Allumni Design Academy Eindhoven 2018 – Driven by his fascination for materials and processes, Freek creates work that leads to new insights in function and shape. His hands-on and analytical approach, give Freek the freedom to extend the limits of the known, and give unexpected turns to everyday appliances. His work varies from daily-use products to spatial and architectural designs.
”We should reconsider how we consume first nature. Humans have seen nature as something submissive, but the tide must turn. In our drive to build a better world, we consume the resources that nature provides and neglect the precious materials that go to waste during the process. All tough there are still a lot of precious qualities hidden in them. These objects are conceived from eggshells, a waste stream of a large industry. Eggs have become a very obvious source of protein and we all know where eggs come from but eggshells go to waste. This forgotten material is now translated into a new tactile material; by doing so hidden qualities are revealed and open opportunities for new, sustainable applications.”