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Slim Office | 2008


The slim office is a slim table, dressed up for the office. Though it was officially designed as a dinner table, quite a few people bought this prize-winning table, sold by Arco, for the office. To make working at the slim table more comfortable and functional, we designed a few basic office add-ons and accessories. Most add-ons have magnets in them so they will stick to the table without glue or screws.
For those who are worried about their credit cards and hard disks in combination with magnets, well.. don’t be! The only big no-no is dismantling the drawer with a hard disk or credit card still inside. When the magnets are clung to the table their field is too weak to harm your digital data. The (waste) paper-basket has a magnet in its straight part, and will cling to the table leg. We designed a matching message board as well. Right! veneered steel. ;-)

materials: oak or lacquered ash, veneered steel magnets
dimensions: privacy panel: 170 x 28 / 190 x 28 / 220 x 28 / 260 x 28; magnetic board: 120 x 84; bin: 27 x 35 x 27; pen tray: 10 x 8 x 8; lade: 6 x 50 x 34; cable tray: 10 x  39 x 22

Photography by Patrick Pantze.
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2008 - Comments Off on Museum Shop – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | 2008

Museum Shop – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | 2008


In 2007 "The Haunting dogs full of grace" (Frank Bruggeman, Simon Heijdens, Ted Noten, Jurgen Bey , Wieki Somers and me) were asked to design the new entrance area of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. My part in this group-project was to design the museum shop that is sharing the main entrance area with Studio Wieki Somers’ prize-winning wardrobe and Frank Bruggemans B-shaped Blue Entrance Desk. The main request the shop-owner had for the new store was, that it should have more window displays to attract more customers. The shop was eventually placed in the entrance square as if it were a small building made out of wooden and glass displays. Almost everything sold in the shop can be seen from the outside. The wall of cards gives a small résumé of the whole museum collection. On top of the storage space of the library, a wooden bench with a view on the coat-rack was made. The doors to the shop are displays that only display the inside of an anti-theft alarm system.







2008 - Comments Off on Big String-Sofas | 2008

Big String-Sofas | 2008


These Big String-Sofas were developed for the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. The interior of their new entrance building was being designed by Studio’s Muller en van Tol. They were so kind to ask a few fellow designers to participate in the project. I was asked to design a set of sofas that could create a division between the actual entrance and the restaurant. The sofas are made of big steel frames that are coiled with polypropylene strings in different colors. Black sheepskin coats where used for the seat.

materials: black steel frame, multi-color polypropylene strings
dimensions: h:270 w:350 d:180 cmbig_string_sofa_Textielmuseum_Café_3_J_Vogels_LRbig_string_sofa_Textielmuseum_Café_2_J_Vogels_LRbig_string_sofa_Textielmuseum_Café_1_J_Vogels_LR big_string_sofa_making-of_3_SBP_LRbig_string_sofa_making-of_2_SBP_LRbig_string_sofa_making-of_1_SBP_LR