Marten van Middelkoop

Product designer

For the Trouvé Light Van Middelkoop combined his interest for Japanese aesthetics and standardised industrial patterns into a table light that is truly a soon-to-be design classic.

unifying true craftsmanship and industrial processes

Marten van Middelkoop graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy for Applied Arts and Sciences in Rotterdam in 2017 when he won the WdKA Bachelor Prize and was nominated for the ‘Drempelprijs’. In his work he unifies true craftsmanship and his fascination for industrial processes. He currently runs a company, together with partner-in-crime process designer Joost Dingemans, called PLASTICIET. They recycle coloured plastic particles into an amazing kaleidoscopic plate material.