The Intuïtiefabriek is an all female designstudio finding common ground in their intuitive way of working and their use of materials and techniques. They bring them to create within different fields of design; from slipcasting porcelain to blowing glass and bending wood. The outcomes vary from furniture to tableware and jewelry. To De Intuïtiefabriek designing is all about craftsmanship, the touch of material and the actual act of making things. Their aim is to create perfectly crafted products, from which you can feel the love with which they were made. They create a pure, precise and almost fragile feeling, taking the observer into a beautiful new world.
De Intuïtiefabriek was founded in 2010 by Amba Molly, Carolina Wilcke, Eefiene Bolhuis and Eva Gevaert. Together they layed ground for the vision of De Intuïtiefabriek. From 2013 the formation changed and by Carolina going on another route they continued their travel with three.
More about the members of De Intuïtiefabriek:
As a daughter of a Surinam father and a Dutch mother, I’m always interested in the background of my Surinam family.I created a dream to go to Africa some day and come closer to the country from my own roots. Feel and see how people live in a totally different culture and get inspired by their culture, stories and backgrounds is a aspect that I’m really interested in. What is the story behind a person, an object, or a piece of art? Everything around us tells us something. I want to tell stories with the objects I make, create a feeling and let people read my stories true my pieces of art and design.
For Eefiene Bolhuis materials and constructions are her biggest fascination; finding challenging ways to structure different materials and shape them into new objects or products. Eefiene has an almost meditative precision to her work that enables her to go deeper in a subject or a technique. With this precision she discovers new ways to trigger her own imagination and thereby captures the fascination of others. In her work Eefiene is searching for an abstract form language that comes from the material, and that is at the same time refined and poetic but also strong and monumental. A language that is in between art, fashion and design, but has the same atmosphere.
Eva Gevaert, who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in may 2009, is an analyst of materials and is, with a craftsmanslike approach, always experimenting with them and questioning their abilities. By researching existing materials and techniques, such as porcelain and slipcasting, new ways of thinking, new ways of working and finally new products come into existance. Products that derive their right to exist because of the way they were made: by the love and understanding of the used materials and techniques. Gevaert sees through them and discovers what more they are capable of.