Brass Lights


In addition to the series of Copper Lights and Wooden Light, Vij5 has introduced a new material for this collection; brass. The material gives a delicate golden color to the light, extending the possibilities of this lighting range. (more…)

The Copper Project


Initiated by Karaat magazine, in 2014 I have started a research on copper. This resulted in  a series of etched copper plates that depict the history of copper. The research consists of two main topics; the role of copper in our history and the production, or extraction of copper. (more…)

Table Architecture


Three perforated table trays play with the abstraction of scale. They can be perceived as architectural elements  that interact with each other. With the table is their canvas, they become architecture articulating the shape, form, and colours of the items they hold. (more…)

Moiré Jewelry


This series of jewelry, is a celebration of the intriguing moiré effect. By moving or rotating the black front layer, the pattern interferes with the background pattern. Rings or dots seem to appear and to move, making this into an almost hypnotic effect. This jewelry invites you to play and become fascinated by the moiré principle.


Copper Lights

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Simply by folding, a thin copper sheet can be used to construct stable forms. This principle defines the shape and aesthetics of the Copper Lights. For precise bending, the lines have been etched halfway into the material. The sheets are then folded and assembled by hand in The Netherlands.

By reflecting its surroundings, each facet gets a different tone, from dark brown to red to orange. The material gives a warm color to the light that shines from these delicate lamps. The three variations of the Copper Lights make them suitable for many different interior applications.

The Copper Lights are available via Vij5 or visit our WEBSHOP. (more…)

Straw Side Tables

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Made from a biodegradable board material that consists of pressed straw, these side tables are finished with a natural, colored wax. By applying the wax, the straw suddenly gets a new decorative quality.


Oscillation Plates


With gravity as the acting force, these plates are decorated by a pendulum. The patterns are a graphic representation of the oscillation of a pendulum, revealing a hidden pattern that exist in nature. The result is a play between the mathematical rules of the natural oscillation and the randomness of the human that initiates the swing of the pendulum. This combination makes each plate unique. (more…)

Dewar Light



The Dewar Light as part of the Dewar Glassware series has been re-developed and comes now in a larger size and features a touch-dimmer. (more…)

Wooden Light


Based on the same construction and shape principle as the Copper Lights, we have developed a wooden version, made from real wood veneer and a film backing. The wood veneer is cut and engraved by laser. The film backing functions as a hinge, making it possible to fold the veneer where it would normally break.


Lightness Table


This lightweight trestle table for working environments is designed according to the Cradle to Cradle principles. Based on a very innovative use of natural materials, a composite tabletop has been developed that consists of jute and linen textiles and bio-plastic. Because of the application of biodegradable fabrics and plastics, the tabletop is completely compostable. Moreover, it gives the material a warm and human look and touch. The lightweight table top is supported by a pair of stackable, anodized aluminum trestles.


Dewar Glassware



The Flask Vase, Flask Light and Dewar Light are the first outcomes from a continuing investigation into the beauty, form and manufacturing techniques found in scientific glassware. (more…)

Transcience mirrors for Transnatural


Transcience shows the beauty of the natural oxidizing process of mirrors.

By accelerating and manipulating this process, the Transcience mirrors show various stages of oxidation in three different geometrical patterns. (more…)

Transcience Mirrors


Transcience shows the beauty of the natural oxidizing process of mirrors. By accelerating and manipulating this process, the Transcience mirrors show various stages of oxidation in three different geometrical patterns. (more…)

copper cabinet

The Copper Cabinet is a fragile cabinet for storing precious belongings. It is completely constructed out of 0,1 millimetre thick copper foil. The bends in the material give the structure its stiffness and almost a paper like appearance. (more…)

rope stool

A stool made out of synthetic rope. The rope was heated to make it stiff and then melted to form the seat. (more…)


Oscillation Tiles


Where the Oscillation Plates show a part of the pattern made by a pendulum, this tile tableau shows the complete graphic.  This has resulted in a tile tableau that is made in the same way as the Oscillation Plates. (more…)

January 23, 2015

‘Welcome to my studio’ at Dutch Design Week


Day one at the exhibition was a good one. Quick impression of the show! (more…)

