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We do special projects, or let's say unusual, for unusual people, projects or purposes. We connect creatives, designers, local crafts and you by continuously inventing new projects and products.

Myceliumchair by Eric Klarenbeek
MyceliumChair
Studio Eric Klarenbeek most recent project is the myceliumchair, a chair in which 3D printing and growing material are combined.

Designer Eric Klarenbeek interest is combining materials in unexpected ways. Klarenbeek is exploring ways of making 3D prints of living organisms, such as mycelium, the threadlike network in fungi. He uses experimental raw materials for printing material: organic substrate for mushroom growing and bioplastics. Working with scientists, Klarenbeek has printed a chair from straw, with a thin coating of bioplastic. Once it is mature it should be strong enough to support a person. The chair is a metaphor for what can be achieved with materials and production methods.

Thanks to: CNC Exotic Mushrooms, Wageningen UR ⋅ Plant Breeding ⋅ Mushroom Research Group, Beelden op de Berg
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- 2013:
- okt, Ode aan de stad, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
- okt, Monnikenwerk, exhibition, Atelier NL, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
- okt, Mushroomchair, composed exhibition, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
- okt, Designers' Open, 'Smart technology - new design', Leipziger Messe, Germany
- Castellum Fectio, public space design for oldest and biggest dutch roman castellum, Province Utrecht
- Interactive light installation, Ymere, Haarlem
- jun - sept, Reshaping Nature, Beelden op de Berg for Wageningen UR, University and Research centre
- 2012:
- jul, identity, furniture, public space design for the Dutch Waterline and Ministry of the Netherlands
- apr - jun, Ultrabody, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy
- mar - may, Liberation of light, Yksi, Eindhoven
- dec, led leaves, lighting, Dezeen Watch Store, Zurich
- nov, Droog lab, workshop, open discussion on design process and the future of design, Mumbai, India
- okt - feb, Boijmans van Beuningen, New energy in design and art
- 2011:
- okt - dec, Beijing Design Week and Guangzhou design week, China
- okt, Woonbeurs, ViaMilano, Amsterdam
- mai, Designsalon, Amsterdam
- apr, Flight of Objects, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week, Italy
- jan - apr, Post Fossil, Design Museum Holon, Israel
- 2010:
- okt, Grenswerk by Joris Laarman, Over Leven, Enschede - sep, Designhuis, Liberation of Light, Eindhoven - jun, Timetravellers, public park design, speelbos Nieuw Wulven, Houten
- may - oct, World Expo 2010, Windlight on the Dutch Pavilion for John Kormeling, Shanghai
- apr - jun, 21_21 Designsight, Japan



Press database online, May 2011
We're proud to announce that all our press images are available for download on high res. This is the portal for all our projects, including our recent exhibition in Milan, Flight of Objects. You can access them by clicking on below image:
Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual, Press kit

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Flight of Objects - International designweek Milan, with Drift, Studio Molen and Sebastian Brajkovic - April, 2011
Here are the images of the Salone del Mobile, Milan. It was a great week, showing variety in our way of designing. We presented: Deluge 3D curtains, Self assembly DIY LED Leaf, our natural perfume 'Deluge', and Lucid Dream crystalglass LED lights. If you'd like to receive info concerning purchasing the pieces or press info, don't feel hesitated to send us an email.
Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual, Press kit

Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual, Press kit DELUGE - 3D curtain
By turning round the order of the net and curtain a 3-dimensional effect is being introduced as a window darkening system. Especially for Salone del Mobile Eric created a landscape titled Deluge consisting out of 2 layers of silk organza, confronting us with a reality that is either poetic as well as overwhelming and hits you right in the face. At a time where nature disasters are breaking records we cannot ignore that earth’s power is something we live with or once will become a part of.    Price range, starts at € 150,- per square meter

Deluge Perfume, Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual, Press kit
DELUGE - perfume
In times where the food and cosmetic industry is merely using synthetic components, we have to find a new balance in how we treat nature and ourselves. Deluge is based on local, natural and ecological ingredients. The bottle won't leak it's perfume, it only gives a drop when you shake, due to its capillary action.    Price range, starts at €80,- per bottle

Lucid Dream, Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual LUCID DREAM
Handblown crystal-glass with high brightness LEDs. The lucid dream shows the ability of glass to transmit light by internal reflection, spreading light energy of LED’s on an extreme efficient way throughout its complete surface, as an illuminating soap bubble.    Prices range, starts at € 1.500,-

Flight of Objects, Salone del mobile 2011, Eric Klarenbeek, Designer of the unusual

Self Assembly LED light, LED leaf, Eric Klarenbeek, FOO, Flight of Objects, Milan, Salone del Mobile LED LEAF
The ‘Led-Leaf’ lamp is a one 5 Watts LED lighting system introducing durable and efficient LEDs with minimal material and low cost production methods in a do-it-yourself package. The leaf itself functions not only as a lampshade, but at the same time as a cooler for the high-efficient power LED.    The LED leaf is still in development, for further details please contact our studio.


