Designers

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Alain Frie


Creating clocks is something Alain was born with. As a kid he helped after school at the assembly line or packing the clocks. 25 years later he came into the business and changed his fathers company to modern clock producer. We create and produce our designs in China and sell worldwide. NeXtime is one of the biggest contemporary clock sellers in the world. Alain’s new clock concept and ideas is something that happens during countless visits to the factories and his permanent hunt for new materials, shapes and artwork. His designs have to be innovative, clean and fun.

 

Andre Prigent

Andree Prigent


Andrée Prigent was born in Brest, France in June 1963. She studied at the Beaux-Arts in Rennes, where she lives and works. She is active in publicing, creation of post cards (Nouvelles images…), textile designs (La Redoute, Fly shops), of course clock designs (NeXtime in the Netherlands) and recently the creation of carton masks (Mitik). Her preferred technique: linocut, since it always a surprise when you lift up the sheet!

 

Ding3000

ding3000


ding3000 is a team of three young designers who got to know each other during their studies at the FH Hannover. After working for different studios such as Vogt&Weizenegger and Marcel Wanders they started the design studio ding3000 in 2005. With their drafts ding3000 has so far received 19 design prizes including several times the internationally renowned iF Product Design Award, the Good Design Award, the RedDot Design Award and the Design Plus Award. In November 2005 the magazine “designreport” featured ding3000 as newcomers. Apart from a multitude of further publications in Germany and abroad, in 2007 and 2008 they were introduced in several books, among them “Design Now!” published by Taschen, “Furnish and Desire – The Shape of Things to Come” by Gestalten. Furthermore, presence on fairs and exhibitions in Cologne, Milan, Frankfurt and Berlin during the last years is showing positive results: in the meantime they worked for different companies like Authentics, Konstantin Slawinski, Magazin, Troika and Side by Side. In 2009 more than two dozens of designs were available in stores throughout the world making ding3000 one of the most productive young design studios in Germany.

 

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Eva Hough-Van Emde Boas


Born and raised in Amsterdam,The Netherlands, Eva van Emde Boas studied at the ‘Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam’ and graduated in Esthetics & Techniques. She began her design career working for brands like Nintendo, Heineken and Mars Snackfood & Petcare. After working for both packaging and advertising agencies, she decided to start her own business thinkfish in order to explore other design areas like illustration. This was around the same time when Eva started her coöperation with NeXtime. She always tries to make her clock fun to look at: even if you already know the time, it should be a pleasure to look at your clock: like a painting or other piece of art that you would put on your wall. Eva likes the use of bright colours and different materials like foam and glass. She is always searching for a fun way to show time. Other exampels of Eva’s work are music-clip ‘Easy to Run’ for project Mixed-Up by the NPS (dutch broadcast company); this computer animated clip was shown at the ‘international transmediale filmfestival’ in Berlin and the ‘holland animation film festival’ in Utrecht. Together with interior- and decoration shop Zus&Zo woonideeën a special line of products for kids was developed called Beesjes. For the rest you can find some of her packaging designs in supermarkt all over the world. At the moment Eva is working in her pacific office in Australia on her next creation: illustrating a childrens poem book. Eva loves the sea, creating nice things, sunshine and trees. She is inspired by Japanese character design, dr Seuss, comic books, nature, plus much, much more…

 

Frits vink

Frits Vink


Born in the Netherlands graduated in Industrial design at the university in The Hague and graduated in Design at the art academy in Arnhem . After this he worked for the NASA to develop and design new products for the space industry. Soon Frits Vink started his own design office to design products for the consumer marked. His innovative designs were successfully presented at international design fairs and exposed in museum of art. Frits Vink is famous of his all time bestseller our Plug-inn clock. A success story! Now Frits Vink lives in Brazil; a beautiful country, where he is designing new products for the growing NeXtime company. With his new designs he is affected to bring beauty, quality and happiness into your life. Never have Time? Make Time!

 

Hans Frie

Hans Frie


Hans and his wife, Hannie, founded ALMA clocks. The energetic personality built with inventively a wide collection of clocks. As a craftsman he has full knowledge of the facts Hans Frie is a clock maker to the tips of his fingers. Since his son Alain took over business, he concentrated on product development. “It is a challenge to turn classic times into modern times.”

 

Hans Muller & Hans van Dongen

Hans Muller & Hans van Dongen


“Time will tell…”

 

Herman de Jong

Herman de Jong


He started making clocks after his retirement. Before that Herman developed medical instruments and dedicating 40 years of his life to the development of air traffic at a laboratory for aerospace engineering.

 

J-me

J-me


j-me is a collaboration between 2 brothers. Jamie (1971) and Mark (1973) The company was formed in 2000 and has built an reputation of high quality design and function with a sophisticated twist of humor. J-me established a strong brand exposure in over 20 countries within the first 3 years of starting the business. Since then their profile has grown and has gained a reputation as an established and inspiring central London design company.

