super short:Ineke Hans (NL) designs furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces with content. For clients, communities and leading international manufacturers she explores new design strategies and product typologies for our future way of living. Ineke has a studio in Arnhem (NL), a small workspace in Berlin and is professor Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
short by dates:• In 1998 STUDIO INEKEHANS is set up in the Netherlands after studying Product Design in Arnhem (NL) and graduating with an MA in Furniture Design from the RCA in London. Ineke initiated furniture and product collections herself, still sold through INEKEHANS COLLECTION, before focussing more on work for clients.• In 2015 Ineke returns to the UK to set up a small personal canalside studio and INEKEHANS SALON. With these London Salons she explores 'the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer'. She concludes the Salons with the pamphlet and exhibition: EXPLORE & ACT.• In 2017 Ineke is appointed professor Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.• In 2019 her small, personal office is moved to Berlin and Ineke works from there and Arnhem with project-related assistants.• Upto today Ineke Hans is seen as one of the leading critical Dutch designers.- Her portfolio contains work for daring and caring international manufactures like Arco, Cappelini, Iittala, Lensvelt, Magis, Offecct, Royal Ahrend, RoyalVKB, Circuform and clients such as: Cooper Hewitt Museum (NY), Royal Dutch Forestguard, Shorefast Foundation (CA) and governmental organizations. - Ineke has won prestigious international design awards, her projects for the Canadian Fogo Island Inn, were highly praised worldwide and her work is purchased by museums and collectors globally.- Seeing design as both a problem and a solution to climate change and our current society, Ineke made a number of exhibitions exploring new opportunities and directions for impactful design.- Ineke Hans is regularly involved in international juries, talks and critical debates on design.
long:read about her design atitude, recognition, her design activities and find links to films & books HERE