With gravity as the acting force, David Derksen’s ‘Oscillation Plates’ are decorated by a pendulum. Nature, and especially the principles and processes that are found in nature, are the main sources of inspiration in his work.
According to David, producing objects is like playing with the forces of nature. The patterns on the Oscillation Plates are a graphic representation of the oscillation of a pendulum, revealing a hidden pattern that exist in nature. The result is a play between the mathematical rules of the natural oscillation and the randomness of the human force that initiates the swing of the pendulum. This combination makes each plate unique.
David graduated in 2009 at the Design Academy Eindhoven and completed his MSc degree in 2011 at Industrial Design TU Delft. His studio is based in Rotterdam. Currently he is a guest teacher Product Design at Willem de Kooning Academy.