David Derksen graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2009 and gained his master Industrial Design at Delft University of Technology in 2011. In the same year he started his own studio in Rotterdam. Natural principles and processes form a source of inspiration for a lot of his work. The processes employed to make the objects, which he compares to playing with the forces of nature on a tiny scale, are often still visible in the final result.
David Derksen’s portfolio displays many layers and striking versatility. Derksen practices multiple disciplines and uses an extremely diverse range of materials; even so, his work remains recognisable and he is consistent in his approach to design. All the individual products appear to be pieces of a larger whole with an unequivocal vision. Aesthetic, experiment and material development converge in Derksen’s designs with a single narrative.