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 that include new experiments based on curiosity, context, graphical elements, new production methods, mathematics and physics.
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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.
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.
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, a large jacquard woven acoustical wallhanging.
How does the eye interpret multiple layered mathematical patterns?
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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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.
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'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.
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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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