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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Polar Play

2016

 

Polar Play explores the possibility to shape conductivity. Why use wires to connect lighting? The whole object conducts electricity and supplies 10 LEDs without a wire.


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.


Lunar Wall Light

2016


Delicate lighting on the wall. Lunar, part of the Exploded View pendant series is now also available as wall lighting object. It has the same quality LED's, designed, developed and produced with our LED supplier.


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]


 

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.


 
New Webshop 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 through: Info@vantot.com for more info.

New Webshop 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 through: [email protected] for more info.

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  

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

 

 
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


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.


Exploded View Lunar

2014

*NOMINATED FOR PURE TALENTS CONTEST.


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?