Studio Makkink & Bey
Born in 1964 and 1965. Studio founded in 2002.
The Dutch Studio Makkink & Bey is led by architect Rianne Makkink and designer Jurgen Bey and works in various domains of applied art and includes public space projects, product design, architecture, exhibition design and applied arts... Supported by a design team, they have been operating their design practice since 2002. The design strategy of Studio Makkink & Bey is to re-appropriate what is already present in the context of an assignment, with a strong emphasis on the process. These contextual elements aren't just rearranged within one product, but also on the scale of a building, a landscape or a social work environment. One single product can progress into a project of a larger scale, motivating its own setting. In reverse, a project on the scale of architecture or urban planning can equally produce a series of products related to their original context.