Aero Lights


Metal foams are excellent heat exchangers. These airy pendant lamps make optimal use of this property. The foam functions both as a passive cooling element for the powerful LED’s as well as a lampshade. Available in nickel, copper and patinated copper foams.


Grid space dividers


Using larch wood veneer from the Baars & Bloemhoff’s Shinnoki collection, we have created an ultra light set of space dividers. Not only do they serve to parse out a room, they can also hold various design elements, such as LED lamps or even acoustic foam. (more…)

Boschrooms for Cor Unum Ceramics

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Commissioned by Cor Unum Ceramics, David Derksen was asked to design a new piece in the theme of Jheronimus Bosch, a painter from the 15th century. His work is known for the fantastic imagery and he seems to have taken his inspiration from nature when he was creating his sometimes hallucinating paintings. Born as Jheronimus van Aken, he changed his last name to Bosch, after the city of Den Bosch, meaning ‘at the forest’. Walking in the footsteps of Jheronimus, fantastic pieces of nature such as mushrooms and bracket fungi have been used as starting point for the design of a series of wall shelves. (more…)

Trophies for Prins Bernhard Culture Fund

Trofee-Cultuurfonds-compositie-01For the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund Zuid-Holland we have designed and produced 5 bronze trophies. Each trophy will be awarded every 2 years to a person that has made important achievements in his or her cultural career. The awards consist of 5 solid pieces of bronze that have been cut from one cylindrical sand cast volume. (more…)

Sway Lights

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These ultra light paper lampshades balance on small heavy bases. Inspired by kites and sails, the lights oscillate when you walk by or give them a little push. A breeze will let it sway gently. The paper lampshades owe their structure to different ways of pleating. Each of the three models is based on a different way of folding thereby giving each it’s own character. (more…)

Lucid Lights

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These finely perforated lamps play with the perception of the observer. The lighting objects do not have a clear source of light but instead they just seem to consist of a thin surface and appear to be empty. The surface is almost transparent, making objects behind it visible. The lamps seem to be nothing but a thin shell.

Reel Side Tables


The Reel Side Tables are a contemporary translation of traditional wooden cable reels both in formal aesthetics as in the construction. (more…)

Woodwall Room Divider

Reconf-tree-woodwall-David-derksen-II“Reconfiguration of a tree” is a research project focused on Pinus Pinaster, a resinous tree harvested for its pitch. Studio thomas Vailly took a natural element, the Pinus Pinaster tree, ripped it apart – rearranging its elements into man made materials. The result is an abstraction of a tree, a black matter joining, coating, blending in and contrasting with pine wood. (more…)

The Copper Project – Mining Bowl


Copper has become a fashionable material. Products in copper are part of many design collections, in many cases for commercial purposes. It has become a one-dimensional material, that is often applied as a skin that sells the product. However, there is much more to say about this intriguing material than that it is simply beautiful. (more…)

The Copper Project – Mining Etchings

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Copper has become a fashionable material. Products in copper are part of many design collections, in many cases for commercial purposes. It has become a one-dimensional material, that is often applied as a skin that sells the product. However, there is much more to say about this intriguing material than that it is simply beautiful. (more…)

Moiré Lights

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Based on the Moiré Jewelry, this series of wall lamps is a celebration of the intriguing moiré effect. By rotating the back layer, the pattern interferes with the pattern in front. Rings, squares or hexagons seem to appear and to move, making this into an almost hypnotic effect. These lamps invite to play and become fascinated by the moiré principle. (more…)

1L Carafe

1L Carafes 01-HR-David Derksen DesignDrawing inspiration from laboratory glassware, the measuring stripes on this carafe become more than a functional element. In this case the stripes have been applied both as a functional and a decorative element. The measuring stripes become the decoration.
The carafe can contain 1 litre and is available in 4 different patterns.


Table Architecture

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This set of table trays and candle holders play with the abstraction of scale. They can be perceived as architectural elements that interact with each other. Made from perforated metal and reflective glass, they become architecture and together they form an abstract cityscape. (more…)

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 – History


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…)

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.


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…)


Museum shop at Rijksmuseum Twenthe

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Recently we have finished the interior of the new museum shop of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe. (more…)

August 25, 2017

Milan 2017


During the Salone del Mobile in Milan from April 4-9, I am showing 2 new projects at two locations. A new lighting series called Aero will be shown for the first time at the Salone Satellite 2016, together with new Lucid Lights, Sway Light and Grid Space Divider.  Come by to have a look and a chat! I would be happy to show you around. (more…)

March 29, 2017

Residency project about Porcelain in Jingdezhen, China


Last September and October I have participated in a 7 weeks residency programme in Jingdezhen, China, ‘the porcelain capital of the world’. While experimenting with porcelain, may new works have been made.


