I first had the opportunity to meet the young designer Sander Mulder while attending an interior design event at the Rai in Amsterdam. His display was simple and straight forward but, it caught my attention immediately. I also liked his manor, friendly with a “laid-back” approach. His designs to me were nothing I had ever seen – industrial with a since of purpose and style. I am a huge fan of industrial design. Especially when the design not only showcases great visuals, but is also practical in it’s use. His lighting design was the first thing that grabbed me. A light bulb seemingly cracked open and exposing the edge in a way that actually softened to look. His use of an industrial container on wheels in a very bright orange as a storage cabinet was a “wow” factor. I was hooked! Sander also does chairs with the use of leather – also done in a very inventive manner. After speaking with him briefly about his work and collecting brochures, I decided that at some point, I really wanted to profile this amazing talent. In a blog I did about my experience at the Rai and the new designs I had seen throughout the event, I briefly mentioned Sander’s designs. However, I thought it an even better idea to make an appointment and meet this amazing talent in his offices located near Eindhoven and really speak further with him on how he came to design and what it means to him.
About Sander Mulder
Born in 1978, he started studying design in 1996, sparked by the creativity and ingenuity he displayed as a child. It soon hit home; this would become his life long passion. His successful graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002, resulted in the start-up of his own design studio. His work is a combination of strong lines, subtle details, innovative techniques and bold statements. Archetypes and their interpretation / acceptation by mankind are a never ending source of inspiration.
The focus of Sander is not in producing mass quantity, but in the quality of the product. All designs are produced in the Netherlands by very skilled craftsmen and cutting-edge technology.
I believe we will be seeing a lot more of this talented young man and trust me, you will not want to miss it!