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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij is a Designer and Craftsman, passionate about sustainability, although most
of the things he produces are actually not made
by hand.

He is a new kind of craftsman, one who embraces technology and machines,
but not in the same way that industrial
producers embraced their factory lines.

He wants to design, create, improve,
and create again.

An old 3D printer inspired Dirk’s graduation assignment at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, where he studied between 2005
and 2010. The main drawback the printer had
was that it couldn’t produce large objects like
pieces of furniture.

Dirk, the very first person ever, to succeed
in printing larger objects. Using sustainable techniques he has developed award-winning products such as the Melting Pot Table,
created using his studio’s own unique waste.

Source: Ideas on Design/Design Futures Secondary Schools Forum and Career Expo

Dirk Vander Kooij