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Marc Th. van der Voorn | Allround Furniture Designer

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Relocating

Relocating

relocating to Everdingen

After a long seach my studio and I moved to Everdingen. I'm looking forward to start working there and can't wait to show you the new designs I'm working on.

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Stretch it up

Stretch it up

ignore - 2022

Stretch it up! The Stretch coffee table combines two completely different materials, to form a coffee table you can’t resist. The stretchy fabric and powder-coated steel makes you wonder how the table gets its shape...
Visit: ignoreamsterdam.com

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ignore flagship store

ignore flagship store

ignore Amsterdam

Two and a half years after the launch of the brand, ignore is opening its flagship store in Amsterdam: De Clerqstraat 78 - 1052 NK Amsterdam. ignore will present and sell its collection to the public. Hope to see you there.

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Surf you well

Surf you well

ignore - 2022

Happy to see my products at people's homes. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the design for many many years. Hope the Surf coffee table serves you well.

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Design District – 2021

Design District – 2021

Van Nelle Fabriek - Rotterdam

On the 3th, 4th and 5th of November 2021, Design District Rotterdam will take place! Also known as the best interior design trade event in the Netherlands. The three days are filled with the 150 finest interior brands, exhibitions of design academies and presentations of young designers. So let’s see you there in Rotterdam - Van Nelle Fabriek.

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Maison et object

Maison et object

ignore - 2021

Bonjour Paris! ignore is celebrating its second anniversary at the place where it all started for us back in 2019: Maison et Objet - Come celebrate with us in hall 6, stand L112-O111

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LOOK mirror

LOOK mirror

Enjoyables at home

It is so nice to receive images like this from happy customers. The LOOK mirror blends in very nicely in this classic home.

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Enjoyables

Enjoyables

Let's create enjoyables togerher

Enjoyables; Products made to use and admire. Rich in details and built by craftsmen and machines, under the supervision of Dutch designer Marc Th. van der Voorn.

“Purchase products you love to have around, use in daily life, and are well made. That’s a pretty sustainable approach”.

Open for collaboration in design.

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Portret

Portret

Tools for life

Let’s celebrate life! August 7, 1974, now 47. I’m looking forward to what life has to offer you and me. My aim; to create appealing enjoyables for you to enjoy.

Portret by Charlotte Visser

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Object Rotterdam

Object Rotterdam

ignore - Design fair

After a year with no design fairs, I am happy to announce Object Rotterdam. July 1 till 4 ignore will present its collection to the public. Hope to see you there.

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BOX frame table

BOX frame table

Prototype - May 2021

So happy with how the color and lining turned out. I'm fine-tuning the design and will share more soon.

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EverDesk wins reddot

EverDesk wins reddot

EverDesk

Proud winners! Team EverDesk won a RedDot award in the category 'Product Design'. Koen Koevoets and I got the invitation to work on this amazing kid's desk, and winning is so rewarding. Thank you Eszter Papp for working with us.

Visit EverDesk for more detailed info.

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Dune easy chair

Dune easy chair

Prototype

Over the last two years the DUNE easy chair has slowly evolved. From the first sketches to making the mold for the seat and back. It is a fully working model and I like to bring it to the next level. Send me a message when interested.

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Vain table

Vain table

for Jess Design - 2020

Sneak peek of a new design for Jess Design. Table VAIN is the latest addition to their collection. Soon the be revealed!

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Wrap table

Wrap table

Prototype

It has been on my mind for quite some time and now it is there... A dining table entirely made of Forbo Desktop. Do you want more information or like to obtain one? Just send me a message.

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Col chair

Col chair

Prototype 2019

Not all models make it to the final stage. Along the way you learn a lot and it often occurs that findings ends up in another product, or over time the 'missing link' is found. COL chair is one of them.

