I came across the refreshing site of Dutch Designer Bertjan Pot, currently working in Schiedam and as many well known Dutch Designers an alumnus of the Eindhoven Design Academy. The site is refreshing, because it is simple. It provides good photos and it is not only about Bert Jan’s big successes as a designer, but it shows you also some failures and the line of thought behind a design, or the path to come to fruition.
I start here with one of his older pieces:
The Shrunken Stool
was made by sucking a resin drained circular knit on to a eps stool. Because of the forces created in the vacuum, the stool is slightly bent. This gives it it’s organic appearance. It used to be produced by goods but never was a big success.
I like this frankness and presume production will be taken up again in the future.