3D Curtains design by Eric Klarenbeek, for Hunting Apartment by Ooze Architects

3D Curtains design by Eric Klarenbeek, for Hunting Apartment by Ooze Architects

3D Curtains design by Eric Klarenbeek, for Hunting Apartment by Ooze Architects

3D Curtains design by Eric Klarenbeek, for Hunting Apartment by Ooze Architects
3D Curtains for the Hunting apartment - interior by Ooze Architects - Knokke - August, 2010
Curtains for private apartment in Belgium, which has been designed by Ooze Architects. For an apartment at the seaside of Knokke, Belgium, we were asked to design curtains for the living and bedrooms. The living room has a view on the sea, and for this we created 3 layers of 'voile' curtains, working as a 3D panorama, with on every layer different boats in depth, drawn by Eric Klarenbeek. The backside view of he apartment is poor due to the facing housing block. Therefore we created two layers of curtains. One thick light absorbing curtain, with the dutch dunes, and one layer of a thin voile, with plants and animals. Photographed by Eric Klarenbeek in the dutch dunes of the island Texel. Especially at night it's difficult to distinguish whether its real or virtual, giving you a feeling of being able to step out of your door, right in the fields.


Floating Light at 21-21 Design, design Eric Klarenbeek

Li Edelkoort at 21-21 Design Sight Floating Light Eric Klarenbeek
21-21 Design Sight - Post Fossil - Tokyo 24 April - 27 June 2010
Curated by both Li Edelkoort (on the photo) and Issey Miyake, we created a new Floating Light, a light object, floating on the heat of its own light source. Presented at the exhibition Post Fossil in 21-21 Design Sight, which is situated in a building by architect Tadao Ando. http://www.2121designsight.jp/pstfsl/participants-e.html


Foto Liesje Reyskens - Lucid Dream by Eric Klarenbeek
Z33- Design by Performance - Hasselt 14 March - 30 May, Opening 13th of mai, 19:30
Contemporary art and design centre, an overview of new performative and process oriented experiments in contemporary design. Showing "Work-Survey" a short movie of 9:36min, please check the previous post called Work-Survey to watch the movie.This movie was shown together with two "Lucid Dreams", which are prismatic crystalglass led lights (check previous posts).


Droog Design - Roll on Scent -Perfume by Eric Klarenbeek
Droog Design - Roll on Scent - Perfume by Eric Klarenbeek
Droog Design, Fuori Salone - Everything must go! - Milan 14 - 18 April 2010
For the Fuori Salone during the Milan design week, we were invited to participate in 'Everything must go', reviving and transforming items lost to bankruptcies. For Droog Design we created a series of three perfumes; Miller, Flowergirl and The odd one out. We got these found bottles, and searched around our house for ingredients to upgrade its value. The collected ingredients were put on oil, and we extracted its fragrance. After this test phase, we created our own pure natural perfumes, with ingredients from a local distiller, a perfume maker and a windmill. This to create awareness of the fragrances used by the perfume industry. Many people aren't aware that all the ingredients used are completely synthetic. Our true natural perfume, preserving it's natural power is now available at the Droog Store, Amsterdam


Lucid Dream at the V&A in London by Eric Klarenbeek
Victoria & Albert Museum - In Praise of Shadows - London 19 - 27 September 2009
For The London Design Festival we created a new generation of Lucid Dream glass pieces. This special prismatic (instead of diffusing) highly efficient LED lights, were featured in this exhibition.


Chopwood, Parade - Utrecht, Amsterdam - July till August 2009
Specially for the great frontman of Coparck Odilo Girod who recently launched his first solo-album, and which is downloadable for free on his website, we developed a series of products to accompany his cd-release. This took place in the Paradiso and Melkweg theatres, Amsterdam. I've uploaded a short movie of Odilo Girod with the smoke bubble machine
Check out this movie, a preview of the performance with our Smoke Bubble Machine!


Plie by Eric Klarenbeek

Plie by Eric Klarenbeek

Plie by Eric Klarenbeek


Experimentadesign, Lisbon - 09 September - 08 November 2009

During Experimenta at the Lapse in Time exhibition, Experimentadesign in Lisbon, we presented the process of the floating light project with a new piece Plié. As a mix between performance and product, we installed the presented works during the opening, starting with an empty space, which slowly converted into the exhibition space, working together with choreographer Nuno Almeida and his students from the dance academy of Lisbon. Here you can you the movie of the rehearsal.


