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TU/e - Industrial Design

Interview Kiki and Joost

By 30-04-2021

Lucid, the study association of the faculty of Industrial Design of the Eindhoven University of Technology, organises events for its students. InspirID, one of their committees, organizes a series of inspiring talk shows. In this edition, designer duo Kiki and Joost talk about the area of expertise Creativity and Aesthetics.

Kiki van Eijk studied at the Design Academy of Eindhoven where she met her future partner, Joost van Bleiswijk. Kiki’s world is whimsical and colourful, lyrical and personal, yet refined by skilful craftsmanship. Her wide range of works includes carpets, lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and textiles.

Joost van Bleiswijk is a prolific Dutch designer who gives great value to the process of making. He grew up in Delft, and studied at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, where he met his future partner, Kiki van Eijk. His work references iconic designs such as grandfather clocks, high-backed chairs, chess sets, and cupboards; bringing these designs into a contemporary setting has marked Joost’s work throughout his career.

InspirID Team: Jelmer Bontje, Julie Heij, Evelijn van Hilten, Mart Jonkman, Belle van Kempen, Hanna van Rixtel and Kjell Zijm