Founders Marlies van Putten and Rutger de Regt met during their studies at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. They share the same interest in experimental design by process based principles. While Rutger is keen on social and inventive themes, Marlies is more poetic in her work as a designer. By teaming up they discovered that their work and philosophy could make a difference for the designer makers of this time.
Rutger and Marlies first worked together in 2012. Since then, Handmade Industrials has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored and developed new innovative techniques.
Works by Handmade Industrials are part of various prestigious private collections including the Thierry Barbier-Mueller Collection. Their work has been presented internationally and museums such as the Vitra Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, MUDAC Lausanne, Fundacion Yannick y Ben Jakober have acquired Handmade Industrials’ objects for their permanent collections.
Handmade Industrials is represented by Culture Object.
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