Bertjan Pot

To mark the beginning of an ongoing collaboration between industrial designer Bertjan Pot and Maharam, photographer Nick Ballón visited Pot’s Rotterdam studio to learn more about his approach. Located in a former gymnasium bordered on two sides by a canal and surrounded by trees, the space brims with lights, woven masks, textiles, and furniture that typify his material experimentation. Pot also invited Ballón to the beach to fly kites, a favorite pastime that speaks to his interest in functional design objects that incorporate simple materials and techniques. 

Video by Nick Ballón.