How & why we work with designers

Vij5 represents a strong platform function for (Dutch) design both nationally and internationally. Since 2006 we have been working together with designers to develop, present and distribute new design. Vij5 now represents products from 28 different designers, a mix of young talent and renowned names.

Vij5 is not a standard design label, but actively collaborates with the designers. Not only for the distribution but especially for the development of new products and the innovation of production processes. By also taking over the presentation and sales activities, they can focus more on what is important to them and this contributes to the success of their own studios. So if you buy a Vij5 product, you support the corresponding designer right away!

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Thier & van Daalen

Studio Thier&vanDaalen is formed by Iris van Daalen (’85) and Ruben Thier (’87). They both graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2010 and started their studio in the summer of 2011 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Ruben and Iris share a fascination for light, reflection, geometric and organic … Read More

Vij5 designer BaasKleinbloesem

Baas & Kleinbloesem

Designers Thomas Baas (1982) and Anne Kleinbloesem (1984) both graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven. They work together under the name Baas & Kleinbloesem already for 8 years. They have their own interior design studio in Eindhoven and created many interiors for the healthcare and private sector. Where Anne has … Read More

Antje Pesel

Antje Pesel is an independent product designer based in Halle, Germany. She graduated with a Master of Industrial Design from Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle in 2013. As a designer she is fascinated by the use of simple objects in daily life. Her products are characterized by reduced geometric … Read More

Vij5 designer MaxLipsey

Max Lipsey

Max Lipsey is a designer from the US currently working in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After an intellectually based education in the US, Max has been delving into a more intuitive, hands on way of working. His biggest design goal is to challenge what we make industrially, to be … Read More

Hanne Willmann

Hanne Willmann is an industrial designer based in Berlin. Her core competencies lie in the areas of furniture, lights and tableware. Experimenting with various materials and their innumerous combinations forms the basis of all her work. Her inventive designs are characterized by her deep passion for details and the high value placed on … Read More

Vij5 designer rENs


RENS (Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren) is a research-based design studio. From Eindhoven (the Netherlands) the duo initiates projects in which colour often plays a key role. Can porcelain colour itself? What does it take to revive a collection of carpets? How do different types of wood … Read More

Vij5 designer JeroenWand

Jeroen Wand

Studio Jeroen Wand creates products, objects and installations that challenge the established order. The studio explores the dynamic raw and unpolished part of design, stimulating the search for alternative forms of what is to be considered beautiful or agreeable. The designs of the studio are not conventional and … Read More

Vij5 designer ReinhardDienes

Reinhard Dienes

The German designer Reinhard Dienes has his studio in Bogota, Colombia. He graduated at the Academy of Arts and Design in Offenbach am Main in 2008 in the department of Industrial Design. He has his own studio since 2007 and his designs are represented in several international labels. PRODUCTS … Read More

Vij5 designer ontwerper JolijnFiddelaers

Jolijn Fiddelaers

Jolijn Fiddelaers (1979) is a passionate initiator, creator and entrepreneur. In 2002 she graduated at the Academy of Arts & Design in Maastricht and since then she has worked as an academic teacher and industrial textile designer for various international companies. In 2010 she started IXX to create … Read More

Vij5 designer BregHanssen

Breg Hanssen

Breg Hanssen graduated the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003. He designs and realizes furniture to the most specific needs. Key element is functionality in combination with honest use of materials and creating accents with colours and combinations. Breg was part of the design team of the first product … Read More

Studio Susanne de Graef

Susanne de Graef is a Dutch product designer based in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Interior product design is at the heart of her studio’s portfolio with an emphasis on furniture, lighting and accessories. Susanne has a sincere predilection for textile and light. She gives light a new meaning arising … Read More

Vij5 designer MichaelFunch

Michael Funch

Michael Funch (1990) graduated the Design Academy Eindhoven in December 2014 at the department Man and Activity. We met Michael during his study, as he worked as an intern for Vij5. His designs are simple and honest, inspired by raw materials and the process of making. His concepts … Read More

Raw Color
Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach

Raw Color is a collaboration of the designers Christoph Brach (’79) and Daniera ter Haar (’81). They graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007 and set up their practice in 2008. In their Eindhoven based studio, they are working on self-initiated and commissioned projects. Their work reflects … Read More

