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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Thank You For The Sun

2018

‘Thank you for the Sun’ is a Dutch Design Week contribution by VANTOT (Esther Jongsma & Sam van Gurp), Sander Wassink and Job van den Berg. A spot where people come together to shop and relax, encouraging them to consider what will happen when everything related to energy consumption is redesigned.

 

A warm and lighted spot, sand, deckchairs and parasols turns Thank You For The Sun in a venue where the public can ‘refuel’ in the chilly autumn without having to head out to Spain. ‘Thank you for the Sun’ is a provocative way of getting people to think about energy consumption. 


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Continuous Current

2018

 

Continuing on the Current grid we developed a structure of friendly bright shining disks. Arranged and stacked to your wishes.


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Current Curtain 

2018

 

New improved Current Curtain in three different materials & colors: Copper, stainless steel and aluminum finish: Brass. Other colors on request for a bespoke color contact our Studio: [email protected]

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Current Currents

2017

 

Electric current is often perceived as something frightening, but what would it be like if low voltage would be the new normal? Would we still be afraid to touch it? How can we implement electric components as part of the design, instead of hiding them? These are just some of the questions that VANTOT used as a guiding light while designing their new collection Current Currents.


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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BAR ANNE - Salone del Mobile

2018 Milan

 

For Milan Design Week, Dutch collective Space Encounters was presenting interactive work at BAR ANNE. Far from a regular exhibition, this space ‘by designers, for designers’ stayed open when regular presentations close and offer a dynamic program: “A bar and show combined into one full experience and fun happening (from 11am till after midnight).

  INDEX - Ventura Dubai    2018 Dubai     INDEX Design Series 2018 invited Organisation in Design to curate a special design and inspiration section for the event: Ventura Dubai. It has brought the best labels and design studios to this thriving environment. VANTOT was part of it and presented it’s work for the first time in Dubai. For VANTOT, one of the most innovative and progressive cities in the world, is the perfect place to meet international companies, a design loving audience, and do business.  March 26-29, 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Saeed and Arena Halls.

INDEX - Ventura Dubai

2018 Dubai

INDEX Design Series 2018 invited Organisation in Design to curate a special design and inspiration section for the event: Ventura Dubai. It has brought the best labels and design studios to this thriving environment. VANTOT was part of it and presented it’s work for the first time in Dubai. For VANTOT, one of the most innovative and progressive cities in the world, is the perfect place to meet international companies, a design loving audience, and do business.

March 26-29, 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Saeed and Arena Halls.


  GALLERY - Mint    2017 - 2018 London     Currently our products are on showcase at gallery Mint London. Check it out at Brompton Design Destrict; 2 North Terrace Alexander Square London SW3 2BA.    Photo Credits: Inge Clemente

GALLERY - Mint

2017 - 2018 London

Currently our products are on showcase at gallery Mint London. Check it out at Brompton Design Destrict; 2 North Terrace Alexander Square London SW3 2BA.

Photo Credits: Inge Clemente


  EXHBITION - 'New Icons'    2017 Kazerne, Eindhoven     Who are the design innovators in 2017? If Rietveld would still be alive, what would he make now? Would he be called Maarten Baas? Jelle Mastenbroek, Jella Lena van Eck, or different? The Kazerne is interested to hear your thoughts!  In 2017, the Netherlands celebrates 100 years De Stijl. With a large exhibition, Kazerne joins the theme year Mondriaan to Dutch Design. The interest of the podium for design surpasses the straight lines and primary colours of De Stijl. The focus is on content: the blending between form and function, and the search for a universal language to interprete the contemporary society. Together with the designers and the audience, Kazerne tries to pierce through the zeitgeist, and to predict which designers will survive the ravages of time.

EXHBITION - 'New Icons'

2017 Kazerne, Eindhoven

Who are the design innovators in 2017? If Rietveld would still be alive, what would he make now? Would he be called Maarten Baas? Jelle Mastenbroek, Jella Lena van Eck, or different? The Kazerne is interested to hear your thoughts!

In 2017, the Netherlands celebrates 100 years De Stijl. With a large exhibition, Kazerne joins the theme year Mondriaan to Dutch Design. The interest of the podium for design surpasses the straight lines and primary colours of De Stijl. The focus is on content: the blending between form and function, and the search for a universal language to interprete the contemporary society. Together with the designers and the audience, Kazerne tries to pierce through the zeitgeist, and to predict which designers will survive the ravages of time.


  SOLO EXHBITION - 'Current/Curents'  2017 Ventura Lambrate, Milan    During Salone del mobile 2017, Milan, VANTOT presented 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.

SOLO EXHBITION - 'Current/Curents'
2017 Ventura Lambrate, Milan


During Salone del mobile 2017, Milan, VANTOT presented 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.


  Ongoing Collaboration - Envisions    2017 Eindhoven   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.

Ongoing Collaboration - Envisions

2017 Eindhoven

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.


  Project - Solarsquare Eindhoven    2017 Eindhoven   Invited by Dutch Design Foundation we will work with Solar-innovation company Solliance on a concept for the application of solar technology in the new developed city park situated near the 'Lichtplein' in Eindhoven.     www.solliance.eu    www.Dutchdesignfoundation.nl

Project - Solarsquare Eindhoven

2017 Eindhoven

Invited by Dutch Design Foundation we will work with Solar-innovation company Solliance on a concept for the application of solar technology in the new developed city park situated near the 'Lichtplein' in Eindhoven.

www.solliance.eu

www.Dutchdesignfoundation.nl

  Project - Textiel Factorij    2017 - ongoing   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.     www.textielfactorij.org

Project - Textiel Factorij

2017 - ongoing

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.

www.textielfactorij.org

  Award - Design Destrict Wildcard    2017 Rotterdam   What a suprise! During Design District 2017 in Rotterdam our Current Curtain got awarded with a Wildcard for best non-submitted design.

Award - Design Destrict Wildcard

2017 Rotterdam

What a suprise! During Design District 2017 in Rotterdam our Current Curtain got awarded with a Wildcard for best non-submitted design.

  Nomination 'Eind und Zwanzig'    2017   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.  www.ein-und-zwanzig.com

Nomination 'Eind und Zwanzig'

2017

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. www.ein-und-zwanzig.com


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