Bertjan Pot is a designer, probably best known for his Random Light (1999). The light started as a material research, which is basically the starting point f each product created by Studio Bertjan Pot. The outcome is usually an interior product showing a fascination for techniques, structures, patterns and colors. Most experiments start quite impulsively by a certain curiosity for how things would function or how something would look. From there Pot takes on challenges with manufacturers to explore possibilities and push the boundaries a bit. The reward for each challenge is a new one.
Studio Bertjan Pot consists of Bertjan Pot, Vladi Rapaport and Marjolein Fase.
Happy to be working with:
Arco, Chi Ha Paura…?, Den Herder Production House (DHPH), Domestic, Drisag, Established & Sons, Febrik (Innofa Stretch Textiles), Functionals, Gelderland, Golran, Goods, Lensvelt, Montis, Moooi, Moustache, Richard Lampert, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Textielmuseum and Wrong for Hay
Memorable (group) exhibitions:
A Fine Mess - Brutto Gusto | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2004
A Room with a View - Inside Design | Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2011
Wandering Spirits - Galerie Lemaire, Amsterdam Trail | The Netherlands 2012
Masks - Gallery Oh | Rosebery, Australia 2012
Tricks & Flicks - Design Parade, Villa Noailles | Hyères, France 2013
Dutch new innovators - International Design Center | Nagoya, Japan 2000
Stroomversnelling - Het Groninger Museum | Groningen, The Netherlands 2001
Milan in a Van - Fuori Salone | Milan, Italy 2002
Brilliant! - Victoria and Albert Museum | London, United Kingdom 2004
Nest - Stedelijk museum | Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2005
Grazie dei fiori - Sala Prova, Fuori Salone | Milan, Italy 2005
Project Rotterdam - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2005
Innovative Dutch Textiles - FIT museum | New York, United States 2005
Just In - Nederlands Architectuur Instituut (Nai) | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2005
NLA- Straight outa Holland - Acme Gallery | Los Angeles, United States 2006
It’s my party (and I cry if I want to) - Gallery Emmy Miltenburg | Schiedam, The Netherlands 2006
Dutch design port - Milk, Gallery Vivid | New York, United States 2007
Treasure Hunt; Vanitas or Humanitas - Gallery Le Bain | Tokyo, Japan 2009
Post Fossil - 21_21 Design Sight | Tokyo, Japan 2010
Why a conversation between Tonio - Zwervende Tentoonstelling Schieblock | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2011
and Bertjan takes such a long time
Totem and Taboo - International MuseumsQuartier | Vienna, Austria 2011
New Energy in Design and Art - Museum Boymans van Beuningen | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2011
Progress part of Face Value - Tent., | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2011
Design of the Year 2012 - The Design Museum | London, United Kingdom 2012
A Conversation (with Tonio de Roover) - Pictura | Dordrecht, The Netherlands 2012
Dutch design – House of Orange - Oranienbaum, Germany 2012
Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, - Villa Noailles| Huyères, France 2012
a life as patrons
Elephant in the Room - Galerie Fons Welters |Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2012
Isn’t It Romantic? - Museum of Applied Art Cologne | Cologne, Germany 2012/2013
Hand Made: Long Live Crafts - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2012
Design with Heart - Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne | Saint-Etienne, France 2012
Self-Unself - Van Abbe Museum | Eindhoven, The Netherlands 2013
Proud to be in the collection of:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Shrunken bench and Random Light
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam – Random Chair (prototype), Carbon Copy, Excavated Vase, Old Fruit Versatile, Downstairs
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam – Random Chair, Carbon Copy, Carbon Chair
FNAC (French National Art Collection) – Old Fruit, Versatile
MoMa New York – Carbon Chair
Textielmuseum Tilburg – Jumper, Font of the Loom, Masks, Pocket Light
Awards that made us smile…:
Kunstbende (Arts bunch) 1992 - first prize in the category ‘Alles Mag’ (everything’s allowed), How to make a chair out of a giant paperclip..
Materiaalfondsprijs 2003 - Random Chair, the best material experiments in design.
Profiel Prijs 2004 - for using textile fibers in an extraordinary way.
Elle Deco Award 2005 – Best in Seating for the Carbon chair
SANOMA Woon Award 2007 - Best Interior product – Slim table
Dutch Design Prize 2007 - Best interior Product (Slim table).
IF Gold award 2007 – Interior Products (Slim table).
Interior Innovation Award 2012 – The Best of Best of the Imm Cologne – Tiebreak
1st Frame Moooi Award 2012 – Stairway to Heaven
Dutch Design Award 2012 – Category Autonomous Design – Masks
Woonbeurs pin 2012 – oeuvre award