Lex Pott is a Dutch designer who works from his own design studio based in Rotterdam. He studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and graduated cum laude in 2009. In his work, Lex Pott returns to the origin of the materials he uses. Lex: “My designs are often based on the use of pure and natural materials. I try to bring them back to their essence: the material. In the case of my designs for Weltevree that’s wood and natural stone. I always strive to create a certain harmony in shape, function and context. “.
Poplars by Lex Pott
One of the designs by Lex Pott are the Poplars: wooden footwear made fit for modern life. Lex: “It all started with an exposition with Thomas Vailly about wood and tree sap. I decided to redesign one of the most iconic products made of wood for this exposition: wooden clogs. The result is a refined, minimalistic version of the nostalgic shoe. I use them in my daily life and wear the Poplars around the house and in my city garden in Rotterdam.”. Click here to read more about the artisanal production of the Poplars.
“My designs are often based on the use of pure and natural materials. I strive to create harmony in shape, function and context.”
Cooking accessories by Lex Pott
Next to the Poplars, Lex Pott has designed two cooking accessories for Weltevree: the Rolling Pin and the Cutting Board. The idea of a marble rolling pin arose from the tradition of bakers working on marble worktops to prevent the dough from getting too warm. “With this Rolling Pin we’ve exchanged these surfaces: the rolling pin ensures the quality of the dough, no matter what working surface you use.” The Cutting Board is a result of a form study, an experiment, something that’s characteristic to a big part of Lex Potts work. “I wanted to find out how you can create a tube out of a wooden plank. The result is a perfectly round tube in the corner of the cutting board which is not only convenient for serving, but also for hanging the cutting board.”
Would you like to know more about Lex Pott? Have a look at his website: lexpott.nl or follow him on social media.