Having met while studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven, young Dutch designers Nathan Wierink and Tineke Beunders decided to join forces and establish the design studio Ontwerpduo in 2005.
"From our studio in Eindhoven, we try to do the whole process ourselves. From the idea to the finished product. In this way, we keep the production small and personal." (Nathan Wierink)
Tinekes strength is to build concepts into the designs by drawing on her memories as a child, whereas Nathan adopts a more hands-on approach by employing physical laws and craft techniques in the construction of the products.
With each half of the duo bringing a very individual style to the design process, the outcomes are an interesting hybrid of conceptually driven and beautifully crafted design.
Below are a few of our favourite pieces.
You can see Ontwerpduo work at the Graduation Galeries 2008 until the 26th October.