Ward Wijnant is inspired by craftsmanship techniques, in which he pushes the boundaries in the material. In his designs, Wijnant shows how the material and the process, influences the shape of an object. He translates traditional craftsmanship into a contemporary design, with an eye for detail.
Wijnant shows his new BLEND collection this Dutch Design Week. BLEND is inspired by the thought that out of one tree, the same wood, different patterns and structures can be gained. It visualizes the effect of different sawing techniques by emphasizing the woodgrains. By using a quarter sawing technique, woodgrains appear as stripes. With a plain sawing technique, woodgrains appear as flames. By playing with inlay work and grain directions, the wood shows a surprising new perspective.
Ward Wijnant started his business in a garage next to his house. This soon became too small. In the meantime, the company has moved to a former bakery in Tilburg. The hall is shared with a furniture maker and designer duo. It is a lively and light environment, where much creative items are made. In his workshop are several companies located with each its own space. The hall has a dynamic atmosphere due to the different workplaces and creative vibes. The activity in the building motivates Wijnant. In addition, he likes to be able to discuss their work sometimes.
PLAN-B is open every day (free entrance) during Dutch Design Week from 11AM and easily accessible by public transport. Every 5 minutes a bus departs from Eindhoven CS (this bus also passes Strijp-S) to PLAN-B. Take the 401, 402 or 403 to bus stop Hurksestraat.
PLAN-B, 4th floorTijd
19 - 27 Oct, 11AM - 6PMPrijs
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