Puik Art are our Supplier of the Week; 27 June – 3 July.
Puik Art, meaning "Great Art", is a Dutch design collective founded by Freek Claessen and Daan Gescher. It all started with one candle, discovered at the Design Academy in Eindhoven's graduation show, when the pair decided that there was work to be done to launch young designer's creations.
We spoke with co-founder Freek Claessen to find out more.
How did Puik Art start out?
Puik Art was founded four years ago by Daan Gescher and Me. We noticed that young Dutch product designers make a lot of great designs but it is very difficult for them to really bring a product into the market. The investments, production, marketing and sales are barriers for the young talents and that’s where Puik Art helps them. We started with just one product which thankfully was a big success, and has allowed us to expand to 25 products now.
Where and how do you find your up & coming designers?
In the beginning we found them through social media and than asked them if they would like to work with us. At the moment we receive a lot of requests because Puik Art is becoming more well known by the younger talents. We're lucky that we have a lot of great designs to choose from so we can select the right ones.