BERT SPOLDERS

“Take your pleasure seriously.”
Charles Eames

MATERIALS

CRAFTMANSHIP

PRODUCT DESIGN

STUDIO ZAANDAM

Story

I strongly believe that the relationship with the user increasingly seems to disappear on the background because of becoming more virtual. That is why I feel the importance, as a dutch designer, to combine material(s) and the interaction with the user in an unique signature design.

Materials & Craftmanship

Inspired by materials, their behaviors and construction, I create designs where the tactility, beauty, and context of the material plays an important role. With a pretty tight Scandinavian-looking design materials become again relevant and this results into a close partnership between the user and design. A good example is the collection “Fusion” where the symbiosis of wood and silicon has led to various objects that come to life when being used.

Studio Zaandam

With my experience as a construction engineer and academic background in furniture design, I started in 2015 my own design studio, Studio Bert Spolders in Amsterdam Noord, currently based in Zaandam.

Background

LECTURES
Graduation Work – Studio Bert Spolders, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, 23 January 2016

INTERNSHIP
2013: Pepe Heykoop

EDUCATION
2011 – 2015: KABK Den Haag, Furniture design
KOB Management
MBO Engineering

Jobs

2015-2020 Studio Bert Spolders,
Furniture Design and maker
2018 Otile Design, Woodworker
2016 Goosens, wonen en slapen, Sales
2013 Dutch Design Week, Hosting and sales
2013 Woonbeurs Rai Amsterdam, Hosting and sales
2007 – 2011: PGM Bakker, Project engineer

FUSION SERIES

The Fusion Cabinet, the Lounge Chair and Lamp represent an ongoing research into connections and material-symbiosis. Led by individual qualities and perceptions two different materials, wood and silicone, show how they can cooperate. This research has resulted into various objects which come to live when used.