Burg. Weertsstraat 132,
Phone +31 26 389 38 92
Fax +31 26 445 99 50
Ineke Hans, Product designer
1966, The Netherlands
Royal College of Art London, MA furniture design 1993-1995
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, 3D design
Ineke Hans has set up her designoffice INEKEHANS/ARNHEM in 1998 in Arnhem Holland, after graduating at the Royal College of Art in London in 1995 and working for three years for HABITAT UK. In her studio she works with a small team on a wide range of 3d projects. Furniture and products come as one- offs, small series, or as mass-produced items. Next to that the studio works on exhibitions and some architectural projects.
Initially the emphasis was on selfinitiated products, but her work evolved in many ways, acquiring the identity most clearly of a designer, with the impulses of a sculptor, and the industrial experience needed to define products with a commercial life. It centres around pictograms and archetypes and is clear, almost graphical. She investigates the psychological roots of products and plays with the interaction between people, objects and space.
Old and brand new production methods are used in intelligent and unconventional ways. Innovation in materials and techniques and re-thinking of excisting human values and habits have become most important triggers for new work and make it multi-layered.
Ineke Hans was Personal Shopper for Frankfurt Fair in 2008 and in 2009 she was Guest of Honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Her clients are leading design companies. Her work won international awards and is worldwide purchased by collectors and museums.
- Guest of Honour Stockholm Furniture Fair 2009
- Red Dot Awards for Geo Sound panel 2010, Garlic Crusher 2005 and Bowl & Spoon 2006
- Design Plus awards for Garlic Crusher 2006, ID-cutlery 2010
- Gio award 2008 for Nutcracker
- Northsea Pearl 2008 for Garlic Crusher
- Dutch Design awards
- Pewter Prize for Family Vases
- Furniture Futures award
2010 Mind-sets, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem & Aram Gallery London
2009 Guest of Honour, Stockholm furniture fair
2008 Personal Shopper, Tendence Frankfurt
2007 Some'thing to read, Milan, Prague, Ljubliana
2006 Cheap Chic, Tools Paris
2006 Mayday for Playday, Vivid Rotterdam
2005 Craft in Dialogue, Nationalmuseet Stockholm
2003 True Llife, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
2003 Private Parts and Public Pieces II, Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam
1998 Private Parts and Public Pieces I, Galerie Binnen, Amsterdam