Opening Wandkleed bij Marienwaerdt, ontwerp Eric Klarenbeek

Wandkleed bij Marienwaerdt, ontwerp Eric Klarenbeek
Marienwaërdt

End of May we opened a horse route, interior, wand ropes and furniture for the Province Gelderland at Marienwaerdt.
This together with 10 benches for to the formal Dutch defence line, De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. Above you can see 2 of the woven wand ropes, one of the dutch defense line, with the flooded area in darkblue and it's fortresses in gold. The other map is of Landgoed Marienwaërdt, with it's new horse route. The animals, trees and plants are actual living there and are photographed by us or from online location based inventories of local flora and fauna.



Work Survey

This is my first real movie, co-directed by Efrem Stein. We started working together during his performance 'Opgezet', which was based on my animatronic cat Poekie. We thought it would be great to create something together, resulting in this movie. I'm really proud of it and of the performers who supported this project, please take time to see it on youtube at high quality.
Work Survey, movie, 9:29 min. Performers; Efrem Stein, Marta Navaridas, Annette Welling, Jonna Ollikainen


Eye Jewellery by Eric Klarenbeek

Eye Jewellery by Eric Klarenbeek


Eye Jewellery

This movie was first presented at the Wonder Room of Selfridges, London, UK together with three unique Eye Jewellery collector pieces. It's viewed over 250.000 times on youtube, and got published and broadcasted worldwide. It was published in the Times (2x), Indian Times, ABC, Der Spiegel and was nominated as Top Rated Fashion Trend by ITN and Asia Television, which has over 18 million viewers.
Eye Jewellery, movie by Eric Klarenbeek, Music: NIN - Ghost, 1:08 min


ROC, Eric Klarenbeek for Studio Makkink & Bey

ROC, Eric Klarenbeek for Studio Makkink & Bey

ROC, Eric Klarenbeek for Studio Makkink & Bey

ROC, Eric Klarenbeek for Studio Makkink & Bey
ROC Apeldoorn - Interior design - for Studio Makkink & Bey
Flexible workspaces at horeca and technical educational departments of the ROC Aventus in Apeldoorn. We recycled the old furniture and gave it a new live by repainting them. Through decoration you can see it's original skin and structure. For the floor I've experimented with textiles and casting methods, resulting in a textile print, embedded in a transparent casted floor.


Alef0 by Eric Klarenbeek
Alef 0 - for the exhibtion NAT - MU - Eindhoven
NAT Designing Nature. For this exhibition we created an solar powered light searching robot, saving his energy to burn dots during his journey. This to infect the other exhibited designs, which were created for this exhibition. He needed quite a lot of energy in order to walk, and save enough power to create a burning pattern, what made him pretty slow on interior lighting. One week was a bit short for our autonomous destroying robot, to really create serious damage. The fun thing was that the exhibitors covered him (and his solarcells) with a blanket every night, so he couldn't burn the whole place down.


Red, White, Blue, postcard cheeseslicer by Eric Klarenbeek
Red, White, Blue - for Droog Design
NAT Designing Nature. For this exhibition we created an solar powered light searching robot, saving his energy to burn dots during his journey. This to infect the other exhibited designs, which were created for this exhibition. He needed quite a lot of energy in order to walk, and save enough power to create a burning pattern, what made him pretty slow on interior lighting. One week was a bit short for our autonomous destroying robot, to really create serious damage. The fun thing was that the exhibitors covered him (and his solarcells) with a blanket every night, so he couldn't burn the whole place down.


Wrangelkiez Collection, Berlin
In June we were at the the Designmai, Berlin for a research on social design. Exploring the possibilities of the Wrangelkiez Collection, an open source network from people, creatives and companies of the wrangelkiez area. Here's the website: www.propandesign.de and you can check the Flickr images here to



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Handboek Meubilair Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie - 2011
For the Dutch Waterline. A military defense line, covering the complete middle part of the Netherlands, our studio is selected to design the identity of the area, including it's furniture, fencing and lighting. Its main defense line counts 85 kilometers, running from Amsterdam till Rotterdam, its function was to protect the westside of the Netherlands. He're a preview of our first book. We're now working on the definite protoypes and catalogue, including its manual and technical drawings.

Timetravellers_Roman_Mask

Timetravellers by Eric Klarenbeek

Timetravellers by Eric Klarenbeek

Timetravellers by Eric Klarenbeek

Timetravellers by Eric Klarenbeek
Timetravellers - Exterior design for public park - Nieuw Wulven - Houten, Province Utrecht - June 2010
For a 'Speelbos', a playing forrest for children in Houten near Utrecht, The Netherlands, we created all objects and furniture. Based on it's cultural heritage, as the roman used to live in this area and built their Fectio fortress around 3AD. Nearly 2000 year later it became a strategic area for the Dutch Waterline (Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie) and once again they decided to build a fortress (1870) and found the roman settlement. We created a series of benches, travelling through wooden construction techniques and habits as through a timeline, each bench representing another era, from 0AD till present. Besides this we created granite navigation maps. Objects, such as an enlargement of a roman mask, which was found in the area. After we made a 3D scan of the original, we were able to enlarge it, resulting in a lower resolution version of the original mask (realised by Erick den Boer). Furthermore; a concrete periscope-house and shooting wall both based on the dutch waterline, and a reinterpretation of a middle age settlement also found during archaeological research. The designteam existed of Eric Klarenbeek, Maartje Dros & Sergio Davila.


