Why I am in the picture

Why I am in the picture

In the first architectural pictures that were taken it was not to my advantage that all the projects were so different. I work with all kinds of materials and techniques, shapes, colors, and sizes in various disciplines. To give an impression of their actual size I...
Celebrating SUMMER!

Celebrating SUMMER!

I had the great pleasure to work with wonderful professionals in this photo shoot. Top photographer Henny van Belkom for Elle Decoration has pictured the LIFE IS GREAT outdoor collection in action for coverage in international garden and design magazines. And what...
Poetic WALL LIGHTS

Poetic WALL LIGHTS

Imagine a concept where you can combine small glass bulb lamps with over 200 colors of velvet to create textile wall hangings. This wonderful tool gives direction to the kind of atmosphere and experience that is aimed for in any space. From calming to activating, from subtle to theatrical, from colorful to subdued. Together with the appeal of the little lamps and the material this light object offers a wide range of possibilities.

The make and remake of EMMA

The make and remake of EMMA

How I refused a request and won an award instead. After the installation of the monumental light object ICEBREAKERS I received a commission from the residents’ committee of the tallest apartment building in Groningen to create a similar piece in their hall and I...
LIFE IS A PARTY around the world

LIFE IS A PARTY around the world

Some years ago I finally found a compact solution for replacing coffee tables. I like to dance in my living room, so I need all the space I can get! To me, the most iconic tableware is the traditional plates and saucers used in hotels. They are also the sturdiest....
INSPIRATION ON LOCATION

INSPIRATION ON LOCATION

This is a short video impression of the event INSPIRATION on LOCATION I organized at Mannen van Staal [men of steel]. We work together on producing all of my metal designs in the capital of Friesland called Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. It was the first edition for...
END OF AN ERA

END OF AN ERA

  With great pride I can say I was part of Gallery Help U Zelven. Fifteen years ago Carla Aalberts consulted me on opening a gallery. She was close to 60 and I was the first exhibitor she contacted. In the years to come it was the place to go to for leading...
My first LAMPSHAPES

My first LAMPSHAPES

The creation of the DUPLEX lamp for the main building of a centre for the visually impaired was a very rewarding project. It was a pleasure to work with an architect who did extensive research on sight. As a result the basic colours of the building are orange and...