Vij5 designer MaartenBaptist

Maarten Baptist

Maarten (1976) graduated the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 at the department Man & Living. Maarten develops icons for day-to-day activities, each with an elegant sense of presence. Often a tiny detail will be off-key, making his pieces charmingly different. ‘I try to keep a sense of wonder … Read More

Alissa + Nienke

Alissa + Nienke is a material research and design studio with a unique interpretation of surface design, founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers (Eindhoven, NL). Combining extensive material research with the simple mission to put the human experience at the centre of their work, they create … Read More

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studio Mieke Meijer

Studio Mieke Meijer is a Dutch design studio run by Mieke Meijer and Roy Letterlé. A constructive form language, clean lines and industrial details contribute to a strong, recognizable signature. The designs of Studio Mieke Meijer are never purely functional but offer the user freedom to use them his … Read More

Floris Hovers

Floris Hovers (1976) lives and works in Raamsdonk (NL), where he also grew up. After a foundation course in construction engineering and following a study in advertising and presentation techniques, he graduated in 2004 from the Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2006 he founded his own design studio. The … Read More

Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi

Caroline Olsson and Ida Noemi both have a Master’s Degree in Design and have their own separate studios in Oslo, Norway. For the product Epaulette Caroline and Ida were invited to exhibit with the Norwegian exhibition ‘Tingenes Tilstand’ and decided to collaborate on a project. Ida Noemi is a … Read More

Vij5 designer KoenDeVos

Koen Devos

Koen Devos is passionate by the simplicity of objects in which he searches for big and unexpected surprises. Koen graduated in 2004 as product developer in Antwerp. It is his father who introduced him in the art of interior design; not only by experiencing the delicacy of designing … Read More

Lotte de Raadt

Lotte de Raadt has a studio and ceramics workshop for conscious design, where she especially aspires to create public awareness on issues surrounding the usage of water. Her work is a personal reflection on the interaction between people and water in its different shapes and states; from consumer … Read More

Vij5 designer BasVanRaay

Bas van Raay

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 … Read More


Ontwerpduo is an established name in Dutch design and emerges from the collaboration and chemistry between Tineke Beunders and Nathan Wierink. What started as a duo in 2008 is now a design studio with a close-knit team of devisers and doers. The studio is based in Eindhoven, works … Read More

Studio Appétit

Studio Appétit is a multidisciplinary experiential design studio & concept house established in NYC and later relocated to The Netherlands. The studio was founded by Ido Garini, renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the integration of culinary art and the act of eating within the contemporary design, art … Read More

Vij5 designer DaphnaLaurens

Daphna Laurens

Daphna Laurens design studio is founded in Eindhoven in 2008 by Daphna Isaacs (1982) and Laurens Manders (1984), both of whom graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2006 and 2008. The studio’s stylistic research is geared towards experimentation, both in the search for new forms as … Read More

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Arjan van Raadshooven & Anieke Branderhorst

Arjan van Raadshooven (1981) and Anieke Branderhorst (1982) are the founders and curators of the Vij5 collection. Arjan studied ‘Architecture’ at the TU/e and Anieke studied at the ‘Man & Identity’ and ‘Man & Communication’ departments of the Design Academy Eindhoven. They started design label Vij5 directly after … Read More

Vij5 designer DavidDerksen

David Derksen

Nature, and especially the principles and processes that are found in nature are David Derksen’s main sources of inspiration. This results in a strong focus on materials, how they behave and how they can be constructed. According to David Derksen, producing objects is like playing with the forces … Read More

Vij5 designer LeonDeLange

Léon de Lange

Léon de Lange graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2008 and worked at Studio Makkink & Bey for several years. He is interested in the intersection between design and art. With his work he focuses on product, spatial, interior and graphic design, both independently and in … Read More

Puck Dieben

Puck Dieben graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2016. As a pragmatic poet; she likes to search for simple solutions within limitations and loves to give shape to imaginative concepts. In her design process she translates her ideas into simple yet playful objects that are characterized … Read More

Vij5 designer bramstijn


Bram Burger (1984) and Stijn van der Vleuten (1985), both graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven, work as freelance designers on projects varying from (temporary) interiors to fairs and events. PRODUCTS IN THE Vij5 COLLECTION