Bert Spolders

Furniture Designer

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 Zaandam

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
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

 

“Art should be born from the materials.”
Jean Dubuffet