certain functions. The observations at some point form an image in mind in a more characterized, but still abstract way that then needs further testing. Via drawing and model making in various materials I find out more about the scale and construction of the object. When later on the products found their way into reality I like to use photography to further understand their potential. Through context, framing or highlighting certain aspects I gain information that can be used for future ideas. In general, all projects are realized via collaborations with either craftsmen or the industry. This offers the opportunity to work on a variety of materials and techniques and in doing so keep my vocabulary growing. Art and other fields of expression are also important to my practice. Familiarizing with works from both past and present help me construct thoughts and better understand our place in time.

 

experience /

Studio Formafantasma, 2015 – to date, freelance
Design Academy Eindhoven, 2017 – to date, teaching
StudioIlse, 2015 – 2018, freelance
Aldo Bakker studio, 2019, freelance
Faye Toogood, 2016 – 2018, freelance

 

exhibitions /

Envisions, 2018.10 – 2019.04, Design Museum Gent, Fibre-fixed, composites and design, Gent, BE
Time Is Now Exhibition, 2018.10, Exhibition Dutch Design Week, NL
Envisions, 2018.07, Exhibition design Finsa presentation London, UK
Envisions, 2018.04, Exhibition design Finsa presentation Milan, IT
Envisions, Nov 20 – Jan 20 2018, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
Dutch Design Week, Envisions, 22 – 30 October 2017, Eindhoven, NL
‘Natural Elements x Luminous Minimalism’, May 25-29, 2017, Paris, FR
Sight Unseen Offsite, May 19-22, 2017, 100 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Envisions, May 19-22, 2017, Terminal Stores Manhattan, NYC
Salone Del Mobile, 4 – 9 April 2017, Palazzo Clerici, Milan, IT
Object Rotterdam, 10-12 February 2017, Rotterdam, NL
Dutch Design Week, Envisions, 22 – 30 October 2016, Eindhoven, NL
Ventura Projects, Envisions, 13 – 17 May 2016, Terminal Stores Manhattan, NY, USA
Envisions, 12 – 17 April 2016, Salone Del Mobile, Milan, IT
Transformations, January 6th – March 22nd 2016, Galerie Pouloeuff, Naarden, NL
Graduation show, 18th – 26th October 2015, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL

 

education /

Design Academy Eindhoven,
Well being department, 2010-2015, cum laude

 

internships /

Studio Formafantasma, 2014
Aldo Bakker Studio, 2014
Scholten & Baijings, 2013