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Breeze table in black

Breeze table in black

for Spoinq - 2020

Besides the natural oak edition of the Breeze, Spoinq introduces a steel frame version. Here in all black, but colored frames are an option as well. More info on spoinq.nl

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Breeze table

Breeze table

for Spoinq - 2020

The workshop is where all the magic happens. From sketch to first prototype. It is working as good as it looks. Happy how this Breeze tuned out. More info soon on spoinq.nl

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LOOK mirror – dressing table

LOOK mirror – dressing table

for ignore - 2019

LOOK mirror square, in anthracite. Here used as a freestanding mirror on a dressing table. For all shops and sales details visit the ignore website.

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LOOK mirror – square

LOOK mirror – square

for ignore - 2019

LOOK mirror square, in red brown. Love the floating effect. For all shops and sales details visit the ignore website.

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AAN-UIT poster

AAN-UIT poster

collection 2001-2011

Celebrating the new year with a new poster: AAN-UIT collection 2001-2011. It has been on my mind for quite some time. Want to obtain one? Just send me a DM. (Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm - price 15 euro)

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DJ cabinet

DJ cabinet

for Man-O-Mann - 2019

I was invited to work on this high-end DJ cabinet to house a precious vinyl record collection. The final build was done by Spehholz. For more information and beautiful pictures visit: mamomann.nl

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LAX sidetable

LAX sidetable

Prototype

I always wanted to work with glass. For the LAX side table I used layered glass with a thin sheet of colored foil. The transparency stays, which gives great silhouettes.

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LOOK mirror

LOOK mirror

for ignore - 2019

The LOOK mirror is out now and available at Het Huysraat in Amsterdam. The brace has a double duty: use it as a stand or mount it to the wall. For all shops and sales details visit the ignore website.

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TROY table

TROY table

for Lugi (CZ) - 2019

The first prototype of my TROY table looks very sturdy and promising. Together with manufacturer Lugi from the Czech Republic I'm exploring this table concept. Their skills and craftsmanship are exceptional.

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DANCE side table

DANCE side table

for ignore - 2019

Truly beautiful image of the DANCE side table for ignore in the 2019 color red brown, or more precise: Living coral

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Auditorium 100% Design London

Auditorium 100% Design London

Artist impression by Selencky///Parsons

Artist impression by Selencky///Parsons for this years auditorium at 100% Design London. Off the shelf components are used to create a reusable, veiled enclosure that acts as a large-scale infographic, highlighting domestic plastic usage. The EPIC lounge chairs are part of their proposal to host the speakers.

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DEAN chair

DEAN chair

Research - prototype

Chairs fascinate me and in particular the construction of the legs. Strength and construction compete with elegance and manufacturability. This model DEAN I developed some time ago. It is lightweight and the legs seem to come straight out of the seat, which I like very much. Send me a message when interested.

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Life through my lens

Life through my lens

Home

Light is one of the most important elements in an interior. This image proves it for me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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

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Design District 2015

Design District 2015

Swan by Spoinq

It's all in the details... The Spoinq logo is added to one of the legs of the Swan dining table. I love small details. Be aware of copycats, always look and ask for the logo! - www.spoinq.nl

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LEAF tray

LEAF tray

Making of

I was asked to design an accessory matching the Branch dining table. I came up with the LEAF tray, a fruit bowl with a twist. The groove guides the fruit towards the center of the bowl. Just like a real leaf, the wood grains symbolize the grains of a leaf. Together with a local craftsman I produced the first series. The LEAF has a diameter of 45 cm and is 6 cm high. It is made from solid Oak with an oil finish.

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Wonen & Co

Wonen & Co

Unique Design

Journalist Cor-Peter Pasma asked me how my designs find their way to the customer nowadays. I told him that you'll find links on my website to the brands I work with, and to shops who sell my work. Or my email address for products I produce and sell by myself. Open the PDF through this link.

Text: Suzanne Dijkstra & Cor-Peter Pasma

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Introduction HOLE chair

Introduction HOLE chair

Interzum - May 2015

During the 2015 edition of Interzum (Koln - DE) Van Drenth Buighout and designer Marc Th. van der Voorn introduce the HOLE chair.