October 18, 2014

Flask Vases and Flask Lights at Bijenkorf Dutch Design Heroes

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As a special edition for de Bijenkorf, we have made a new version of the Flask Light and Flask Vase, this time with cork parts. Now on show in Bijenkorf Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. (more…)

Dutch Design Week 2014


During the Dutch Design Week, from October 18-26 in Eindhoven, I will present my work at several locations. At the exhibition ‘Welcome to my studio’ in the TAC, you will find my temporary studio that I have moved from Rotterdam to Eindhoven for this special occasion. All the projects that I have been working on in the last years will be shown, including the inspiration, experiments and prototypes. Therefore, I would like to welcome you to my studio! (more…)

October 9, 2014

Fascination Materialized show


From September 20 till October 24, the Oscillation Plates project will be part of the exhibition Fascination Materialized in De Zaal gallery. Bruno Ninaber invites: Aldo Bakker, Pieke Bergmans, Roel de Boer & Michiel Martens, David Derksen, Dirk Vander Kooij, BELÉN, Studio Wieki Somers, Rick Tegelaar. (more…)

September 24, 2014

Development Oscillation Plates by Cor Unum

In the last months the team of Cor Unum has worked hard with us to develop the Oscillation Plates. We have finally controlled the process and found a perfect recipe for the glazing!

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June 13, 2014

Oscillation Plates at Design Miami/Basel with VIVID gallery

We’re happy to announce that the Oscillation Plates are going to be exhibited by VIVID in Basel during the Miami/Basel fair!


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March 26, 2014

010-020 in Lambrate Milan 2014

From 8-13 April, 010-020 will showcase for the second time in Lambrate Milan, during the Salone del Mobile. Expect new work from all studios! David Derksen Design will present two new projects, Table Architecture, a set of architectural trays and the Moiré Jewelry, a set of accesories based on the moiré effect. Furthermore, we will present the Oscillation Plates.

Hope to see you in Milan for another edition!

March 13, 2014

Copper Lights and Wooden Lights in Vij5 collection

We are happy to announce that the Copper Lights and Wooden Lights will be part of the collection of Vij5 from coming april. For all sales and press inquiries concerning these products, you can contact Vij5 directly via (more…)

Alle Metalle during IMM Cologne 2014


The Copper Lights and Transience mirror were part of the exhibition ‘Alle Metalle’, that has been organised after publishing a book with the same title. (more…)

January 27, 2014

Raw & Rising


Based on the Transience project, we have been invited by G-Star to make a translation of the oxidation process into denim. We have experimented with bleaching denim in different tones with chloride and by laser engraving. In this way we have played with the acceleration of the ageing process, as we have done with our Transience mirrors.


January 3, 2014

Oscillation Plates movie


Recently we have made a little movie about the making process of the Oscillation Plates. Enjoy! (more…)

November 13, 2013

Oscillation Plates at VIVID Gallery Rotterdam

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The Oscillation Plates will be on show at VIVID Gallery in Rotterdam. The exhibition ‘Rotterdam Centraal’ will feature work from Rotterdam based designers such as Vincent de Rijk, Richard Hutten and Christien Meindertsma. You are welcome to have a toast at the opening on Sunday November 17 at 16.00! (more…)

Dutch Design Week 2013

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Last week we have presented new and older works at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Here you can find an impression of the presentatations at the TAC and Klokgebouw locations! (more…)

November 1, 2013

Super Design Gallery London

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During the London Design Festival we have shown several pieces at the Super Design Gallery. (more…)

October 3, 2013

ELLE Inside Design Amsterdam


On September 27-29 we will present work at the Elle Inside Design event in Amsterdam at 4 different locations. (more…)

September 27, 2013

Discussion at Creative City Connection, Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam

Several designers will discuss their work to the audience, in an attempt to show a cross-section of the Rotterdam design world. Together with designers from Amsterdam they will bring the best of both cities. (more…)

September 10, 2013

Talk at Het Nieuwe Instituut: Rotterdammakers

During the ‘Rotterdammakers’ brunch talks, Margreeth Olsthoorn, Studio Makkink & Bey and David Derksen will discuss the ‘culture of making’ in Rotterdam (more…)

Super Design Gallery London 19-22 Sept 2013

During the London design festival we will show our work at the Super Design Gallery which is part of Super Brands London. (more…)

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