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Above: ArtEz product design 2019 graduates 1. & 2. Mireille Steinhage / 3. Room To Move, Eva Slegers & Floris de Vries/ 4. Jesper Speekenbrink/ 5. Emma Hoogstede/ 6. Yvon Smeets/ 7. Dirk Vaessen/ 8. Bart van Dommelen

Earlier this month the graduates of the ArtEZ Product Design course presented their final projects to the public. Projects on display explored the use of salt in interior spaces, cashless futures and the use of upholstery techniques in unusual ways.

Mireille Steinhage explores the purifying properties of salt, and how it can be incorporated into the home environment. The result is a collection of objects including a humidifier, radiator, lamp and mouth caps that all use salt in some capacity.

Eva Slegers and Floris de Vries

Eva Slegers and Floris de Vries collaborated on Room To Move, a concept for urban living where dwellings have been fragmented into public structures. The focus of the project is a stacked, communal sleeping space which the designers say ‘breaks away from the rationality and hyper-efficiency’ of urban living.

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Last Division, Jesper Speekenbrink



Jesper Speekenbrink’s Last Division project is a collection of football boots that explore the personalities and positions played by each team member through the use of different materials, soles, studs and closings.

Thomas van den Bliek Objects For A Cashless Society, Thomas van den Bliek



Thomas van den Bliek’s Objects For A Cashless Society considers the consequences of a world without physical money, and tries to make digital banking tangible again. Dirk Vaessen’s Brave Hendrik project questions male stereotypes through dramatic accessories made from patent leather and transparent PVC.

Bart van Dommelen’s Plankton Cowboys aims to deal with the looming threat of food shortages by encouraging the cultivation and consumption of zooplankton. ‘We us it to feed fish, but what about feeding it to us directly?’ questions Dommelen.

LUPA by Emma Hoogstede is a collection of objects that introduce play into interior spaces and disrupt mundane daily routines. ‘The starting point of my collection was a set of line drawings,’ explains Hoogstede. ‘These drawings are born spontaneously from the shapes I see around me.’



 










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A quote served as the inspiration behind Yvon Smeets’ project: ‘Sometimes, when I grab a cup from my cabinet, I will grab one that’s in the back and never gets used because I think the cup feels depressed that it isn’t fulfilling it’s life of holding liquids’. The guilt expressed in the quote led Smeets to create Oddities, a series of interior products  made from glass and ceramics which have been made with the product’s needs in mind first. The objects are anthropomorphic in shape, with limbs clothing and fur.



 










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Chloë Geurts adapts upholstery techniques such as padding, filling and folding – as well as the production errors that occur in the upholstery process - to create shoes. ‘For my shoes I opted for fabrics with a certain gloss, such as satin,’ writes Geurts. ‘I have processed these fabrics by pressing them at a high temperature on a felt layer to create a higher quality and new appearance in the fabric.’

Learn more about the Product Design course at ArtEZ here.

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Above: ArtEz product design 2019 graduates 1. & 2. Mireille Steinhage / 3. Room To Move, Eva Slegers & Floris de Vries/ 4. Jesper Speekenbrink/ 5. Emma Hoogstede/ 6. Yvon Smeets/ 7. Dirk Vaessen/ 8. Bart van Dommelen

Earlier this month the graduates of the ArtEZ Product Design course presented their final projects to the public. Projects on display explored the use of salt in interior spaces, cashless futures and the use of upholstery techniques in unusual ways.

Mireille Steinhage explores the purifying properties of salt, and how it can be incorporated into the home environment. The result is a collection of objects including a humidifier, radiator, lamp and mouth caps that all use salt in some capacity.

Eva Slegers and Floris de Vries

Eva Slegers and Floris de Vries collaborated on Room To Move, a concept for urban living where dwellings have been fragmented into public structures. The focus of the project is a stacked, communal sleeping space which the designers say ‘breaks away from the rationality and hyper-efficiency’ of urban living.

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Last Division, Jesper Speekenbrink



Jesper Speekenbrink’s Last Division project is a collection of football boots that explore the personalities and positions played by each team member through the use of different materials, soles, studs and closings.

Thomas van den Bliek Objects For A Cashless Society, Thomas van den Bliek



Thomas van den Bliek’s Objects For A Cashless Society considers the consequences of a world without physical money, and tries to make digital banking tangible again. Dirk Vaessen’s Brave Hendrik project questions male stereotypes through dramatic accessories made from patent leather and transparent PVC.

Bart van Dommelen’s Plankton Cowboys aims to deal with the looming threat of food shortages by encouraging the cultivation and consumption of zooplankton. ‘We us it to feed fish, but what about feeding it to us directly?’ questions Dommelen.

LUPA by Emma Hoogstede is a collection of objects that introduce play into interior spaces and disrupt mundane daily routines. ‘The starting point of my collection was a set of line drawings,’ explains Hoogstede. ‘These drawings are born spontaneously from the shapes I see around me.’



 










View this post on Instagram























 

A post shared by Yvon Smeets (@studioyvonsmeets) on






A quote served as the inspiration behind Yvon Smeets’ project: ‘Sometimes, when I grab a cup from my cabinet, I will grab one that’s in the back and never gets used because I think the cup feels depressed that it isn’t fulfilling it’s life of holding liquids’. The guilt expressed in the quote led Smeets to create Oddities, a series of interior products  made from glass and ceramics which have been made with the product’s needs in mind first. The objects are anthropomorphic in shape, with limbs clothing and fur.



 










View this post on Instagram























 

A post shared by Chloe Geurts (@chloecloco) on





Chloë Geurts adapts upholstery techniques such as padding, filling and folding – as well as the production errors that occur in the upholstery process - to create shoes. ‘For my shoes I opted for fabrics with a certain gloss, such as satin,’ writes Geurts. ‘I have processed these fabrics by pressing them at a high temperature on a felt layer to create a higher quality and new appearance in the fabric.’

Learn more about the Product Design course at ArtEZ here.

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