The Potato Lamp / De Pieperlamp

“Als het donker is geeft de nachtschade licht” (at dark, the nightshade will shine bright)

The renowed Ceramic Institute Cor Unum organises a yearly Design competition. The “Pieperlamp” was selected for the final and to be presented at the jury. The theme of that year was “Darkness Enlighted”. 

Climate change is an important topic. Yet it proves challenging to change our behaviour accordingly.  With the Pieperlamp/ Potatolamp I want ot instingate a conversation at the dinner table over how we interact with the world around us and sources of (fossil) energies. 

The potato finds it way to the Dutch cuisine regularly, around 3,5 times a week. Inspired by the oillamp of the painting “The potatoeaters” by Van Gogh the ceramic lamp plate adds light to the table, powered by the energy stored in potatos. 

The work was exhibited at Cor Unum in Den Bosch. 


Cor Unum Pieperlamp ceramics

The Square Garden cube vase

Rotterdam is famous for her architecture. Well-known icons are the cube houses. 

To facilitate social interaction the cube houses have a communal garden rather han private garden. The communcal outdoor space is located underneath the star shape created by the cube houses being connected, framing the sky above. 

The Square Garden cube vase is a tribute to the social, green idea by embrasing the starshape to frame greens. 

Square garden vase ceramics

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