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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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, 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.
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*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.
Tuttobene Sales Agency
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
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
*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.
*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?