To The Bone

Material research and experiment


Two designers with completely different approaches and signatures. The strength of their collaboration lies in the conflict, challenging each other to get ahead.  In their work they merge research, material and construction.

The earliest characteristics of our civilisation can be seen in treated bones. Bone is a material that has historically been used to make tools jewelry and other products. Today bone is viewed as waste; it is crushed and burnt. Michiel and Jetske are giving bone another lease of life by highlighting its beauty.

These images show a collection of shapes made from cow bone. With this research they examine the characteristics of the material and explore its usability. Searching for a way to use the old skeleton and creating a new framework.

A collaboration between Michiel Martens and Jetske Visser

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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

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 20, 2015

A concept for experiencing nature around us.

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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