Designer Roos Kalff developed an aesthetic language that bridges past and present, echoing historical designs in a contemporary approach towards functionality and sustainability.
For the Glassware series, Studio Kalff uses vintage glassware as the material basis to create new lighting and table pieces, thereby changing the form and function of the original objects. All the glassware is handmade and unique, composed of individually selected elements.
Traditional crafts are reinterpreted to a contemporary form in the ceramic and wooden Writing Table. Classic tableware is used for the models that form the ceramic table legs. The table’s Baroque appearance is emphasized by the oak inlayed tabletop.
Roos Kalff also designs for deJongeKalff. Amsterdam Rijksmuseum commissioned deJongeKalff to develop a special edition of their Table Skin silicon tablecloth on Rijksstudio. Their reinterpretation of this historical product was presented with Studio Droog in a functional dining room at Salone del Mobile 2013.
In 2018 Table Skin, Strings and Things has been added to the collection of The Centraal Museum in Utrecht.
Roos Kalff, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009)