 

J.P. Meulendijks

J.P. Meulendijks


Product designer (1972) Studied at the Fontys academy of product design. There J.P. worked during his practical year at the studio of DROOG-designer: Tejo Remy: that put his in the direction he’s going now. J.P. likes to design fresh, funny, minimal designs and concepts, designed by the same way of thinking, brought back to the essence of the idea. He likes to use iconic forms and objects, which everybody will recognize, which he interprets and use in a different way. The idea usually defines the design of the product. A lot of Ideas come from working on a model of some other idea: when working with materials you can discover new shapes, constructions and visual effects, sometimes by accident, which you don’t think of when you only draw a product. His designs are produced and distributed worldwide by companies such as: Next, Dark, Van Esch, Umbra, PresentTime, NeXtime, Invotis, Lujan + Sicilia, Kikkerland, Interior-tools,Vange, Jansen+Co and Duo-design. J.P.’s work is often being published in various (design) magazines and other media. Things J.P. is proud of: • One of my first designs “spare” it sums up my way of designing and opened some doors for me. • “molecule” a modular light-concept that is being developed by Belgian light-producer “DARK” • my latest “Shots” table: it won the “Horecava”-award for best interior-product. – “Blade” a fat new interactive light-design for German light-company “NEXT”.” The idea for “Timeloop” came while making a model for another design in paper strips. He wanted to suggest movement / pulsating by the different sized loops, it looks a bit like a sea-creature.

 

Jack Weisselberger

Jack Weisselberger


Jack Weisselberger is a qualified interior designer with a long-standing involvement, 25 years, in clocks. His vision on designing a clock is simple; it should be a timeless time design. Jack gets his biggest inspiration from the art movements of the 1930’s like “de Stijl” and “Bauhaus”, their use of honest form’s, materials and colors were and still are unique. His motto is: the design should never overtake the purpose of the designed object but it should be in harmony with the purpose. Through his time travel the past 25 years Jack owned, participated and worked for companies like Art in Time, Karlsson, B&W clocks and since 2005 for NeXtime.

 

Marc Th. van der Voorn

Marc Th. van der Voorn


Designer Marc Th. Van der Voorn (1974) is a allround designer. He graduated from Minerva Art Academy, Groningen (NL) in 2001, with a major in interior design. He is artdirector and designer at his lighting label AAN-UIT and designs for other brands like NeXtime, Vreemde-Vogels and Odesi. His style is about details and surpise. Next to the AAN-UIT collection, he also designs for: Vreemde-Vogels (2006) and NeXtime.

 

Mark Kooij

Mark Kooij


Mark has a broad range of interests, and that reflects itself into a divers spectrum of advertising concepts, inventions and, in this case, industrial designs. Funny, bizarre, simple or complex. If there is anything typical about his designs, it could be the fact that they always seem to stand, maybe just a little, out of the ordinary. Like the designer himself.

 

Paolo Renna

Paolo Renna


Paolo Renna designs from a strong inner passion: respect and love for nature and the beauty of life. He believes that real beauty comes from the inside and that people show their true selves through what they wear. For each person is unique and has a desire for love, friendship and harmony. That is Paolo Renna’s basic principle for designing timeless style elements that each represent a part of a personality. Paolo Renna: “To be or not to be on time!”

 

Salvatore Aiello

Salvatore Aiello


Salvatore Aiello was born in 1981 in Caserta (ITALY) where he still lives. Passion for project and curiosity motivated his self-study of industrial design after graduating as a surveyor. Salvatore is a freelancer. Since 2005 he has designed different types of products for some local companies. ” Very important to my knowledge has been the relationship with experts from many sectors of industry but priority I have to thank Daniela Caserta, She is my best and honest confidant as well as an excellent graphic designer” “The frenetic rhythms that mark the time give rise to a desire to escape in all of us. A proper study of the space allows us to run to shelters… objects are our allies able to communicate and transmit emotions throught forms. The expedient ideal is characterized by the right combination of function and irony.”

 

Sarah Tomassen-Jansen &<br />Evelien Valk

Sarah Tomassen-Jansen & Evelien Valk


FRIS ontwerpen is a Dutch design company founded in 2009 by Sarah and Evelien. In 2007, after graduating from the design academy in Eindhoven, they realized that their individual skills complemented each other. Working as a duo at FRIS ontwerpen, they combine their individual approaches to product design to illustrations and happy products.

