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WILLEM VAN HOOFF

Ceiling lamp
From the series "Dual lamp"
Manufactured by Willem van Hooff
Produced in exclusive for Side Gallery
Holland, 2021
Air dry clay, epoxy clay

Measurements
90 cm diameter x 45 cm height
35,43 in diameter x 17,71 in height

Details
Unique Piece

Created exclusively for Side Gallery, during the existence of the COVID 19, Willem desired to design something new, something physical, far away from our intense digital backdrop of the previous twelve months. His process began with an experimentation of industrial epoxy clay, using the same spontaneous architectural techniques as his vases, he began applying multiple layers of differing shades of clay. Initially the layering of clay was just for strength, but the process became aesthetic. Once the clay dried, Van Hooff began sanding the clay, when a pattern began to form, an uncontrolled organic print casing the surface of the lamps as the layers of clay began to reveal themselves, creating a naturally textured design.


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    Willem van Hooff (b. 1992, Holland) sees himself as a modern craftsman. After graduating from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2018, he opened a design studio in Eindhoven. He achieves a raw style by availing of primitive techniques. He often works with traditional machinery, methods, and existing products. His work breaths a new, exciting life into traditional materials.

    Van Hoof's ethos maintains that modern production lacks soul, something which Van Hoof is passionate about. The craftsman believes that the coronavirus pandemic has uncovered people's appreciation of the smaller things in life.

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