Weekly Summertime Artists Focus:
Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk
Kiki van Eijk grew up in the Netherlands and she is now one of the most accomplished names in the world of Dutch design. Her interest in product design developed at the Design Academy Eindhoven where she met her future partner, Joost van Bleiswijk. He is a designer, artist and teacher who gives great value to the process of making. He grew up in Delft. His work brings iconic designs into a contemporary setting has marked Joost’s work throughout his career.
“Feet on the ground, head in the beautiful (Dutch) clouds”
Inspired by the smallest details of the everyday and by the forms of nature, Kiki van Eijk’s world is whimsical and colorful, lyrical and personal, yet refined by a rigorous attention to the process and skillful craftsmanship. Regardless of the scale of the work, the handmade and human touch remains at the heart of her practice and reinforces an intuitive and forward-thinking approach to design in the 21st century.
Joost van Bleiswijk‘s genuine fascination for the construction of the object often revealed in the outcome is the starting point of his creative process. The workshop is where Joost engages with the experience of designing as an intensely physical act. The creative process unfolds in a quite instinctive and gestural way. Its wide range of work extends from fine furniture to large scale installation, from architecture to accessories, from lighting to ceramics.
Spazio Nobile Exhibitions 2021-2023
Exhibition View, A Forest of Collision and Raku, Masterly, Palazzo Giureconsulti, Milan, 2023, photo by Piergiorgio Sorgetti
Exhibition View Spazio Nobile, Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk, Serendipity, Spazio Nobile Gallery, 2023
Exhibition View Spazio Nobile, Kiki van Eijk, The New Harvest, Lempertz, 2020, photo Hugard & Vanoverschelde