Kiki van Eijk's Collection is Inspired by Primitive Technology

By: Riley von Niessen - Jun 27, 2016
References: kikiworld.nl & dezeen
Kiki van Eijk's 'Civilized Primitive' collection includes a series of pieces that are modeled on primitive technology and the past ways of survival. Included are lamps, small beds and a number of home accessories.

The Dutch designer makes use of primitive technology by building the pieces with raw-looking materials and harsh structures -- making each look as those it was made by hand with supplies offered by nature. Kiki van Eijk was said to be inspired by the forests that surround her home in Eindhoven. With this, she began imagining how people used to survive in the wild, leading her to create the sustainable pieces.

The name of the collection notes the marriage between civilization and primitive living, the with resulting products combining wild elements with an aura of simplicity that make them complement a modern home well.