The starting point of the designs of Daniel van Dijck is an exploration into the history of an object and, the way it has been used over the years. Van Dijck plays with the assumptions people may have when approaching a piece of furniture or an object by using unconventional materials or conventional materials in a renewed way. Van Dijck has developed over the years a series of product and furniture designs characterized by an intuitive and experimental method and explored materials such as glass, precious metals and ceramics.
Daniel van Dijck (1986) is an Interior Architect and Conceptual designer educated at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (BA Interior Architecture) and The Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (MA in Design). Van Dijck, based in The Hague at the industrial atelier complex De Besturing, engages with both commissioned and personal projects that reinterprets and interrogates everyday objects and our daily practices. Van Dijck creates functional, generally hand-made, unique and limited pieces that are informed by the experimentation of materials, this method creates designs that are tactile, impressive and aesthetically arresting.