It all started at the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where Han drew international attention with his award-winning design '103% Vase'. After graduating he started his own company to be able to do what he likes most: creating cool products. From idea to product, from purchasing materials to dispatch, everything in his own hands.
Han's inspiration for new products is everywhere he is. Cruising in town on his fixie, reading on a plane to Bangkok, cloud-gazing from the deck of his boat – the ideas keep on flowing. From an ever-growing bank of photos, sketches and material experiments, new products bubble up. These products come to life in the Development Room, Han's lab equipped with machines that he designed and built himself.
Not only is your lamp made especially for you; the equipment it is produced on is developed solely for that precise purpose. Han's way of working is driven not by any style or trend, but by his love for turning techniques inside out and for experimenting with materials and form.
The results of Han's experimentation are for sale, to order. Each product is made solely for you and is thus unique - so expect a little delivery time. You are also welcome to drop by the Development Room and see your product being made.
More and more architects and interior designers are coming to Han for specials – custom versions of products from his collection. Three times as big? Different colour? Your or your client's name on it?
Want to know more? Get in touch for more information or for an appointment in the Development Room. Or stay tuned via:
Studio Han Koning
9718 BZ Groningen
Han Koning develops and produces handmade industrial design for your home and office.