Bertjan Pot

Surreal, brightly coloured, and otherworldly, Dutch creative Bertjan Pot (born in the Netherlands, 1975) creates weird and wonderful worlds full of expressive characters and unique materials.

His multifaceted practice is well-known for a range of works, including ropemasks, lighting, gloves, baskets, and rugs, all of which reflect his experimental techniques and his curiosity for materials. These creations often originate from material research.

He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1998, he began his work as a designer, together with Daniel Withe, under the pseudonym of "The Monkey Boys", before opening his own studio in Rotterdam. Located in a former gymnasium, it is bordered by a canal and surrounded by trees, the space brims with lights, woven masks, textiles, and furniture that typify his material experimentation.
His signature style has seen him collaborate with the likes of Cassina, Febrik, Goods, Hay, Moooi and Nike. He has won numerous international awards, with designs held in the world’s most respected permanent collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; FNAC (French National Art Collection) and MoMa New York.
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