SINGLE KNOTTED WIRE COLLECTION
Rik started his 'single knotted wire' project with a visit to the harbour museum in Rotterdam. He met two employees of the museum specialized in knotting techniques which are used on a ship. He was fascinated by all those different kinds of objects they knotted. So he asked them if they could teach him some techniques. He knotted for three months to perfect the technique. Then he started to work on his designs. For the lamps and chair only a single wire is used and knotted in a form reflecting its maritime inspiration.
ABOUT STUDIO RIK TEN VELDEN
Studio Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product design studio based in Leiden, Netherlands. The designs of Studio Rik ten Velden are based on research and experiment with material and manufacturing techniques. We aim to express the beauty of material and we focus on how it can be constructed. He graduated in Furniture Design at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague in 2009.