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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Eindhoven, Netherlands - 2002