Ineke Hans

super short:
Ineke Hans (NL) is based in the Netherlands and Berlin. She designs ​furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces with content, explores new design strategies and product typologies for clients, communities and leading international manufacturers for our current and future way of living. She is professor Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

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In 1998 Ineke sets up STUDIO INEKEHANS in the Netherlands after studying Product Design in Arnhem (NL) and graduating with an MA in Furniture Design from the RCA in London. She initiates furniture and product collections herself, still sold through INEKEHANS COLLECTION, before working more with clients.
In 2015 Ineke returns to the UK to set up a small personal canalside studio and INEKEHANS SALON. With these London Salons she explores ‘the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer’ and concludes them with the pamphlet and exhibition: Explore & Act.
• In 2017 Ineke is appointed professor Design & Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
• In 2019 she moves her small, personal office to Berlin and works from there and Arnhem with project-related assistants.
• Upto today Ineke Hans is seen as one of the leading critical Dutch designers.
Her portfolio contains work for daring and caring international manufactures like Arco, Cappelini, Iittala, Lensvelt, Magis, Offecct, Royal Ahrend, RoyalVKB and clients such as: Cooper Hewitt Museum (NY), Royal Dutch Forestguard, Shorefast Foundation (CA) and Dutch governmental organizations.
 She has won prestigious international design awards, her projects for the Canadian Fogo Island Inn, were highly praised worldwide and her work is purchased by museums and collectors globally.
She sees design both as a problem and as solution for climate change and our current society, made a number of exhibitions on this and explores new opportunities and directions for impactful design.
 Ineke Hans is regularly involved in international juries, talks and critical debates on design.

read about her design atitude, recognition, her design activities and find links to films & books HERE

Design talk: Ineke Hans 4/2 2016

Design talk: Ineke Hans, 4/2 2016

DESIGN TALK: Ineke Hans 04.02.16 kl 17.30 – 19.00 Future focus En av Hollands främsta …

The clever Plektra stool by Ineke Hans – iittala

Practical and Playful Plektra The clever Plektra stool by Ineke Hans is a lovely addition …

Aline a bar stool with an archetypal and outspoken character by Ineke Hans – Johanson

ALINE – a bar stool with an archetypal and outspoken character The result of the …