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Bertjan Pot's most well known product is probably the Random Light (1999). The Masks he makes out of colorful rope have also drawn quite some attention. Both the Random light and the Masks started as a material research, which is basically the starting point of each product created by 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 or without manufacturers to explore possibilities and push the boundaries a bit. The reward for each challenge is a new one.

Happy to be working with: 
Arco, Cassina, Chi Ha Paura…?, Domestic, Drisag, Established & Sons, Febrik, Functionals, Gelderland, Golran, Goods, Hay, Lensvelt, Montis, Moooi, Moooi Carpets, Moustache, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Nike, Richard Lampert, Susan Bijl, Textielmuseum and Wrong for Hay


Memorable (group) exhibitions:

Solo:
A Fine MessBrutto Gusto | Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2004
A Room with a View - Inside Design | Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2011
Wandering SpiritsGalerie Lemaire, Amsterdam Trail | The Netherlands 2012
MasksGallery Oh | Rosebery, Australia 2012
Tricks & Flicks - Design Parade, Villa Noailles | Hyères, France 2013

Group:
Dutch new innovatorsInternational Design Center | Nagoya, Japan 2000
StroomversnellingHet 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 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, 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 designHouse of Orange - Oranienbaum, Germany 2012
Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, a life as patrons - Villa Noailles| Hyères, France 2012
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

 

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