Bertjan Pot (1975) studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven. This respected Dutch designer alternates autonomous projects with (inter)national commissions for big labels such as Nike, Wrong for hay and Moooi. His work has been awarded with a variety of prizes and has been added to collections all over the world of which MoMA in New York is an example.
A series of five new outdoor furniture has been designed for Weltevree by Bertjan Pot. Personal needs and curiosity form the basis of the concept, and is typical for the designer’s method of work. A (garden)sofa that is comfortable, gives you much wanted privacy and looks amazing, a combination that isn’t often found, inspired Bertjan Pot to the end product we now know as the Patioset. “The way a product feels is just as important as the way it looks.”
With this series of products Bertjan Pot and Weltevree share a common vision about the essence ofgood design. Bertjan Pot acknowledges the ‘better, not more’ mentality that Weltevree sports. ‘We are both down to earth. Thoroughly thought out but low in means. Coming together, making a common ground, earthly values, ‘primal necessities’ which Weltevree stands for I translate to a collection with modern comfort.
“The way a product feels is just as important as the way it looks.”
Over het ontwerpproces vertelt Bertjan: “Op een gegeven moment weet je: dit is raak, het komt niet dichterbij dan dit. Toen ben ik met het prototype in de auto gestapt en naar Weltevree gereden.” En zo is daar de 5-delige Patioset. Verkrijgbaar in Naked (onbehandeld), Green en Yellow; een kleurenpallet toepasbaar in zowel een natuurlijke als een stedelijke omgeving, binnen én buiten.
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