Dutch Invertuals during Salone Del Mobile
March, 2017

During Salone Del Mobile in Milan I will present new work in collaboration with Xandra van der Eijk, developed for the collective Dutch Invertuals. You can visit us at Via Pastrengo 12.

Marine Debris Bakelite
January, 2017

New project coming up. [in collaboration with Andrew Simpson and Sarah K] Marine Debris Bakelite is a collection made from the plastic that is collected from Australian shores after it’s been washed up out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The complete collection will be presented in April this year during Salone Del Mobile in Milan.

Funding Stimuleringsfonds Talentontwikkeling
October, 2016

I received the ‘Talentontwikkeling’ funding from the Stimuleringsfonds to professionalize my studio and start new (research)projects this year. Some of the end results will be on show during Dutch Design Week 2017.

Latitude for Uniqueness for sale
September, 2016

All 16 collections for Arita2016/ are now for sale at Seibu Department Store in Tokyo.
Later this year other stores and cities in Japan will follow.
Check www.2016arita.jp for details.

Dutch Design Award Nomination
June, 2016

Arita2016/ is nominated for a Dutch Design Award in the category Product Design. Collections from Scholten/Baijings, Wieki Somers, Christien Meindertsma and our collection “Latitude for Uniqueness” are on show during Dutch Design Week in October this year. The winner will be announced on Saturday 29th of October in Eindhoven.

2016/Arita at the Milan Salone
March, 2016

2016/ presents 16 new porcelain collections at the Milan Salone in conjunction with the Rijksmuseum 12 – 17 April

Via delle Erbe 2, Milan (Brera district)
April 12 10:00 – 15:00 Press Preview
April 13 – 17 10:00 – 18:00 (15, 16 open till 20:00)


A month in Japan for Arita2016
September, 2014

During the month of September I was working in Arita, Japan. I was asked by Arita2016 to develop a new porcelain collection in close cooperation with local craftsmen. I did a lot of research in the Ceramic Research Center Saga where I developed 3 types of clay and 12 colors. All clays and colors are the result of using waste material from local clay producers. The collection will be finished and presented in Milan, April 2016.