Ineke Hans (NL, 1966)
graduated at the Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and set up
her designstudio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM in Holland in 1998.
Initially presenting and producing her own collections, the focus
has moved to industrial design and commissions since 2005. The
studio works on a wide range of 3d projects: furniture, products and
jewellery come as one-offs, small batch products, and mass-produced
items. Next to that they work on exhibitions and some architectural
projects. Clients include manufactures like: Arco, Cappellini, Chi
ha paura...?, Lensvelt, Magis, Offecct, Royal Ahrend, RoyalVKB,
Swarovski, van Esch.
Ineke's early work centred around pictograms and archetypes, but her
designs have evolved in many ways; investigating the psychological
roots of products, perceiving and playing with the interaction
between people, objects and space.
Old and brand new production methods are used in intelligent and
unconventional ways. Innovation in materials and techniques and
re-thinking of existing human values and habits have become most
important triggers for new work and make it multi layered and
Ineke was 'Guest of Honour' at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009. Her
work won many awards, such as Red Dot (2005, 2006, 2010) and Design
Plus awards (2006, 2007, 2010) and is purchased by leading
collectors and museums.
'Black Bazaar - design dilemma's' came out on her work in 2003 and
'MIND-SETS' in 2010. Both publications contain reviews on her
designs by international writers and give insight in her ways of