One of our favorite blogs, bloesem, recently carried an item about the exquisite Lloop lamp, from the young design team ontwerpduo. We were so impressed, we decided to contact them to ask a few questions.
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
‘A dreamer and a mathematician’ , this young Dutch design duo complement each other well. The wild fantasy is created, and is then surreptitiously grounded by the mathlete; It’s a philosophy that seems to keep things from going a bit over eccentric, and tends to generate an alluring, yet graspable charm.
Designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders – both graduated cum laude from the Design Academy in 2008 – just couldn’t wait to get their imaginative paws immersed into the design marketplace. While studying, this duo nurtured the fledgling design studio. The pair make-up a formidable force, and business acumen aside, they admit they just couldn’t delay the fun any longer.
Tineke’s wistful approach blends perfectly with Nathan’s mathematical line of attack, forging a mind challenging ambience that uses simplicity as the key to our affections.
How did you start designing?
We never ’started’ designing, we always did it, from when we were very little, we were always making things.
What inspires you?
The way children look at the world, nature laws, science.
Who are you favorite designers?
Designers who experiment a lot, stay close to themselves, and with that have worldwide success. For example Ray and Charles Eames, Hella Jongerius…
A selection of their work: