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Quality Time by Kiki van Eijk

Quality Time by Kiki van Eijk

Milan update: here is a selection of pieces shown by young Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk as part of her joint Quality Time show with Joost van Bleiswijk.


Top image: Quilt Stool. Above: Porselain Silverware cutlery. Below: Quilt Chair


The duo lived in their Via Tortona exhibition space during the furniture fair earlier this month.


Above: Soft Dressing Table


Above: Cubic Lathe stools

Text from the designers follows:


Kiki van Eijk & Joost van Bleiswijk: Quality time.

Presentation Milan 2007

Dutch designers Kiki van Eijk and Joost van Bleiswijk present their new collection this year in a special setting.

They present their exclusive new interior products in a temporary home. Four abstract spaces are created with a content of four values that represent the good things in life; Food, Play, living, Sleeping. For ten days they live full time in this space where people can visit them and experience Quality Time!

Quality Time

Time is a very important theme in their new collection.

“We respect the old iconography and quality which we reshape with a strong personal touch All products are made with best quality materials and are very labour intensive. Our personal goal in design is to make products that are extremely special which withstand time because of their autonomous, personal and exclusive qualities.

Quality time has a social and emotional quality which we find very important in personal life. The title has a double meaning, because it refers to both the good things in life in emotional way, and quality in things that surround us. "

After Milan 2006

Their works exhibited at “curiosities now" got published by the complete world press such as Elle Deco Japan, Elle Deco Denmark, Elle Wonen Holland, Wallpaper, Interni, Casa di Arbitare, Igloo, Figaro, Surface, Chicago Tribune.

Their work has been exhibited and sold internationally by Galleries and Museums in London (MINT), Paris, New York (Future perfect), Milan (Spacio Rossana Orlandi), Cologne, Tokyo (Design Tide), Amsterdam (Frozen fountain), Rotterdam (Vivid), Brussels etc.

Kiki van Eijk had a direct hit with her soft clocks, soft cabinet, dressup!lamps and carpets. Her carpet “hexagon lace" got nominated by Elle Deco NL as “best design in floor coverings 2006". Kiki was also nominated by the Elle Deco NL as “best young talent 2006".

Joost van Bleiswijk got a lot of attention with his “single cut vases" and his “no glue no screw" series clock, desk and chair in polished stainless steel was a big hit.