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atelier NL

The work of Atelier NL translates the convergence of environment, history, and human experience into objects and systems that enrich everyday life. Atelier NL uses design as a method to reveal hidden informational patterns and stories that lie beneath the mundane. By researching and rearranging what already exists, Atelier NL touches on what it means to be human in an ever-evolving world.

Clay Service

Clay Service is a set of plates, bowls and cups that showcases clay from different locations
throughout the Netherlands. Born as a handmade table service during Atelier NL’s
Noordoostpolder residency, each piece’s colour and structure speaks to the local land from which
the clay was excavated by hand. The unique set first entered into formal production through
cooperation with Royal Tichelaar Makkum, who produced sets from various areas
of the country. In-house production has now begun at Atelier NL’s Earth Alchemy factory. 
The Clay Service is reintroduced via a new production methodology that merges public participation with process.
We are very proud to have these beautiful items exclusively in our collection.

After intensive research and experimentation, designers Nadine Sterk and Lonny Ryswyck of Atelier NL managed to melt local 'wild' sand dug from the Zandmotor, into unique objects of glass.
The collection is called 'ZandGlas'. Each piece is made from fused sand, forming a magnificent set composed of a carafe and three drinking glasses of varying size. These are tangible objects made from sand. They are beautifully crafted and tell a stunning narrative about the origins of the Netherlands and the sea, currents, winds, rivers, time and mankind.

Atelier NL used the sand from the Zandmotor at the invitation of artist collective Satellietgroep and in collaboration with their network of scientists. For the manufacture of the limited edition, the designers worked together with Gert Bullée, top glassblower in the Netherlands. At high temperatures, the wild sands of the Zandmotor melt and eventually transform into characteristic, pale green glass. Sleek and elegant design in a sophisticated colour, and with charming imperfections that make each object unique.