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Published on February 10th, 2014 | by Vincent Jobse0
Kolk And Kusters in Abitare: Waddenzee
In Abitare 537: Dutch designers Kolk and Kusters – Waddenzee Series.
The sandy and muddy seaside area between Denmark and The Netherlands forms a source of inspiration for Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters. They are designers, meteorologists and explorers at the same time, studying the environment and translating its movements into solid but vulnarable design that doesn’t hide decay, just like nature does.
In their Waddenzee Series they portray this salty environment in a series of sculptural objects with earthly Dutch names. Eb (low tide) and Vloed (high tide) are collections of porcelain plates. Modder (mud) a series of cups and carafes decorated with oxides and Silent Fish fragile models of mullet, gurnard and cod, covered with newspaper.
The result is a beautiful design collection in static objects have captured the perpetual tide of the Waddenzee – nature captured by design.