Table brothers…

Enjoy the flexibility of form and use in table brothers. In 2012 the design was one out of ten nominees for the ‘Noordelijke Ontwerpprijs’

A set of two tables were adults and kids can enjoy their lives together all day with eat, work and play. I am very proud of the functionality of the two tables together and the looks that are simple but elegant.

Were working, playing and eating not always mix well together, in this  table you easily remove your laptop and other stuff under the top-blade to make space for breakfast or dinner.

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I created the table after remarks of my son. He never liked to sit in a high chair (or should I say he hated it?). With the smaller table, a child can sit on a normal chair and eat ‘as a grown-up’. The minute I finished the table, my son sat down on the smaller table and said: “this is my table and the other one is for my big brother”. So you can imagine why this table is called ‘brothers’. The smaller table can also be used as a side-table and has the perfect height to eat your meal while watching TV

This is a ‘work in progress’ creation. I expect and hope to see it in production this year.

 

Open Closed Transparant…

A search for expression of character with the use of wire-constructions in cabinets

 

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The one I liked the most I never made in reality: the closed version, (in the drawing on the right side). It reminds me of the secret cabinets that are made through the ages… The wires are also the ‘hinge’ between the different parts. In the drawing you see the resemblance with the real live versions (“Transparant” in the middle, “Open” on the left side of the drawing). Shall I make the “Closed” cabinet some day?

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Table Simson…

Inspired by the muscle man Samson (in Dutch Simpson) with three themes in his live: God, Muscles and Women.

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A big 120 cm round table to use by maximum 6 persons. Sharing light from above it spreads through the legs and the plexiglass dividers. The three parts in the table have a symbolic background: Sharing a table together and leaving one seat open for the unexpected guest (Elijah). My own heritage inspired me in a way in my latest table-design ‘Brothers’. You could say this is really old stuff (almost vintage): I made this table in 1990!

Freedom to my magical bird again!

After 2 years of silence, today is the day I give freedom to my magical bird again by making hannakerkhof.nl public.

Since the end of 2013 when I closed my old company ‘de OndernemersWerkplaats’ a lot has happened. Besides working on my recovery I have taken time searching and finding my new path as a designer. To be honest: My main succes is not in big and famous things, but in those small moments of everyday live. Enjoying to be who I am, creating new and unexpected things and connecting with the people around me and enjoy working and living together….. Continue reading Freedom to my magical bird again!