VANTOT is the collective title for the works of Esther Jongsma and Sam van Gurp. Both Eindhoven based designers graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven. Operating from The Netherlands VANTOT focuses on autonomous product design and commissioned work. The Studio Designs and develops works which include new experiments based on curiosity, context, graphical elements, new production methods, mathematics and physics.

 

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Passage Table

2016


Yes its here! Finally our Passage Table got itself into the spotlight.

A solid and bold metal framing covered with graphical inlayed wooden tabletop.

Also available in plain white Oak.


Reverberate

2015


Reverberate, a large jacquard woven acoustical wallhanging.

How does the eye interpret multiple layered mathematical patterns? 

 


Limpid Lights

2015

New additions to the family. 

Limpid Lights continues on the principle of manipulating the light by moving the lightsource. The fresh and bright light of LED can be manually masked with various handblown glass shades. In this way the light can be playfully adapted to a more fuzzy, hazy, smoky, dusky, foggy, blurry and or coloured light.


Passage Plateau

2015

Passage Plateau, derived from the project Passage, is now featured in a new jacket. The wood inlayed patterns come in three different colours: Brown, Green/Blue and Black. The top is treated with a satin gloss coating.  Passage Plateau is a multi-purpose product. It functions well for serving food or drinks as for decorative purposes.

 

For details, sales and contact / [email protected]


Exploded View Lunar

2014

*NOMINATED FOR PURE TALENTS CONTEST.


Exploded View Eclipse

2014

*NOMINATED FOR PURE TALENTS CONTEST.


Manipulating light with movement

Do we understand what happens when we dim the lights? And to what extent could the dimming become part of the design? Exploded View shows that the key factor is to move the light source closer to the object or further away. After all, the sun never fades; it is the earth that moves closer and further away, causing the light to reflect, change colour, dim or die. Ultimately the experiment has led to a series of lamps representing different approaches: Cumulus, which dims through layering; Eclipse, which keeps the light contained or sets it free; and Lunar which plays with reflection.


 

Capital M

2016

Capital-M, city of the masters of Sint Lucas Antwerp and The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. For the first time their graduation projects have been brought together into one exhibition: over 100 students from 11 different programmes will consciously and unconsciously enter into a dialogue with each other and with you. The structure of the exhibition is based on the urban ring, where projects have been organically positioned in a periphery around a centre. The blue-colored city centre holds a numbre of activities and functions: a workshop, a (free) podium, a bookshop, a meeting place…

As a guideline for your visit to this city, you can follow the route of four professionals: Sara Weyns, Guy Rombouts, Kessels Kramer and Thomas Widdershoven.



Opening : Friday the 24th of June 7 pm. 

 

Tuttobene Sales Agency

2016

Great News! From now on Tuttobene is in charge of our sales and distribution of our collection in the Netherlands. Tuttobene is a Dutch platform that connects designers to the market. Founded in 2004, Tuttobene presents a great bunch of Dutch Designers. We are more than happy to join them!


Please take a look at the collected works here : tuttobene.nl

 

New Webshop is Online!

2016

Order our products and pieces though our webshop here.
The collections Passage, Exploded View and Limpid Lights are available for sales now. 

 

For orders, sales and details, please feel free to get in contact with us trough: [email protected] for more info.

 
Driving Dutch Design 2016 Yes! We are part of this year's Driving Dutch Design program. Driving Dutch Design is an initiative of ABN AMRO, BNO & DDW and provides a platform to help out talented novice designers. Together with our personal coach Paul Geurts, we will aim for our goals and will present a conclusion of this journey at the Dutch Design Week 2016 amongst our fellow participants.   Read more: Drivingdutchdesign.nl

Driving Dutch Design
2016

Yes! We are part of this year's Driving Dutch Design program. Driving Dutch Design is an initiative of ABN AMRO, BNO & DDW and provides a platform to help out talented novice designers. Together with our personal coach Paul Geurts, we will aim for our goals and will present a conclusion of this journey at the Dutch Design Week 2016 amongst our fellow participants.
 

Read more: Drivingdutchdesign.nl

 
Capital M 2016 Currently we're working on a very great project in Antwerp, Belgium. This year Antwerp's master studies, st Lucas and Academie Schone Kunsten will join forces to create one giant Master Graduation Exhibition called: Capital M.  Together with Heimat, Vantot will take hands on both scenography and exhibition design as well as the coordination of the project.    Born in antwerp Heimat.be

Capital M
2016

Currently we're working on a very great project in Antwerp, Belgium. This year Antwerp's master studies, st Lucas and Academie Schone Kunsten will join forces to create one giant Master Graduation Exhibition called: Capital M.  Together with Heimat, Vantot will take hands on both scenography and exhibition design as well as the coordination of the project. 

 

Born in antwerp

Heimat.be

 
Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2016 Vantot transformed the old Fijnhout theater to the temporary Fringe Festival Hub in Amsterdam this september. The Hub functions as a temporary bar / night club with theater acts performing at any time during the festival.   www.amsterdamfringefestival.nl In collaboration with: de Staalslagers

Amsterdam Fringe Festival
2016

Vantot transformed the old Fijnhout theater to the temporary Fringe Festival Hub in Amsterdam this september. The Hub functions as a temporary bar / night club with theater acts performing at any time during the festival.
 

www.amsterdamfringefestival.nl
In collaboration with: de Staalslagers

Frozen Fountain - Exploded View 2015 Exploded View, is now presented at Gallery Frozen Fountain Amsterdam. The Frozen Fountain is a shop that sells contemporary furniture and home accessories. The Frozen Fountain maintains close contact with designers emerging from the various art academies both in the Netherlands and abroad. The result is a highly dynamic collection. Location: Prinsengracht 645, 1016 HV Amsterdam.   www.frozenfountain.nl

Frozen Fountain - Exploded View
2015

Exploded View, is now presented at Gallery Frozen Fountain Amsterdam. The Frozen Fountain is a shop that sells contemporary furniture and home accessories. The Frozen Fountain maintains close contact with designers emerging from the various art academies both in the Netherlands and abroad. The result is a highly dynamic collection.

