Kiki and Joost

Kiki van Eijk is a Dutch designer currently living and working in The Netherlands.

She is now one of the most accomplished names of Dutch design. She 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. Inspired by the smallest details of the everyday and by the forms of nature, Kiki continues to surprise and delight manufacturers and consumers alike.

Her work has been presented in museums, galleries and fairs worldwide, including Basel, London, Paris, Milan, Venice, New York, Tokyo, Rome, Moscow, and Holon. Her collaborations include brands as Hermès, Saint-Louis, 1882 Ltd, MOOOI, Häagen-Dazs, Serax, Bernhardt Design and Nodus. In recent years she has worked with companies  and institutions like Studio Edelkoort Paris, Design Academy Eindhoven, Venice Projects, Audax Textile Museum, Zuiderzee Museum, Noord Brabants Museum, Rijksmuseum and private collectors.

 

Joost van Bleiswijk is a Dutch designer currently living and working in The Netherlands. 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. A genuine fascination for the construction of the object – often revealed in the final outcome – is the starting point of his process. The workshop is where Joost engages with the experience of designing as an intensely physical act.  The creative process unfolds in a quite instinctive and gestural way. From his early famous No Glue No Screw collection, to the latest Mecchanic and Protopunk series, Joost has always used bold shapes and strong lines to create new daring designs, defying usefulness and striving for audacious creativity.

 

His collaborations include brands like MOOOI, Bernhardt Design, ICE Carpets, Secondome and Ahrend. In recent years he has designed for collectors, companies and institutions such as The Rijksmuseum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Venice Projects, Zuiderzee Museum, Noord Brabants Museum. He has exhibited in private galleries and museums around the world including Basel, London, Paris, Milan, Venice, New York, Tokyo, Moscow and Holon.