ROBERT VAN EMBRICQS
Robert van Embricqs is fascinated by the aesthetically pleasing, yet intricate complexity of the natural form. Finding inspiration for his designs in bone structure, plant life and movement, one question remained ever present:‘to what degree is the object you're creating capable of dictating its own design?’
This question in mind led him to develop a minimalistic design approach that can best be described as a balanced collaboration between designer and his material. This gives the material the opportunity to blossom in the designated way shape or form with the help of the creator as a conductor.
An important aspect of his design process is Van Embricqs’ conscious focus on marrying functionality with an aesthetically pleasing look. A conscious choice for functionality in design doesn’t necessarily mean one has to be burdened by conformity, let alone predictability.
The possibility to bring an object to life results in furniture designs that transforms from a flat surface into a stylish piece of art by the use of smart connecting techniques.
Aside continuing his furniture line, Robert van Embricqs establishes flexible concepts on bigger scale in which movement creates interaction between the users and the architecture. He focused his attention on finding new ways to adapt the techniques he developed for outdoor and interior solutions.
EDUCATION & WORK
2014-2021 design collaboration with architect Boye Mutsaerts
2019 Given Lecture about the work + mentoring at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2019 BUILD Construction & Engineering Award 2019
2018 TEDx Luxembourg City named 'A Balance Between Acts'
2016/2017/2018 Team supervisor at Hout & Meubileringscollege, Amsterdam
2016 PECHAKUCHA Lecture: Combining functionality & art at Radion, Amsterdam
2014 Given Lecture Rising Furniture in Medellin, Colombia
2013 Nominated for Fubiz award. winning third price with Rising Table
2013 Designer Robert van Embricqs starting business.
2013 employee at OTH (Design group Trude Hooykaas)
2012 Publication Rising Table & Side Table
2012 employee at OTH (design group Trude Hooykaas)
2011 Winner WoodChallenge 2011 jury & audience price Rising Chair
2011 Winner Red dot design award: design concept Rising Chair
2010-2011 Academy of Building Arts: Preparatory course, Building Physics, Mathematics and Tools.
2007-2010 Bachelor in Architecture design At Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam
2009 Internship architecture- Designgroup Trude Hooykaas
2009 Artist in Residence competition. Working and living space for the Artist. Winner competition
2009 Winner Competition DECORATING FENCE. The use of round colourful beads for children to play with.
2019 Midsummer Inspiration Exhibition Amsterdam (22 & 23 June 2019)
2016 Rising Collection presented at furniture show 'Northmodern, Denmark, Copenhagen.
2015 Salone Del Mobile 2015 ,Salone Satellite with Rising Light Fixture & Rising Shell
2014 Art Fair Amsterdam Rising Chair
2014 Artemis Hotel with the Rising Furniture
2014 Dutch Design Supermodels at Freedom Square, Georgia, Tiblisi with 3d model Rising Chair
2014 Stedelijk Museum SUPERMODELS with Rising Chair 3d
2014 Geffrye Museum USEFUL & BEAUTIFUL with Rising Chair
2013 Dutch Design Week with Rising Furniture
2013 Salone Del Mobile exhibition
2012 Interior Biennale Belgium Kortrijk
2011 Red Dot Design Award: design concept Singapore exhibition concept Rising chair.
2010 Dutch design week 2010 ‘design jungle’ Rising chair
2010 Gerrit Rietveld Academy graduation Exhibition