Bas van Raay (1981) graduated in 2007 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven at the department ‘man and public space’, and studied at the department ‘man and well being’ before. He did his internship at k&h architects in Tokyo japan. His graduation projects ‘heatingpoint’ and ‘station energy’ are a result of ‘public space’ combined with ‘well being’ . Both projects are described as inventions in a grey area between art and design.
After his graduation in 2008 bas van raay published a book named ‘a mix of concepts vol.1′. this book is a compilation of concepts and was a start to define his new art/design studio : atelier vraay.
In 2009 he started building his new serie ‘i am furniture’ and in 2010 he started to develop a range of contacts by showing his work on several design fairs. In september 2011 they opened bas van raay’s first solo exhibition at karena schuessler’s gallery in Berlin.
Later in 2011 started the collaboration with Vij5 by introducing the ‘Schenk’ carafe.