Joost van Bleiswijk

Joost van Bleiswijk was born in Delft and graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven. Since then, his work has been focused on collections that are exhibited and sold worldwide at galleries and museums including Moss Gallery in New York, Galerie Vivid in Rotterdam, Design Museum Holon in Israel and the Zuiderzee Museum in The Netherlands.

Joost’s ‘no glue no screw’ approach has become a major influence in his design process. Every year, ‘no glue no screw’ becomes more complex, detailed and architectural. Joost elaborates, “I find it interesting to work with construction methods to create techniques that work as dogma for my designs. I create contemporary versions of forgotten objects such as the grandfather clock, hourglass, chessboard and goblet. I draw inspiration from the past and study hundreds of years of product design to find archetypes and conclusions of shapes that lie in history. It’s not only the style of design I find very important but the object itself; I choose objects that tell a story.”

In addition to his own work, Joost designs for companies such as Ahrend, Bruut Furniture, City of Eindhoven, Design Connection, Lebesque and Secondome to publications such as The New York Times, Wallpaper, Vogue, Elle Decor and The joost van bleiswijk Financial Times.