who we are

Envisions is a design lab, uniting over 20 multidisciplinary designers with a shared fascination for experimental research. Founded in 2016, by a group of recent graduates from the acclaimed Design Academy Eindhoven, Envisions wanted to voice a counter reaction opposing the prevailing design culture shaped by star designers and their iconic designs. Uniting as a creative hive mind Envisions proposed an alternative: a collaborative approach shared through an open dialogue, giving an insight into the multifaceted creative process of design.

Each designer of the carefully curated team has a distinctive array of talents, skills and fascinations which are utilised either as an entire team or sub-teams, depending on the nature of the collaboration. Through a three-step methodology (Process, Progress, Production) the Envisionaires collectively explore and expand the boundaries of material applications.

In collaboration with renowned industry partners Envisions critically re-envisions current processes of production, focussing primarily on the path leading up to the end product. Through this process Envisions offers the industry new perspectives on materials, techniques and production facilities.

As a part of the ongoing research and collaborations, Envisions shares their vision on material innovation through the development of materials, material research, brand experiences, creative content, education and product development.

curriculum vitae

Since our debut in 2016 we have been on a rollercoaster ride! Having been nominated for numerous awards, invited to give talks, teach and exhibit our work around the world.

awards

2019
Nominee – Ro Plastic Prize
Nominee – ADCN Award

2018
Winner – Dezeen, Emerging Designer of the Year
Nominee – New Material Awards

2017
Nominee – Keep an Eye Grant
Nominee – Dutch Design Award, Best Design Research
Nominee – Creative Heroes Award

clients

Finsa
ECO-Oh!
Design Museum Gent
StijlInstituut Amsterdam
Gemeente Eindhoven
BPD
Morssinkhof
Sikkens
Febrik
Zilvermuseum

exhibitions

2020
Heimtextil – Frankfurt, Germany

2019
recycled plastics in process – Tallinn Design Festival
recycled plastics in process – YKSI Expo, Eindhoven
recycled plastics in process – Techtextil, Frankfurt
silver in process – Nederland’s Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven
wood in progress – Vitra Schaudepot, Germany
recycled plastics in process – Rossana Orlandi, Milan
collection of Finsa – Hope, Kazerne, Eindhoven
wood in progress – Madrid Design Festival, Madrid
wood in progress – New Material Award, Salone del Mobile, Milan
collection of Finsa – Material District, Rotterdam
collection of Finsa – Design District, Rotterdam
collection of Finsa – Object, Rotterdam

2018
Fibre-Fixed, Composites in Design – Design Museum Gent, Gent
wood in progress – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
wood in progress – London Design Fair, London
wood in progress – Salone del Mobile, Milan

2017
the envisionaires – Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
beyond generations – Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
envisions invites – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
wood in process – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
wood in process – London Design Fair, London
wood in process – Salone del Mobile, Milaan
wood in process – NYC x Design, New York
products in process part 2 – Object, Rotterdam

2016
products in process part 2 – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
RGB funfair – Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
RGB funfair – Yksi Expo, Eindhoven
products in process part 1 – NYC x Design, New York
products in process part 1 – Salone del Mobile, Milaan

lectures

2019
FuckUp nights at Design Chewing – Rotterdam
SISU – Talinn
Techtextil – Frankfurt
DesignPost – Amsterdam
EVTEK – Istanbul
Heimtextil Forum – Frankfurt
AKV st. Joost – Eindhoven

2018
Google SPAN – Helsinki
Selected’18 – Bilbao
Canon – Utrecht
Design Museum Gent – Gent
BNO – Utrecht
Wilson School of Design – Vancouver, Canada
Design Academy Eindhoven – Eindhoven

2017
Dutch Design Daily – Dutch Design Awards preview – Amsterdam
The New Normal – with Lidewij Edelkoort and Dirk van der Kooij – Venice
Design Matters – Best of Milan – Amsterdam
Plymouth College of Art – Plymouth

2016
Organisation in Design – press conference Salone del Mobile 2016 – Milan

guest tutor

Elisava – Barcelona, Spain (2019)
Design Academy Eindhoven – Activity, Eindhoven (2019)
Wilson School of Design – Vancouver, Canada (2018)
Design Museum Gent – Gent (2018)
Plymouth College of Art – Plymouth (2017)

publications

DeZeen
Wallpaper
Elle Decoration
Elle
Frame Magazine
WOTH
EH&I
VT Wonen
Yellowtrace
LSN Global
Designmilk
Designboom
Architectenweb
Cover
Dude
Connecting the Dots
NRC
StijlInstituut
WGSN
TrendTablet
BNI
Form
Viewpoint
SightUnseen
Roca Gallery

contact

Fuutlaan 14k
5613 AB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

(art) director

Sanne Schuurman

envisionaires

Adrianus Kundert
Aukje Fleur Janssen
Bastiaan de Nennie
Dewi Kruijk
Elvis Wesley
Emma Wessel
Fabian Briels
Fred Erik
Iwan Pol
Jeroen van de Gruiter
Jos Klarenbeek
Lody Aeckerlin
Robin Pleun Maas
Roel Deden
Ronald Smits
Roos Gomperts
Sanne Schuurman
Simone Post
Team Thursday
Thomas Trum
Tijs Gilde
Tomas Dirrix
Vantot

studio manager

Jessica Lampit

intern

Marieke van Schijndel

collaborations

partners