Bertjan Pot

Designer Schiedam / Netherlands

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Bertjan Pot
May 26 | 1975 | Nieuwleusen | The Netherlands In 1998 I graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), department Man and Identity. In this department with head of department Ulf Moritz I discovered my fascination for textiles. I graduated with a knitted lamp. After graduating I started my work as a freelance designer and together with Academy-buddy Daniel White ‘Monkey Boys’ was founded. While working and playing with materials and ideas we designed our own collection of furniture and lighting. In 2003 the Monkey Boys decided to each go their own way. I continued to work under the name of Studio Bertjan Pot, working with furniture companies alongside a lot of self initiated projects and pieces. Until today that is what do. I design products. Often they are Interior products. The way interior products relate to their users appeals to me. Interior products are not distant and hardcore industrial like power tools, cars and buildings, but also not as personal and hip as fashion. Furniture and lighting design really fits the method I work with. Working on my designs I start small, playing with and focusing on a material or a technique. I search for a system, the DNA, which I will use as building stones for something bigger. The optimal use of a material and technique make a valuable product, each ingredient humbly present complementing the others. I try to make products that can be just a bit more than the function they have to fulfill. My method is both technical and intuitive. Intuition is hard to explain and I think it is better that way. For every decision we make there are several reasons. Some are mentioned, but the best are silently accepted. My technical interest and creative fantasies are a way to push the boundaries of Industrial production. With some intelligence and a little ignorance we might be able to realize what we wish for.
Bertjan Pot
Bertjan Pot
  • Address Schie 34, 3111 PN Schiedam | Netherlands
  • Tel +31(0)104765042
  • Fax +31(0)104760631

May 26 | 1975 | Nieuwleusen | The Netherlands In 1998 I graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), department Man and Identity. In this department with head of department Ulf Moritz I discovered my fascination for textiles. I graduated with a knitted lamp. After graduating I started my work as a freelance designer and together with Academy-buddy Daniel White ‘Monkey Boys’ was founded. While working and playing with materials and ideas we designed our own collection of furniture and lighting. In 2003 the Monkey Boys decided to each go their own way. I continued to work under the name of Studio Bertjan Pot, working with furniture companies alongside a lot of self initiated projects and pieces. Until today that is what do. I design products. Often they are Interior products. The way interior products relate to their users appeals to me. Interior products are not distant and hardcore industrial like power tools, cars and buildings, but also not as personal and hip as fashion. Furniture and lighting design really fits the method I work with. Working on my designs I start small, playing with and focusing on a material or a technique. I search for a system, the DNA, which I will use as building stones for something bigger. The optimal use of a material and technique make a valuable product, each ingredient humbly present complementing the others. I try to make products that can be just a bit more than the function they have to fulfill. My method is both technical and intuitive. Intuition is hard to explain and I think it is better that way. For every decision we make there are several reasons. Some are mentioned, but the best are silently accepted. My technical interest and creative fantasies are a way to push the boundaries of Industrial production. With some intelligence and a little ignorance we might be able to realize what we wish for.