January 3, 2017

Grid Dividers at #NEW ROTTERDAM in VIVID Gallery


The Grid Space Dividers are part of the presentation at VIVID Gallery. The exhibition is called #NEW ROTTERDAM and showcases 4 design talents that are based in Rotterdam. (more…)

New Work at Dutch Design Week 2016


During the Dutch Design Week, from October 22-30 in Eindhoven, I will present several new and recent projects. If you are around, come by and have a look! In case you like to know more about my work, send me an email at I am  looking forward to meet you somewhere in Eindhoven! (more…)

October 28, 2016

Cubic Transience mirrors for Transnatural

160610_Transnatural 57V2 - edit DDTransnatural has released a new mirror as part of the Transience collection. (more…)

August 17, 2016

Next Up exhibition by Jeroen Junte in Kazerne


The Moiré Lights, Transience mirror and Oscillation Plates are part of the exhibition ‘Next Up’ at Kazerne in Eindhoven. The exhibition is curated by Jeroen Junte and gives an overview of the new generation of Dutch Designers.


June 16, 2016

Salone Satellite 2016


During the Salone del Mobile last April in Milan, we have presented 3 new projects: Sway Lights, Lucid Lights and Reel Tables. Besides that the Lightness Trestles and Brass Lights were on show.


Moire objects for Boijmans

Moiré-Object---composition-4---Boijmans-Kunst4Kids---David-Derksen-Design-LRMuseum Boijmans van Beuniningen organised an art event where kids could buy artworks without their parents. For this event we have made an edition of 20 moiré objects. The composition and pattern changes every time the front triangle is rotated. (more…)

3 new projects launched at SaloneSatellite 2016

Lucid Table Light - front - LRDuring the Salone del Mobile, from 12-17 April in Milan, three new projects will be presented at the Salone Satellite. (more…)

April 5, 2016

Boschrooms at Cor Unum – Milan 2016


During the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan, the Boschrooms project will be shown at the exhibition of Cor Unum. Pass by if you are around!


Project Rotterdam at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen


Several projects have been selected for the exhibition ‘Project Rotterdam’ at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. (more…)

March 4, 2016

Dutch Design Awards exhibition in Munich

MCBW 2016 - Dutch Design Awards ExhibitionA selection of work that was on display at the Dutch Design Awards exhibition last Ocotober in Eindhoven, travelled to Munich. (more…)

Moiré Light part of collection of New Works


I am very happy to announce that the Moiré Lights will be part of the collection of New Works, a brand from Copenhagen with a beautiful collection. Currently the design is under development for production. The launch is planned for somewhere half way 2016. (more…)

January 5, 2016

Finalist Young Designer Award

finalist_2015-01.pdfI am very happy to announce that I have been selected as a one of the 3 finalist for the Young Designer Award, as part of the Dutch Design Award. (more…)

October 16, 2015

Transience mirrors for Hoxton hotel Amsterdam

Hoxton_AMS_2_2506Commisioned by Nicemakers, we have developed bespoke Transience mirrors for the new Hoxton hotel in the city centre of Amsterdam. (more…)

Urban Crafts metals workshop


Last week I have participated in a workshop organized by the Dutch Crafts Council. During the whole week we have experienced with different metal techniques like metal casting and blacksmithing. An overview of what we produced! (more…)

July 15, 2015

Dewar Glassware at Glass exhibition Nieuwe Instituut

The Flask Vases, Dewar Light and 1L Carafes are part of the Glass exhibition, at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

‘GLASS, The Engine of Progress’ is an exhibition about how glass extends the eye into the heavens, around the world, through the human body and down into the depths of the micro cosmos. Until 23rd of August 2015. (more…)

Copper Lights featured in Ex Machina movie

Hotel_Jensen-Skodvin-Architects_Ex-Machina-set_dezeen_784_1The science-fiction movie Ex Machina  that has just been released, was filmed partly in a beautiful house in Norway. The design has been done by Jensen & Skodvin Architects and Mark Digby. The Copper Lights have a prominent place in the living room of the main character Nathan, a billionaire CEO of ‘the world’s biggest internet company’. (more…)

May 15, 2015

Salone del Mobile Milan 2015 – Dutch Satellite

Table Architecture 2015

For the 2015 edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, David Derksen will show three new projects at the show ‘Dutch Satellite’. (more…)

March 30, 2015

Salone del Mobile Milan 2015 – Tuttobene

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At the Tuttobene exhibition in Milan this year, we will show a new part of the Copper Project.


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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Concept by David Derksen and Camille Cortet

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 video


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…)

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