Dig into Nature

A concept for experiencing nature around us.


There is a great deal more to nature than you would see or hear at first glance. Those who zoom into it will discover a whole new world. Michiel Martens has created a set of tools that can help the senses by magnifying an experience. The enormous wooden ‘hearing device’ will help you prick up your ears and capture sounds that would normally be gone with the wind. A ‘monster scoop’ literally digs deep into the ground to unearth and sift through the creepy crawlies living beneath the surface. Hand tools to dissect and analyze nature around you.

Martens has created drawings of an additional 100 ideas. Dig into nature adds a new dimension to experiencing nature.

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March 1, 2016

Reflecting Holons by Jetske Visser and Michiel Martens made for Artspace MU Eindhoven.

November 1, 2015


A series of cabinets made by folding.

April 26, 2015

A mechanic bubble shining, moving, floating, dancing and it caught your eye.

January 28, 2015

A Space divider made from acrylic glass. Multiple thin layers become one. While moving, light refracts in every single layer. The shade changes, reflects light and blaze.

January 28, 2015

Material research and experiment

January 28, 2015

The second model Spruce Stove, bigger, better, stronger and made by hand. Specially for outdoors joy!

January 27, 2015

A series of cabinets covered by a thin layer of foil.

January 19, 2015

A wood heater suitable for burning whole tree logs

January 10, 2015

Series small side tables.
Two layers of acrylic glass seem to diffract by the touch of light. The sides blaze, one single color changes into multiple tones. HUE-tables are made by order in blue, white and pink and are availeble in two sizes.

Project with Jetske Visser

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