Thier & van Daalen

photo by Lisa Klappe

photo by Lisa Klappe


Label | The Netherlands

Iris van Daalen and Ruben Thier both graduated at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2010 and started their studio in the summer of 2011. They share a fascination for light, reflection, geometric and organic shapes, and the transience of nature. For them, the challenge is to capture these phenomena and to abstract and translate them into new designs for lighting, furniture, accessories and unique objects.
The extensive research and experiment with different materials such as wood, glass, plastics, industrial waste, creates hands-on projects and surprising designs. Various techniques such as digital modelling combined with traditional craftsmanship in the fabrication process lead to the discovery of new potentials.
Their fascination and urge to investigate can be traced back into their motto; "Don't take the world for granted." Being conscious of the resources of their environment and their work’s impact, their products are designed to last and be valued over time.

Vapour Light,  2016 photo by Thier & Van Daalen

Vapour Light, 2016
photo by Thier & Van Daalen

Stefanie Hödlmoser