Miscellaneous

Throughout the years, we did a lot of small projects, designs, competitions and artworks, just for fun, inspiration or investigation. There are too many to list them all so here are the ones we had the most fun with.

 

Absoluut

Back in 2005, we were asked by advertising agency Absoluut to make a proposal for the interior of their newly acquired office space in Leuven, Belgium.

We designed one huge table, traveling like a snake through the entire space, doubling as a sofa and storage unit. In the end, we didn't get the assignment because they found it a bit too outlandish.

 
 
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Fun fact

In 2014, Clive Wilkinson designed the offices for the Barbarian Group in New York.

The similarities are quite uncanny. Coincidence? We'll let you be the judge of that!

 
 

Ghent, Belgium - 2005

 

Don't piss on me

In the nineties and noughties, urinal people thought it was a great idea to print flies on the inside of a urinal so that the urinating man can aim at the fly instead of next to the pot! The most stupid annoying invention EVER!  2005

 
 

Ghent, Belgium - 2005

 

The Door

This was a start of an ongoing series "Boy in a dress". We wanted to film and photograph in different locations in different dresses. To symbolise the loneliness of people who do not walk the normal gender conventional path. 

We are planning to pick up this series soon. 

Barcelona, Spain - 2015

 
 
 

Table of Sound

In 2008, Designboom held an open competition called Sound Innovation. The objective was to design anything related to sound. We came up with the Table of Sound. The first prize went to someone else but we got shortlisted, which is not bad considering there were 3487 participants.

 
 
 
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Fun fact

Shortly after the competition results were published, a very wealthy gentleman from Dubai contacted us. He wanted to buy the table at any cost. Even after convincing him it was just a 3D render, he asked us what it would cost to produce it. In the end, we didn't go through with it, but who knows if he went on to have it made by someone else...

Sayulita, Mexico - 2008

 
 

Boy moving through abandoned space

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Inspired by Marcel Duchamp's painting "Nude descending a staircase no2".

Marcel Duchamp is responsible for the most important movement in modern art. His painting "Nude descending a staircase" on its turn is inspired by the first moving pictures he saw in 1912.

Several meanings of movement are put into this picture.

Antwerp, Belgium - 2010

 
 
 

Spray 2.0

Cleaning spray, we all use it extensively, and when it's empty we throw the bottle away, even if the spray head is still perfectly functional.

Why not upgrade this useful, yet ordinary device to the next level? Make it a house-jewel. An object you can pass on from generation to generation. Spray 2.0 helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste by elevating this device.

 
 

This was another entry for a Designboom competition. No noteworthy results within the competition but still, we had a lot of fun making it.

Valencia, Spain - 2009

 

PUMA

In 2004, PUMA asked ten designers to do something, anything, with these iconic vintage sneakers. We were selected as well.

Our interpretation was to look at them as fossils from an age long passed. So we eternalised them in a block of clear epoxy resin.

 
 

Antwerp, Belgium - 2004

 
 

TILTHOUSE

 
 The first prototype of the tilthouse, constructed in plywood.

The first prototype of the tilthouse, constructed in plywood.

 

In 2002 Wout graduated from The Design Academy Eindhoven with two graduation projects. One of them was the Tilthouse (or Kantelwoning in dutch).

Living as a student in the Netherlands, it was always a challenge finding an affordable place to live. The Tilthouse was born from precisely that frustration. It provides a solution for utilizing a limited amount of space with maximum efficiency, while still begin very mobile. It was a Tiny House avant la lettre.

The Tilthouse Project was exhibited at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, Interieur Kortrijk as the winner of the Design for Europe award and various places in Antwerp and Brussels.

 
 The tilthouse converts from a working space to a resting space by rotating it 180º.

The tilthouse converts from a working space to a resting space by rotating it 180º.

 Tilthouses can serve as temporary housing on open planes in cities. For example on construction sites waiting for a permit.

Tilthouses can serve as temporary housing on open planes in cities. For example on construction sites waiting for a permit.

 
 

Eindhoven, Netherlands - 2002