Sophie Mensen & Oskar Peet, OS ∆ OOS (Netherlands)
Tuesday 18th September 2018
Studio OS ∆ OOS is design studio for small objects to larger spatial concepts; founded in 2013 by Oskar Peet and Sophie Mensen who both graduated from the Design Academy in Eindhoven the Netherlands.
The studio tries to find the balance between form, material and their relation to the surroundings and the user. For the duo it is the constant search to find the essence in the complex that drives them, taking an initial concept and working it into an object that conveys only what is meant to.
The majority of work borders the line of design (in the industrial/ functionality sense) and autonomous objects; best described as contemporary objects derived from concept, yet rationalized to give them purpose. The conclusion of these efforts results in neither a product nor pure artistic expression but a culmination of the both. A product where art=industry. Lately, the studio also moved towards interior design for retail and private clients where they still apply this approach.
As a result works of OS ∆ OOS have been commissioned by production partners such as FontanaArte, Please Wait to be Seated and Umbra-Shift, and have their work represented nationally and internationally at prestigious fairs such as Design Miami/Basel, PAD London and Paris, Collective Fair in New York, Fog Fair San Francisco, Design Days Dubai and Collectible in Brussels to mention a few.
Their work has also been included at museums such as the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, Mac’s Grand-Hornu in Belgium, The Design Museum in London and Villa Noailles in Hyeres, as well as having work acquired by the Vitra Design Museum for their permanent collection.
OS ∆ OOS is a studio for contemporary objects and spaces, derived from concept, rationalised by purpose.
This event is hosted in collaboration with DiSé, an Italian company producing refined bespoke furniture and artworks.