For Dutch duo VANTOT, it’s all in the name. Literally translated from Dutch to mean ‘from to’, VANTOT focuses on the entire process, starting with a technique and ending with the product. The pair strives to find new applications for innovations in everyday life, and it’s not only new-found technologies which have seized their interest. Serving as a guiding light in the duo’s work, antiquated techniques are put to good use in modern day outlets, mutually benefiting from today’s updated knowledge base.

 

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Current Currents

2017

 

Be Invited! During Salone del mobile, Milan, VANTOT presents their new collection based on the newest possibilities in the world of LED lighting. In the solo exhibition 'Current Currents' Vantot explores the possibilities and advantages of Low Voltage. Electrical current is still perceived as something frightening. But what would it be like if Low Voltage would be the new normal? VANTOT experiments with shaping conductivity as innovative interior objects and ornaments instead of putting it away.


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Current Curtain

2017

 

Multiple Leds are powered as electronic current flows through this whole piece. Modular 'bricks' give you endless possibilities in terms of patterns and dimensions while its safe to touch.


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Current's Rosette 

2017

 

Multiple Leds are powered as electronic current flows through this whole piece. The light is spread more evenly as the light comes from multiple light sources instead of one. This gives the LED a more diffuse application with the result of hardly dropping any heavy shadows.


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.

 

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VANTOT is part of this years ENVISIONS collaboration.   During Salone Del Mobile Milano we'll present the outcome of a research for new possibilities in the world of sheetmaterial giant Finsa (Spain).  www.ensvisions.nl   Envisions is a Dutch collective that showcases everything but the end product. The collection of work aims to offer new insights to different phases that would normally never be seen by the public’s eye. By revealing the steps of the extensive research process that precedes a design’s final outcome, the collection breathes life into initial concepts and pushes them towards reality.  Transcending the fear of copycats, the exhibitors reveal more about their work – and themselves – to the public. By doing so, a climate for interaction and exchange is created. The setup is intended to trigger a dialogue between designers, clients and manufacturers, who are encouraged to approach each project as a collaborator. By crowdsourcing ideas, Envisions allows for unexpected developments in the making process and ultimately gives rise to new-found joint ventures.  

VANTOT is part of this years ENVISIONS collaboration.

 

During Salone Del Mobile Milano we'll present the outcome of a research for new possibilities in the world of sheetmaterial giant Finsa (Spain).  www.ensvisions.nl

 

Envisions is a Dutch collective that showcases everything but the end product. The collection of work aims to offer new insights to different phases that would normally never be seen by the public’s eye. By revealing the steps of the extensive research process that precedes a design’s final outcome, the collection breathes life into initial concepts and pushes them towards reality. 

Transcending the fear of copycats, the exhibitors reveal more about their work – and themselves – to the public. By doing so, a climate for interaction and exchange is created. The setup is intended to trigger a dialogue between designers, clients and manufacturers, who are encouraged to approach each project as a collaborator. By crowdsourcing ideas, Envisions allows for unexpected developments in the making process and ultimately gives rise to new-found joint ventures.

 

  Via the 'ein&zwanzig' competition, twenty-one up-and-coming designers will be given the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes during Tortona Design Week 2017 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan. In addition to the chance to take part in the world's most important design event, the German Design Council will enable the winners to establish contacts within its unique network that will open up long-term perspectives for them.   http://www.ein-und-zwanzig.com/awardees/polar-play/  

 

Via the 'ein&zwanzig' competition, twenty-one up-and-coming designers will be given the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes during Tortona Design Week 2017 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan. In addition to the chance to take part in the world's most important design event, the German Design Council will enable the winners to establish contacts within its unique network that will open up long-term perspectives for them.
 

http://www.ein-und-zwanzig.com/awardees/polar-play/

 

The ‘Textiel Factorij’ is a research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands. The research focuses on the history of the textile trade between the two countries during the Golden Age. During the 17th century there was a lively trade route between India and the Netherlands.   http://www.textielfactorij.org/

The ‘Textiel Factorij’ is a research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands. The research focuses on the history of the textile trade between the two countries during the Golden Age. During the 17th century there was a lively trade route between India and the Netherlands.

 

http://www.textielfactorij.org/

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.

The ‘Textiel Factorij’ is a research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands. The research focuses on the history of the textile trade between the two countries during the Golden Age. During the 17th century there was a lively trade route between India and the Netherlands. http://www.textielfactorij.org/

The ‘Textiel Factorij’ is a research project based on the mutual heritage between India and the Netherlands. The research focuses on the history of the textile trade between the two countries during the Golden Age. During the 17th century there was a lively trade route between India and the Netherlands.


http://www.textielfactorij.org/

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? 



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