Bertjan Pot is a designer, probably best known for his Random Light (1999). The light started as a material experiment, which is basically the start of 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 Bertjan 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, Alturo Alvarez, Den Herder Production House (DHPH), Domestic, Established & Sons, Feld, Functionals, Gelderland, Goods, Innofa, Lensvelt, Montis, Moooi, Moustache, Richard Lampert, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Textielmuseum Tilburg
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
Dutch new innovators - International Design Center, Nagoya / Japan 2000
Stroomversnelling – Het Groninger Museum, Groningen / The Netherlands 2001
Milan in a Van – with Daniel White, Milan / Italy 2002
Brilliant! – Victoria and Albert Museum , London / England 2004
Nest – Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam / The Netherlands 2005
Grazie dei fiori – Sala Prova, 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 Architecture Institute (Nai), Rotterdam / The Netherlands 2005
NLA- Straight outa Holland – Acme Gallery, Los Angeles / USA 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 and Bertjan takes such a long time - Zwervende Tentoonstelling Schieblock, Rotterdam / The Netherlands 2011
Totem and Taboo – International MuseumsQuartier Vienna / Austria 2011
New Energy in Design and Art – Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 2011
Progress part of Face Value – Tent, Rotterdam 2011
Design of the Year 2012 – The Design Museum, London / United Kingdom 2012
A Conversation – Pictura with Artist Tonio de Roover, Dordrecht / The Netherlands 2012
Dutch design – House of Orange – Oranienbaum / Germany 2012
Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, a life as patrons - Villa Noailles, Huyères / France 2012
Elephant in the Room – Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam / The Netherlands 2012
Isn’t It Romantic? – Museum of Applied Art Cologne / Germany 2012/2013
Hand Made: Long Live Crafts – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam 2012
Design with Heart – Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne / France 2012
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
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