 

Stallinga

Stallinga


Dutch designer Henk Stallinga, is the founder and CEO of industrial design firm Studio Stallinga BV. Henk Stallinga challenges our relationship between product and perception, imagination and experience. Stallinga’s designs reconsider the industrial product and dare to question what we are accustomed to. Stallinga’s wide range of products are conceived as a whole of which the technical, functional and materiality of the objects are related and fused together. This play on perception is ever present. The clocks designed by Stallinga, such as Focus, Clockwork (Orange) and Paniki are clear examples of this. The motion of the Focus clock makes it hard to decipher whether the wall or the clock is in motion and therefore distracting your Focus. The Clockwork (Orange) alludes to two parts working in unison and the subtle difference of the Paniki is not always apparent at first. These quirky well considered differences and the consideration of a product set Stallinga apart.

 

Steve Buss

Steve Buss


Steve was born 1953 Brooklyn, New York. He studied at the School of Visual Arts – N.Y.C. His sculptures were first shown at Revel gallery in N.Y.C. and his functional objects first sold through museum stores (Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Houston Museum of Fine art, the Wexner museum, the Guggenheim museum, The Philadelphia Museum or Art, and the Museum of Contemporary art in Chicago). His inspiration: Philosophy, nature, skyscrapers, The Allman and Marx Brothers.

 

Tanja Soeter

Tanja Soeter


Product designer and stylist of home accessories. Her work consists and arises from subtle inspiring colours, architecture shapes and structures of nature, words & typography, light and the way it moves, sounds from traffic noise & birds to music. All of this distils in a subtle graphic intuitive design style with a positive presence. Commissioned work De Bijenkorf, V&D, pt, Jansen&co, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and F.M. Jansen Carpets and others.

 

Teun Fleskens

Teun Fleskens


Teun Fleskens is an industrial and interior designer, graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has worked for companies like: Douwe Egberts, Vleamsch, Habidrome, Design Academy Eindhoven, Commune Veldhoven, Province Noord Brabant, Shoesme International and chyczy. “In a few words my style could be described as experimental, pure, natural versus industrial and clearly present but not demanding. For me the most important part of designing is that my products are not only functional but overall meaningful The concept is very important. This can be a serious statement or just making a smile appear: capturing the essence of this conceptual thinking into a minimalistic design.”

 

Tycho Merijn Roest

Tycho Merijn Roest


Tycho Merijn (born 2-12-1975 in Rotterdam) has worked as an independent publicity photographer since 1998, after he finished his study at the MTS Fotonica in Ede. He works from his daylightstudio in the centre of Eindhoven, mainly for publicity offices and companies.

 

Vadim Kibardin

Vadim Kibardin


Vadim Kibardin grew up in Omsk, Russia and graduated from Ural State Academy’s of Architecture and Art Industrial Design Department. He has designs a range of different products, from consumer electronics, furniture, interior settings, to film requisite. Since 2005 Vadim’s “Kibardindesign studio” in Prague started producing his own trade mark goods. He won many awards, including Reddot Award, iF Award, Promosedia International Design Competition and the Design and Design Award.

 

Walter Jonker

Walter Jonker


Walter Jonker is a Dutch designer who graduated from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam in 1994. During his training he worked with Aldo Rossi for six months at his atelier in Milan. Since then he has created a wide range of interior product designs specializing in clocks and lamps, original and practical objects with an unexpected twist. He celebrated success with his “Clock & Roll” roll-up cuckoo clock design. His designs have won awards in the competitions organized by MOOOI en ELLE Living in 2008. He was interviewed in ELLE magazine in 2007 and has exhibited at design exhibitions since1998 both in Holland and abroad (“Beurs van Berlage”, Amsterdam and “Design for Europe”, Kortrijk).

 

Frank Clewits

Frank Clewits


Frank Clewits was born (1949) in a family of clock & watchmakers since two generations. He started his own clockbusiness in 1978 ” The Clockwork Company “. Frank designed his own collection modern clocks and watches and is guest teacher at Dutch academies of industrial design. Some of his designs has been exhibited and bought by museums, like the Cooper-Hewitt NY.

 

Clinton Banbury

Clinton Banbury


Clinton Banbury, a graduate in graphic design from Lancashire University, became a freelance Design Consultant after many years as a senior designer. Since 1995 he has worked as a painter and illustrator and has amongst his clients such names as The Times Newspaper, The Science Museum & English Heritage

 

Yee Ling Wan

Yee Ling Wan


Yee Ling Wan from Brixton South London studied design at Central St Martins. She worked for Monoone and Milk Design in Hong Kong, before she joined Innermost in 2004. Her work is characterised by a background of strong research and innovation in materials and construction. She is passionate about surface pattern design, as seen in the subtle detail of the Fantôme clock.

 

Curuso D'angeli Studio

Caruso D’angeli Studio


Ivo Caruso (Avellino, 1984) and Alessandro D’Angeli (Rome, 1985) trained themselves at the Industrial Design Degree Course, Sapienza University of Rome, in the professional design studio Lenci Design and in R&D offices of companies as Slamp and Unopiù. In 2009 they took a Master Degree in Industrial Design. Together they develop new products and communication projects for various Italian companies. Their works received many mentions and publications.