BERT SPOLDERS

FURNITURE DESIGN
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 & CRAFTSMANSHIP
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
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.

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

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

INTERNSHIP
2013: Pepe Heykoop

JOBS
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