Dutch designer Joost Van Bleiswijk is a designer of housewares that go against the grain. With Joost Van Bleiswijk, do not expect sleek refinement. Instead, this designer creates items that have a masculine, crafty, "wood shop class" look that is much more naturalistic.
Common tools and materials used by Joost Van Bleiswijk include the blowtorch, heavy metals, power saws and rough wood. Influences of his recent collections include the downturn in the economy and the reality that the world will never be perfect.
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