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Marc Th. van der Voorn | allround product designer

Sneak preview

Sneak preview

for Odesi

Sneak peek of a new product I designed for Odesi. It is a family of products with beautiful details and a mix of materials. I’m really happy with the result.
To be released in September during 'Dutch Design Dock' - 16 till 18 - De Beursfabriek Nieuwegein - Stand 4D005.

Visit www.odesi.nl for all details and availability.

Column – The Dots

Column – The Dots

Milan 2018

For The Dots magazine 2018 I wrote a column; Precious product - Can design save the world...
A PDF of the full magazine can be opened through this link. My contribution is on page 41.

Colorful Stories

Colorful Stories

LEVEN! Magazine

For LEVEN! Magazine I visit and interview designers and other creatives. Curious about their stories. As a designer I often meet inspiring people. Their stories are worth telling. The interview with graphic designers Kars & Boom is my latest story.

NOX exhibition – An ode to the color black

NOX exhibition – An ode to the color black

Gallery OODE Amsterdam

At night all things look the same. With the absence of light, the color disappears. What is left is shape, texture and reflection of light. NOX is a multidisciplinary exhibition, curated by Niek Schoenmakers and Marleen Kurvers. 26 November 2016 – 26 January 2017
www.oode.nl

Biennale Interieur

Biennale Interieur

EPIC - The Floor Is Yours

During the 25th edition of the Biennale Interieur I show the EPIC family in Kortrijk.

The family of three is selected to be part of 'The Floor Is Yours', a gathering of young talent and designer-driven labels that exemplify a new way of doing business. For three years I worked together with the Belgium based company ZET furniture to develop the EPIC. So there is no better place than Kortrijk to introduce the EPIC.
You will find us in Hall 3 stand F3-09 - October 14-23. I hope to see you there. - www.interieur.be for more details.

Design District

Design District

EPIC introduction

After the introduction in Milan, the EPIC family will be on show during Design District - Zaandam. EPIC is the result of an intensive cooperation between Marc and the Belgium furniture brand Z-editions. Marc is the first Dutch designer to join the team, for that reason Design District is the perfect event to present the models to the Dutch market.

Distinctive back
The EPIC’s back splits the frame in two and gives the model its distinctive look. The round and lascivious shape of the back and seat make it a modern, allround chair for everyday use. The collection comes in oak and can be partly upholstered (seat) or painted in color, offering a world of possibilities at home or in public spaces. You will find Z-editions at Stand S22 | S23 - Visit www.designdistrict.nl for all the details

Download your digital EPIC brochure here
All EPIC models are available in the 3D Warehouse (Sketchup)

Masterly Milan

Masterly Milan

The Dutch in Milano

Titled "Masterly - The Dutch in Milano" designers, producers and design agencies presented themselves in the center of Milan during the Salone del Mobile 2016.

The first edition of the Dutch pavilion was a huge success. Masterly was one of the must-sees. During this unique event I introduced the EPIC family, a series of three chairs I developed together with the Belgian brand Z-editions.
Also the Slide mirror I developed with DeKnudt mirrors, and the Hole chair for Spoinq where on show. - www.masterly.nu

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Spoinq - February 2016

After Maison et Objet, Spoinq presented their collection during the Stockholm Furniture Fair. The HOLE chair got introduced to the Scandinavian design fans! I got on the plane and visited them. For me it was a great opportunity to meet new brands and pick up new trends...

Introduction HOLE chair

Introduction HOLE chair

Paris - January 2016

This coming edition of Maison & Objet - Paris the Dutch brand Spoinq will launch the HOLE chair. After months of testing, shaping and waiting I'm happy to show you the result of our teamwork.

A surprise is one of the key elements that make people stop, turn their head and have a closer look. The legs of the HOLE chair have this effect on people. As a designer I like to team up with committed brands and manufactures to created outstanding interior products to be enjoyed. I think the HOLE chair is a surprising new chair that is comfortable and looks great too.

Visit Spoinq during Maison et Objet and meet the HOLE chair in Hall 5 B - Stand E47 or visit www.spoinq.nl

Making of – Starling

Making of – Starling

for Odesi - 2008

A lot of people have a plane and simple shade above there table. I wanted to add something fun to that modest shade. That's when the bird landed on the edge.

The thought was simple, making it work wasn't easy at all. Balance is key in this design. When you put weight on one end you have to compensate for it elsewhere. The steel plate with the logo is not only 'branding', but is also the counterweight that keeps the lamp balanced.

How it’s made

How it’s made

YouTube video

Together with Odesi I shot a short video on how my designs come to life. During a visit at my studio we talked about my work method, inspiration and our collaboration. A team effort is needed to create a remarkable product that stands out. The video is part of a serie. Odesi introduces all there designers in a monthly sequence.

For more information visit www.odesi.nl