mod is proud to carry Inekehans Collection products.
Ineke Hans was born in 1966 in the Netherlands. Since
graduating from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem (NL) in
1991 and the Royal College of Art in London in 1995, Ineke Hans work
has evolved in many ways, acquiring the identity most clearly of a
designer, with the impulses of a sculptor, and the industrial
experience needed to define products with a commercial life.
She worked for three years for HABITAT UK on their mass-produced
furniture and product collections and in 1998 started to work from
Holland. Here she founded her studio INEKEHANS/ARNHEM. Initially the
emphasis of her work was mainly on furniture. At the moment the
studio designs in the widest sense of the word: from jewellery to
public space projects, from small batch production to mass
production. Alongside this she still designs products for INEKEHANS/COLLECTION,
which is sold internationally.
Her work investigates the psychological roots of products,
perceiving and playing with the interaction between people and
objects. It centres around the pictogram and archetype. Old and
brand new production methods are used in unconventional ways.
Innovation in materials, techniques and re-thinking of exciting
human values and habits have become one of most important triggers
for her new work.
She has won a red-dot-award and design plus award for a surprising
garlic crusher for Royal VKB in 2005 and also a red-dot-award in
2006 for a bowl and spoon for Royal VKB. Her work is purchased by
international design collections, like Victoria and Albert Museum.
London, Musee des Arts Decoratives-Paris, FNAC-France. Among her
clients are Cappellini, Swarovski, Cooper Hewitt Museum New York,
Royal VKB, MVRDV-architects, and the Ministry of Finance in the