Saturday, June 1, 2013

Today's Inspiration: Studio Lenneke Wispelwey

Studio Lenneke Wispelwey
| Ceramist Lenneke Wispelwey's Studio | Photography by Louis Lemaire
Published in Drömhem & Trädgård # 6, 2013

Lenneke Wispelwey is a ceramist based in Arnhem in the Netherlands. I came across her beautiful designs when her home and studio was featured in the Swedish interior magazine "Drömhem & Trädgård" (Dream Home & Garden) issue #6, that came out recently. I love porcelain and ceramics that has a texture/look similar to folded paper and Wispelwey's ceramics with its geometrical patterns and shapes feels like the essence of this.

Wispelwey's designs are playful, characterized by structured shapes and contrasts such as being glazed on the inside but not on the outside and so on. She works mainly with pastel colours and I agree that her designs are harmonious and honest as described on her web page. She finds her inspiration in curiosa, vintage, every day life things and old childhood memories.

I fell totally in love with her workspace where her own new designs are combined with vintage furniture and curiosa. The glass bottles, the mint coloured typewriter, the filing cabinet and the ladder are some of my favourite objects.
Studio Lenneke WispelweyWispelwey's designs includes dishes, vases, buttons and even a birdhouse! I love all of them but if I have to pick a favourite it would have to be the white vase to the right in the first picture, titled "Pineapple".

You can read more about Wispelwey and see more pictures of her work here.

The article in Drömhem & Trädgård about Wispelwey was written by Simone van Heningen and Esther Jostmeijer.