J.P. Meulendijks: Dutch Design Week
I really enjoyed meeting J.P. Meulendijks and viewing his latest creations - a pendant light and a super cool "Shots" table. Since the table was one that I'd totally own, I gravitated more towards it and snapped a few photos, none of which came out too well so I asked J.P. for a few products shots (thanks, JP!). The great thing about this table is that you can roll up 10 magazines or use it for storing 10 wine bottles, and either display the piece as a coffee table or position it against the wall for another look entirely.
Here's J.P. with "Shots"
J.P. graduated in 1998 from the FONTYS Academy in Sittard. He spent his practical training year at the studio of DROOG-designer under Tejo Remy, who influenced is own designs greatly. Since then, he is working as an independent product designer; designing mostly lights, furniture, and other interior products. His products are produced and distributed worldwide by companies such as DARK, Umbra, Van Esch, Presenttime, Karlsson, InteriorTools, and Duo-design.
Regarding the "Shots" table, J.P. says, "The design combines two ideas that I was working on. Two shapes that are merged together to form a new object; a functional object that is solid, looks cool and can be used in different ways. The angled placing of the bottles give a striking image and resembles the movement of pooring out a bottle and the smooth rounded shape of the table prevents you from hurting yourself when you drink a little too much."
Materials: Recyclable hard polyvinyl, coated with a scratch-proof 2K finish in glossy white or non glossy white. Dimensions: L=1215 mm. W=565 mm. H=320 mm. Price: 1,249- Euro, Available .
So what do you think about Shots? A future classic, perhaps?
(images: from J.P. and Holly Becker for cattledogs)