The design studio is formed by Iris van Daalen and Ruben Thier, based in the Netherlands. They share a fascination for light, reflection, geometric and organic shapes, together with the transience of nature. Over and over, they see it as a challenge to get hold of these phenomena and to abstract and translate them into new designs for lighting, furniture, accessories and unique objects.
By experimenting with different materials, techniques and research to explore the full potential, hands-on new projects and designs arise. They love to work and experiment with different materials, like wood, glass, plastics, industrial waste, high-tech materials in combination with craftsmanships and digital modelling and fabrication where innovation and elegance come together. This fascination and urge to discover can be traced back into their motto; “Don’t take the world for granted.” By consciously deal with the sources, their surroundings and impact, they want to realize designs to cherish and which will last long.
Iris van Daalen and Ruben Thier both graduated in 2010 at the Design Academy Eindhoven and start their studio in the summer of 2011 in Eindhoven.