Lex Pott and David Derksen

Lex Pott and David Derksen

Netherlands

Over time, dark spots start to appear on mirrors. The silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history. Often regarded as degradation, this project shows the beauty of this material transition of silver, history and stories.
Nature, and its processes are David Derksen’s main sources of inspiration. According to him, producing objects is like playing with the forces of nature. In his designs he tries to express the beauty of the material and the way it is produced. He graduated in 2009 at the Design Academy Eindhoven and completed his MSc degree in 2011 at Industrial Design TU Delft. The studio is based in Rotterdam.
Lex Pott, 26, employs a raw and intuitive method. In his work, he returns to the origin of the materials he uses most: wood, stone and metal. He does not hide his designs under indirect layers, but reduces them to their very essence. Pott is an Amsterdam based designer and works from his studio in an old shipyard on the NDSM-Terrein, one of the last fringes in Amsterdam. He graduated cum laude in 2009 at the Design Academy Eindhoven.