Location: Prinsengracht 645, 1016 HV Amsterdam.

 

www.frozenfountain.nl

 
Dutch Design Week 2015 Yes! Be invited: this year's Dutch Design Week is coming soon.  This October we will present new work on 2 locations during the DDW in Eindhoven. Visit us at our exhibition in the Klokgebouw downtown and in our studio at Sectie-C, Area east.   17th till 25th October Eindhoven Netherlands

Dutch Design Week
2015

Yes! Be invited: this year's Dutch Design Week is coming soon. 
This October we will present new work on 2 locations during the DDW in Eindhoven.
Visit us at our exhibition in the Klokgebouw downtown and in our studio at Sectie-C, Area east.

 

17th till 25th October
Eindhoven
Netherlands

Wetransfer Contest 2015 We feel very honoured to be in the race for best design online! 

Wetransfer Contest
2015

We feel very honoured to be in the race for best design online! 

 
Gallery OODE - Exploded View 2015 Exploded View, is now presented at Gallery OODE Amsterdam. OODE is an art and design gallery which shows a collection of orphaned art and high end design. Location: Singel 159A Amsterdam.    www.oode.nl


Gallery OODE - Exploded View

2015

Exploded View, is now presented at Gallery OODE Amsterdam. OODE is an art and design gallery which shows a collection of orphaned art and high end design. Location: Singel 159A Amsterdam. 

 

www.oode.nl

Art Deli - Exploded View Cumulus 2015 The Cumulus light, part of the project Exploded View, is now featured in a exhibition curated by Tessa Koot at the recently opened Art Deli Amsterdam. Art Deli is an art and design platform which provides exhibitions, food and a shop. Location: Rokin 93 Amsterdam.    www.art-deli.nl www.tessakoot.nl


Art Deli - Exploded View Cumulus

2015

The Cumulus light, part of the project Exploded View, is now featured in a exhibition curated by Tessa Koot at the recently opened Art Deli Amsterdam. Art Deli is an art and design platform which provides exhibitions, food and a shop. Location: Rokin 93 Amsterdam. 

 

www.art-deli.nl
www.tessakoot.nl


Imm Cologne - PURE TALENTS CONTEST

2015

We are pleased to tell Esther and Sam got nominated for the Pure Talents Contest at IMM Cologne! Out of more than 800 applications both Sam and Esther are in the race within 20 selected projects. These will be presented during Imm Cologne at Koelnmesse from the 19th till 25th of January 2015. You will find both projects at the Pure Talents area in hall 1.1.

19.01.2015 – 25.01.2015
www.imm-cologne.de


Heat Capacity

2013

*NOMINATED FOR MELKWEGPRIZE AND KEEP AN EYE GRANT 2013

 

'Heat capacity' consists of a citymap full of pots and pans. For both cooking and architecture, warmth is a defining characteristic. Both a cook and a city planner encounter the question of how to produce, contain, spread and lose warmth. 'Heat capacity' combines both approaches.

The different pans model the uneven way warmth is spread throughout a city. One place produces a lot of heat that is led away, whilst in another place this warmth is needed. By showing these heat patterns in a physical manner 'Heat capacity' can contribute to a better understanding of the principles of heat spreading and help to form them in a more collaborating and sustainable fashion.


Passage

2013

*NOMINATED FOR PURE TALENTS CONTEST.

 

Passage exists as a carpet and as a room divider, made up out of layered wood. In it, old and new techniques meet: the traditional practice of patterned wooden floors is taken up by the new technology of laser cutting.

The work reflects Jongsma's fascination with barriers and tresholds, focusing especially on the process of passing and overcoming them. When you approach the room divider or walk alongside the carpet, the pattern changes. Whereas a barriernormally is static, here it mirrors the movement of those approaching it. As a room divider, 'Passage' functions as an actual treshold, partitioning a room into different areas. As a carpet, the work puts up a barrier in the room: do we still step on the carpet when it's made out of a different material than we're used too, or does its three dimensionality limit our moving space? 


Dutch Designweek 2013  2013   Preview together with Studio Lotte Douwes, Studio Dennis Parren, Ronald Smits and Arno Hoogland


Dutch Designweek 2013 

2013

 

Preview together with Studio Lotte Douwes, Studio Dennis Parren, Ronald Smits and Arno Hoogland

Starting Something, Beijing 2013   Heat Capacity was presented during the Beijing Designweek 2013. Esthers suitcase held the pots and pans of 'Heat capacity'. This vision of heat control in a Dutch climate immediately called for new questions in Beijing. How do the documented heat control systems translate to the Chinese city, where during summers the airconditionings are turned on full force?


Starting Something, Beijing

2013

 

Heat Capacity was presented during the Beijing Designweek 2013.

Esthers suitcase held the pots and pans of 'Heat capacity'. This vision of heat control in a Dutch climate immediately called for new questions in Beijing. How do the documented heat control systems translate to the Chinese city, where during summers the airconditionings are turned on full force?