VIVID Design Rotterdam presents:
MNO Easy Dutch
MNO = Jan Melis & Ben Oostrum, an industrial designer and a sculptural artist. Jan graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven; Ben graduated from the Arts Academy in Rotterdam. MNO was founded in 1999 after a joined exhibition. At the SaloneSatellite2002 in Milan, MNO presented their latest products, amongst others the Easy Chair, the Menorah, the Cross Light and the Y-bone. They were accompanied by the MNO classics like the pill, donut, flux and module.
The successful presentation in Milan will be seen in Rotterdam. MNO is mainly working in the field of furniture and lighting design as well as interior design under assignment. The designs of MNO distinguish themselves through original concepts, innovative materials and techniques and aesthetic shapes and colours.
Products by MNO (Jan Melis and Ben Oostrum), are included in the collections of: DMD in The Hague, Droog Design in Amsterdam, Cor Unum in Den Bosch, MoMA retail in New York, Planet in Amsterdam, Totem Design in New York as well as in the collections of Central Museum Utrecht and Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam.
The Modular Menorah
is a polished aluminium candleholder for the Hanukah festival, which can
be put together in many different ways. Produced by Totem Design, New
The Cross-Light is
a roto-moulded connectable light; it can be used as a pendant as well
as table light. When the cross-light is switched of it produces an alienating
after-glow. Material: Polyethylene.
The Y-bone is a modular
element to make organic-like structures. For in- and outdoor use. Various
Donut is a seating
object made of comfortable soft foam with a strong, elastic coating. Due
to the outspoken dimensions and shape the donut is as well seating-, as
play-, as art object.
MODULE, which functions
as a coffee table, small bench or when joined together as a cabinet. This
product is made of frame foam with a flexible coating.
Flux is a series of
ceramic pendant lights based on the repetition of a module, which flow
into each other.