windlight by eric klarenbeek at the world expo Shanghai 2010

windlight by eric klarenbeek at the world expo Shanghai 2010 World Expo 2010 Shanghai - Windlight @ The Dutch Pavilion - Shanghai 1 May - October 2010
We're really proud to announce that Windlight is presented at the World Expo in China, Yeah! This on the Dutch pavilion "Happy Street" by Dutch Architect John Körmeling. So last 6 months we developed it as a serious autonomous functioning wind powered LED streetlight, with a warm but high light output brought by 20Watt of LED's! Windlight started as an experimental proposal for city lighting in the Dutch city of Zaandam. It brings a positive, happy atmosphere to areas that are demolished, abandoned or under development, where it serves as a temporary mobile tool for its transition period. Windlight is also a pure functional design. Near highways, on bridges and in open areas it lights up at night, to alert car drivers of sudden extreme winds.


windlight by eric klarenbeek at the world expo Shanghai 2010
Inundatiebank - Waterline bench for the Ferry - Everdingen - Opened the 1st of July 2010
We just opened the newest waterline bench, for the ferry which crosses the river Lek, between the fortresses Everdingen and Honswijk. A 6 meter wide bench, which enables people to wait for the new opened ferry the cross the river. It's laser inscription contains text and images of local flora, fauna and remaining artifacts of the dutch waterline, De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie


Opening eerste Inundatiebank bij Marienwaerdt, ontwerp Eric Klarenbeek

Inundatiebank, ontwerp Eric Klarenbeek
Inundatiebank - Waterline bench - Marienwaërdt - first 10 opened the 16th of May 2009
The waterline Bench indicates the water level of the Dutch Waterline, De Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. A formal defense method in times of threat of the Netherlands, which split the Netherlands in two, running from North to South, to protect the west side of the Netherlands. Having operated for centuries, being a secret defense tool till the 50'ties of last century, the dutch were able to artificially flood big pieces of land. This with only around 30 cm of water, so you weren't able to see roads, holes, obstacles. It disabled militaries to cross this kilometres wide boarder, as it was to deep to walk through and too shallow for ships. With GPS, we measured the exact water height in case of flooding, resulting in this series of benches, varying from ground level height, to 1,40 meters, depending on the exact location.


Pixelpoort, designed by Eric Klarenbeek, Maartje Dros and Overtreders-W
Pixelpoort - www.pixelpoort - Online design portal
Windmills, multiculturalism, wooden houses, nature, harbours and polders. Over 700 local residents of Zaanstad participated in the tunnel design via our website. We designed the 280m long pixellated walls of the Pixelpoort bicycle tunnel in Zaandam (NL) together with dutch designers Maartje Dros and Overtreders W. Via www.pixelpoort.nl people submitted images drawn pixel by pixel on the website, illustrating what they were most proud about in their region. These pixels were translated into tiles, and is now realised in the 'bicycle gate' between Amsterdam and Zaandam. www.pixelpoort.nl


About >
Eric Klarenbeek (Amsterdam 1978) graduated in 2003 at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Since then he has designed for clients such as Davidoff, Droog, Moooi, Studio Makkink & Bey, the city of Amsterdam and the province Gelderland, while teaching at the Art Academy Enschede. His projects have been exhibited and published extensively. His windlight is presented at the World Expo in Shanghai and ‘The Floating Light Project’ was rewarded with ‘De Willie Wortel Prijs’, the award for innovative design at The Design Academy Eindhoven.

Eric Klarenbeek does special projects, or let's say the unusual, for unusual people, projects or purposes. His studio connects creatives, designers, local crafts and clients by inventing new projects and products and believing our world can be so much better, more beautiful and honest. “My work is characterized by interaction and innovation. My products can be in motion, react on our presence or respond on developments in our society. I search for new meaning and principles in objects, for unexplored connections between materials, production methods, makers and users. Scale and appliance are irrelevant. I've designed jewellery, but also developed concepts to connect tourists to local craftsmen”, says Eric.

Specialties
Special products and projects. Crossing boundaries of media, crafts, interior and exterior.

Studio
Our team consists of designers and interns, working on experimental projects & products. We want the best and most refined designs, in concept, graphics and in our use of material. We search for new connections and innovative solutions. Every project is a research, resulting in interior and public space appliances and designs.

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