Gerard der Kinderen

Designer Helmond / Netherlands

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Gerard der Kinderen
Designer Gerard der Kinderen started designing furniture in 2007. He studied product design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the beginning of the eighties. After his study he started his own communication agency and in 2006, after 20 years, decided to make a radical career switch. He sold his company and started designing furniture. Creating furniture and specifically tables has already been done in his family for three generations.
 
Exhibitions of his work: Milan 2007, 100%Design Rotterdam 2007, Maison&Object Paris 2007, 100%Design Tokyo 2007 (his ‘Clothtable’ was selected as ‘Official Table Tokyo Designer’s Week’), Seoul 2007 selected as ‘Invited Designer’. In 2008 Gerard started designing furniture for the new label ZinX and developed the ‘Local World Table’ concept, presented in Milan 2009 at Tuttobene. In 2009 the furniture label ZinX was launched. Presentation at Material Xperience 2010 and at Material Xperience 2011. Several GIO ‘Good Industrial Design’ awards in 2011, on the shortlist of the WIN ‘World Interior News’ Award 2014.
Gerard der Kinderen
Gerard der Kinderen
  • Address Pres. Rooseveltlaan 11, 5707 GA Helmond | Netherlands
  • Tel 31 653428564

Designer Gerard der Kinderen started designing furniture in 2007. He studied product design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the beginning of the eighties. After his study he started his own communication agency and in 2006, after 20 years, decided to make a radical career switch. He sold his company and started designing furniture. Creating furniture and specifically tables has already been done in his family for three generations.   Exhibitions of his work: Milan 2007, 100%Design Rotterdam 2007, Maison&Object Paris 2007, 100%Design Tokyo 2007 (his ‘Clothtable’ was selected as ‘Official Table Tokyo Designer’s Week’), Seoul 2007 selected as ‘Invited Designer’. In 2008 Gerard started designing furniture for the new label ZinX and developed the ‘Local World Table’ concept, presented in Milan 2009 at Tuttobene. In 2009 the furniture label ZinX was launched. Presentation at Material Xperience 2010 and at Material Xperience 2011. Several GIO ‘Good Industrial Design’ awards in 2011, on the shortlist of the WIN ‘World Interior News’ Award 2014.