Bertjan Pot was born in 1975 in the Netherlands. He focuses in the material and production processes. He likes to use computer aesthetics and industrial production methods, but without actually using a computer or sometimes even the industrial production method as a design tool.
Almost all of his designs come from experiments in materials. He believes, “that the way a product feels is just as important as the way it looks”. He studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven and together with Daniel White he founded ‘Monkey Boys’ in 1999. Since 2003, Pot has been working on his own.
In many of his products such as the Carbon Chair, the Random Light, the Random Chair and the Knitted lamp, the skin or material of the product becomes the actual product. Many of his products are self-initiated because he feels that a product just needs to be made, but others are commissioned by companies. Some of his clients include; Pallucco, Domestic, Moooi, Arco, Van Vilt, and Goods.
Bertjan Pot is one of the most curious and surprising designers of the moment.