Their collaboration is al about both their competence. Van Drenth Buighout developed the whole chair Marc designed and together they like to bring it to market. 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 that 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 us in Koln and meet the HOLE chair at Van Drenth Buighout - Hal 5.2 - Stand G020

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VT Wonen – make over #8

VT Wonen – make over #8

Twister dining table

VT Wonen stylist Marianne Luning did a great job, transforming the interior of Simone and Steven 19 century family house in Oudewater to a mix they both like. Simone has a romantic touch while Steven loves heavily built furniture. Two extremes that are hard to bring together in one home.

My Twister dining table with its Oak tabletop and graceful steel legs was a sublime choice. Together with the Square chairs by Ruud-Jan Kokke, it looks industrial and elegant.
To see the total make over have a look at episode 8 VT Wonen - SBS6 - April 5.

Both Twister and Square are part of the Spoinq family.

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Mist watch

Mist watch

Prototype - 2012

The MIST watch is a wish come true. The dots grid I used for the clock series Mist & Dots is transformed to a watch. Again the print is on the glass, so the clock hands are behind the artwork. Brand: NeXtime

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3D Warehouse

3D Warehouse

Sketchup files

Recently I received some requests from interior architects who liked to add the models I designed for Spoinq to there plans. For those of you who work with Sketchup there is good news. I'm adding the 3D files to the 3dwarehouse.
It is free to use by consumers and professionals. If you have any suggestions or questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is the direct link to my section, or use the 'search' function in 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com to look for specific models or just enter my name.

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TURN-oN lamp

TURN-oN lamp

Volkskrant Magazine - 2014

The TURN-oN lamp was mentioned in an article about Architect Kees van der Hoeven in Volkskrant Magazine (NL). The story was about his self-designed mirrored-house in Wassenaar where he lives with his partner.

The TURN-oN lamp is my first design, released in 2001 by AAN-UIT. Its shape is the archetype of a lamp. The snap fasteners on the edge hold the lamp together and make it possible to literally change the shape of the lamp. For me as a designer it's a 'small gift' when a college appreciates your work...

Text by Kirsten Hannema and Merel Buiting.
Images by Arjan Benning.

This is the link to the complete on-line item.

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Maison et Objet 2014

Maison et Objet 2014

Introduction new models in Paris

The Deck sidetable and Swan dining table series are launched in Paris during Maison et Objet. Spoinq was present in two halls with their collection. New models by Roderick Vos, Ben Oostrum, Ruud-Jan Kokke and Marc Th. van der Voorn were introduced to the public. Visit their website or download there catalog

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Not just a website

Not just a website

Welcome

I'm really happy to present you an overview of the products I developed over the years, together with various brands.
Working together with people with a different background and discipline is what it's all about for me. Creating a chair or table with talented craftsman and dedicated brands is more than 'work', it's my goal in life.

This website is custom build by Elvaio and is also the result of teamwork.

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Inspiration

Inspiration

Show your work

I got really inspired by Austin's first book 'Steel like an artist'. His next book 'Show your work' is also a must-read for all of you who like to inspire others. His approach to creativity is simple but so true: Every new idea is a re-mix or mashup of one or two previous ideas. Share your work, ideas and knowledge with others… That belief is the reason I started this blog and write items for Gimmii and collect products and images I love on Interieurindex.

Visit Austin Kleon’s website here.

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Sfeerpeer

Sfeerpeer

Column LEVEN! Magazine

For the Dutch magazine LEVEN! I wrote a column about how to optimize the lighting and atmosphere in your home.
Summary: take your time to mix and match the light sources you use. Buy extra lamps to test what works and what not (return what is not working for you!). The tint of all lamps varies in warmth. Take into account the color temperature of illumination you choose. It's measured in Kelvin (K). The lower the number, the warmer the light. For example the flame of a candle is 1200 Kelvin. With this in mind and some extra effort you can gain a lot and make your house a home.

Image by Marike van Pagée
Website LEVEN! Magazine
Also mentioned: www.aan-uit.nl

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