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Bertjan Pot

           “My joy is finding out ways to create a nose or an ear from coiling up a thread and bending material into something that makes you forget what it used to be.” — Bertjan Pot

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           “My joy is finding out ways to create a nose or an ear from coiling up a thread and bending material into something that makes you forget what it used to be.” — Bertjan Pot

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An experimental and fun approach to design is evident in Bertjan Pot's work which plays with form, material and colour.

           Surreal, brightly coloured, and otherworldly, Dutch creative Bertjan Pot (born in the Netherlands, 1975) creates weird and wonderful worlds full of expressive characters and unique materials. His multifaceted practice is well-known for a range of works, including ropemasks, lighting, gloves, baskets, and rugs, all of which reflect his experimental techniques and his curiosity for materials. These creations often originate from material research.

           He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1998, before opening his own studio in Rotterdam. Located in a former gymnasium, it is bordered by a canal and surrounded by trees, the space brims with lights, woven masks, textiles, and furniture that typify his material experimentation.

           His Ropemasks highlight his fascination for structures, patterns and colours. Originally created using zig-zag stitching and coiling of rope, they feature unexpected faces. Although they look like tribal masks, seemingly full of individual narratives, Bertjan says that the faces result from a less-than-successful attempt at making rugs.

           His signature style has seen him collaborate with the likes of Cassina, Febrik, Goods, Hay, Moooi and Nike. He has won numerous international awards, with designs held in the world’s most respected permanent collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; FNAC (French National Art Collection) and MoMa New York.

IN
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           We sat down with the experimental artist and designer to discuss the release of our new, exclusive posters and his approach to materials. Read more

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           We sat down with the experimental artist and designer to discuss the release of our new, exclusive posters and his approach to materials. Read more

IN THE
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In the Studio

           Watch Bertjan discuss his practice from his Rotterdam studio, courtesy of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

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           Watch Bertjan discuss his practice from his Rotterdam studio, courtesy of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
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A self-confessed textile nerd, Dutch creative Bertjan Pot is well known for his ropemasks, lighting, baskets, and rugs which reflect his experimental techniques. His colourful signature style has seen him collaborate with iconic brands such as Cassina, Febrik, Moooi and Nike.