Creative, Artful and Talented: Modern Furniture by Jurgen Bey
Internationally well-known industrial top product designer Jurgen Bey was born in the Netherlands in 1965. From 1984 to 1989, he studied design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Recognized as the representative of the Critical Design movement, Jurgen Bey promoters inspiring popular and unique design conceptions in order to understand them and the world. If you want to discover some of his most iconic pieces, get amazed by his amazing creativity.
“I’m not one of those born with the urge to create or design. As a child, I wanted to become a veterinarian or an astronaut, just like all children. School opened my eyes and my mind. I studied at Eindhoven design academy, and once I started to create something beautiful I realized the potential of the tools I had in my hands.”
– Jurgen Bey
Light Shade D95 by Moooi
Moooi‘s collaboration with Jurgen Beyresulted in the design of the Light Shade Shade lamps for the Moooi lighting collection. Jurgen Bey was asked to shift the focus of the luxury furniture brand, to explore the frontiers of modern design lighting. The Light Shade Shade Floor Lamp and Chandeliers by Jurgen Beyare part of the stunning Light Shade Shade collection from Moooi featuring a light/chandelier within a light. By day, it is a modernist mirrored shade reflecting the world around it. At night, when lit, the shade’s semi-transparency reveals theluxury chandelier within. Designer Jurgen Bey imbued the modern chandelier with what most fascinates him about life–what is inner and unseen. In this design, Jurgen Beyshows a hopeful glimpse of what often remains forever hidden inside.
Throughout his career, Jurgen Bey had participated in numerous public projects and museum exhibitions. Jurgen Bey’s vast body of work comprisesfurniture design, product design, and interior and public space design.
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In 2002, Jurgen Beyformed Studio Makkink & Bey with the architect Rianne Makkink. Working together and supported by a design team, they analyze content and search for the relation of things and their users. In their words, “town planning, architecture, and landscape architecture are indissolubly connected to products and can be in symbiosis; the lamp has influenced architecture and the built home the products for the interior.
Droog‘s collaboration with Dutch designerJurgen Bey started in the early nineties and resulted in the design of, amongst others, Kokon Furniture, Tree-trunk bench, and St. Petersburg chair. By using the so-called spider’s web technique, desolate furniture is wrapped with synthetic fibers creating smooth, elastic skin. The Kokon furniture range was a result of Droog’s 1997 Dry Tech project.
Jurgen Bey is currently director of the Sandberg Institute at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He continues to design products with the modernist concept of form follows function within architecture and urban planning.
Short-leg & Extended seat by Drog
This chair has 4 legs like any normal chair. However, one of the legs is shorter than the others. Don’t let this handicap put you off! Use books or magazines to prop up the leg instead and suddenly you have a mini library-and-chair combination. Has something been added or is something missing? A little bit of both as the extension of the seat means you have to think about what to use to create the right balance. With this chair, two or more people can enjoy each other’s company. But, there has to be ultimate trust. If just one person stands up, the chair will lose its functionality.
What do you think about this modern furniture by Jurgen Bey?