Floris Wubben

Founded in Amsterdam in 2009, Studio Floris Wubben is an innovative design studio known for exceptional pieces that push the boundaries of form and function. Beyond his celebrated work with ceramics, the designer also creates mirrors, furniture and lighting.
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Among Wubben’s groundbreaking collections is Erosion, a collaboration with Cor Unum ceramics studio, which includes bowls, cups and pots. The ingenious range, emblematic of the artist’s personal and intensely conceptual process, was created using a rotating central blowtorch which applies heat to the surface of the wet ceramic objects.

Pushing the limits of material and craftsmanship, Wubben is known for bold experimentation. Crystal Shift, a lighting collaboration first shown during Dutch Design Week, paired organic hanging acrylic sculpture made with LED lighting. A testament to his versatility and collaborative spirit, Wubben also created the Upside Down chair, crafted from an inverted willow tree with supports of winging twigs that give the appearance of a live organic, live tree.

A unique ability to pivot between creating sculptural one-of-a-kind pieces and studio made products coveted by design fans, Wubben possesses a chameleonic appeal. An interest in process has led to numerous critically acclaimed collections, including the Pressed Epoxy Vases - a range of vessels created with a “pressing-machine,” a process which puts an entirely new spin on craftsmanship.

Studio Floris Wubben is located in Amsterdam, a city increasingly recognized for its cutting edge design scene. The studio’s designs are unique and each offer a new exploration of material and style. Wubben’s collections appear in museums including the Design Museum Holon, Israel, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, Gewerbe, Winterthur, Mint Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design, Singapore.
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Commissions

Floris Wubben primarily works in ceramic, but has used other materials with his work, such as wood and glass. The use of resin on ceramic allows him to create very large scale work. The downloadable PDF is to describe these methods, show different finishes, and so as to inspire future works and collaborations. The below gallery of images shows previous examples of commissioned work.

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Exhibitions

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Education

2007-08  Bachelor – Furniture Design, VOMO, Belgium

2004-07  Bachelor – Interior Design, Thomas Moore, Belgium

Exhibitions

2021  “Colors, Etc” – France

2020  “Floris Wubben” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2020  “London Design Fesitival” – London UK

2020  “La Manifacture a Labour of Love” – France

2020  Design Museum Gent, Ghent, Belgium

2020  Casa Perfect, Los Angeles, CA

2019  “Design Miami/Basel” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2019  “Mess” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2019  “Design Miami/Basel” – The Future Perfect, Basel, Switzerland

2018  Solo Show – The National Ceramic Museum, The Netherlands

2018  “Dutch Design Week” – Gallery Piet Hein Eek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2018  “Milan Design Week” – Milan, IT

2017  “Earth Matters” – by Lidewij Edelkoort, The Netherlands

2017  “Dutch Design Week” – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2017  “Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair” – The Netherlands

2017  “Milan Design Week” – Milan, IT

2016  “Ceramic Symposium” – Japan

2016  “Maison & Objet” – Paris, France

2016  “Dutch Design Week” – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2016  “Object Rotterdam” HAKA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2015  Noordbrabants Museum, The Netherlands

2015  Design Stage Singapore, Singapore

2014  “Dutch Design Week” – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2014  “European Ceramic Context” – Bornholm, Denmark

2014  Rosanna Orlandi, Milan, IT

2013  MAD Museum, New York, NY

2013  “Dutch Design Week” – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2013  Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

2012  “Transnatural Festival” – The Netherlands

2011  Tuttobene, IT

2010  “Dutch Design Week” – Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Honors

2014  European Ceramic Context, Nomination, Denmark

2014  Talente 2014, 1st Prize, Germany

2007  Ecodesign Award, 1st Prize, Belgium