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Eindhoven
The Netherlands

VANTOT is the collective title for the works of Esther Jongsma and Sam van Gurp, who are united by an unstoppable drive to create and innovate. Operating from the “smartest” square kilometres of Europe, Eindhoven, VANTOT is specialised in translating innovative and experimental ideas into refreshing applications, products and installations.

VANTOT FOR DCW ÉDITIONS

We believe in initiating our own collections to be able to design without any constraints. This way we stay close to our own fascination with creating a larger story. However, we also really enjoy doing the same for commissioned designs.

V-V-V
2017

ADOPTED by
DCW Editions

FROM FUNCTION TO AESTHETICS

We like to rethink the complete design up to the tiniest detail. With this approach we intend to avoid the obvious, to reinvent the objects while prototyping them. We like to cooperate with specialists to be able to make real inventive solutions. For example, the LEDs we use are not off the shelf components but instead are custom designed as part of the complete product.

FEATHER
2017

COLLECTION
Current Currents

CREATING SPACIAL INTERVENTIONS

We like to switch between the scale of architecture and objects. We take light, sound, behaviour, interaction and the effect of time as our tools and can zoom into the tiniest details, or zoom out to the broader context. We believe this approach unlocks a connection between your hands and mind to create solid plans and prototypes.

THANK YOU FOR THE SUN
2018

COMMISSIONED by
BIZ Eindhoven &
Dutch Design Foundation

EXPERIMENT TO INVENT

Experimentation as a key to innovation. We firmly believe that innovation often originates from a playful attitude and embracing coincidence as part of the creative process. Therefore our working method is led by open-ended experimentation.

WOOD IN PROCESS
2017

COLLABORATION with
Envisions

COMMISSIONED by
Finsa

 

APPLYING TECHNOLOGY IN DESIGN

We strive to find new applications for innovations in everyday life, and it’s not only new-found technologies which have our interest. Serving as a guiding light in our work, antiquated techniques are put to good use in modern-day outlets, reciprocally benefiting from today’s updated knowledge base.

SUNSEEKER
2018 – now

COMMISSIONED by
Municipality of Eindhoven

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
What if Labs, DDF & Solliance

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