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April 23, 2013
Originally published in Global Style
Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change. Their Scratch dining table, benches, and ladder resemble Delft Blue Pottery, a likely nod to van Bleiswijk’s hometown. The lacquered wood is meticulously scratched by hand to create a vibrant texture and finished with a clear varnish.
Scratch dining table.

Joost and Kiki's scratched paint technique is an example of how something that is “normally undesirable“ becomes “beautiful,“ says Van Bleiswij.

Scratch dining table.

Joost and Kiki's scratched paint technique is an example of how something that is “normally undesirable“ becomes “beautiful,“ says Van Bleiswij.

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