is happier when it discovers a new dish than when it discovers a new
star. Vincent De Rijk makes that experience nicer still. His bowls
and dishes are cast in original and very colorful shapes and he mixes
ceramics and plastics to create a unique look and - not the least -
After graduating from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, De Rijk started his own
workshop in 1987. From here, he - apart from creating designs of his own - works
on commission for architects like O.M.A. and Rem Koolhaas and conducts research
into new materials.
His ceramic bowls are studies in size and proportion. Starting off with a parabolic
form, De Rijk's intention has been to make a range of shapes by determining the
smallest possible changes in size that result in substantial differences. Through
fine calculation, a matrix of 54 different sizes has been developed that can
form many different sets of tableware.