Lex Pott

Lex Pott is an Amsterdam-based designer who combines traditional Dutch minimalism and a preference for natural materials with an arrestingly sleek aesthetic. His wide range of output extends from fine art to functional design -- and includes furniture, decorative objects, household products, textiles and interior spaces.
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Born in 1985, Lex Pott studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he began his love affair with raw materials. His thesis project included wooden shelves and an oversized stone table, and was pioneering for its nods to sustainability and ecology. Striking out on his own, Pott’s True Colors collection used treated metals, panels, shelves, and vases to exposed the exuberance of uncorroded metal, while his Diptych collection explored organic and geometric shapes. His Pivot line of silver corner shelves with gold cone embellishments was picked up the famed Dutch manufacturer Hay in 2013, solidifying Pott’s status as a world-class designer.

In 2016 Pott created La Cornue, a metal oxidized stove, which showed at Milan Design Week as part of the Chroma collection. With rivers of marbled blue and bright golden clasps on its exterior, the fully functional range creates fantasy out of the ordinary, bringing art and design together in a way that elevates both.

Pott’s maintains an ongoing collaboration with Hay, as well as work for &Tradition, Studio Thomas Vailly, and Wallpaper* Handmade. His work has shown at Prometeo Gallery in Milan, Het Nieuwe Institute in Rotterdam, Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, The Aram Gallery in London, New Window in Eindoven, Museum Artipelag in Gustavsberg, and others. He has been awarded numerous accolades, including winner of the No.1 Design Talent in the Netherlands by Volkskrant 2015, winner of the Young Talent Pin selected by Linteloo 2014, and the winner of the AUPING Styling Award public prize in 2012. Pott was also nominated for the MINI Young Designer Award 2013, the D3 contest IM Cologne 2013, the Rene Smeets prize in 2009, the Melkweg prize in 2009, and for the Designhuis Talent award in 2009.
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Education

2009    Design Academy Eindhoven, Graduated Cum Laude

Awards

2015    No. 1 Designtalent the Netherlands by Volkskrant
2014    Winner young talent Pin selected by Linteloo
2013    Nominated for MINI young Designer Award
2013    Nominated for D3 contest IM Colgne
2012    Winner AUPING Styling Award public prize
2009    Nomination Rene Smeets prize
2009    Nomination Melkweg prize 2009
2009    Nomination Designhuis Talent

Exhibitions

2016    DESIGN MIAMI/ Fragments marble pieces for The Future Perfect
2016    DESIGN MIAMI/ Beach chair Checkered daybed for Giovanni Beltran Gallery
2016    Gallerie VIVID Rotterdam Chroma collection
2016    Sept Seeds London Gallery – Season 2 – Chroma collection
2016    La Cornue Exclusive oxidized cooker – Milan Design Week
2016    Chroma collection for Baars en Bloemhoff – Milan Design Week
2016    HAY Iso hooks and Pivot – Milan Design Week
2016    Tradition True colours vases – Milan Design Week
2016    Design Days Dubai Exhibition, lecture and workshop
2016    Next up Curated by Jeroen Junte – True Colours vases
2016    Daelim Museum Seoul – Colour your life. Oxidized Mirrors
2016    The Furture Perfect, New York – Fragments of a collection of stone objects

2015    DESIGN MIAMI/ Curio, Fragments, The Future Perfect
2015    In No Particular Order- Clogs for Thomas Vailly- Dutch Design Week
2015    Transitions Chroma for Baars & Bloemhoff Dutch Design Week
2015    Meet my Project, Paris- True colours Vases for &Tradition
2015    The Aram Gallery – Extra ordinary – Crown jewels
2015    Museum IJselstein -Uit liefde voor hout – wooden shelf
2015    Nomess x Wallpaper x Lex Pott Spring Scissors for Wallpaper, Milan Design Week
2015    Tolix – Face to Face with An Icon, 80 years of Chaise A – Milan Design Week
2015    Transience Mirror collection for Transnatural – Milan Design Week
2015    Museum Artipelag Sweden- Curated by Lidewij Edelkoor
2015    Noord Brabants Museum Design uit het land van de Aardappeleters

2014    VOLVO True colours Dutch Design Week
2014    New Project on show at New Window – Palet Dutch Design Week
2014    Design in Full Colour Curated by Scholten & Baijings- Iso Wall Hook for HAY- DDW
2014    How we work booklaunch Dutch Designers- Dutch Design Week
2014    Dutch Design Heroes for De Bijenkorf
2014    Open Mind Diptych on show at kazerne – Dutch Design Week
2014    Woonbeurs RAI Winner Young Talent Pin 2014 Nominated by Linteloo
2014    WOOD, The cycle Nature of Materials, Sites and Ideas – Het nieuwe instituut
2014    HAY – Pivot – Milan Design Week
2014    New Window x Lex Pott Diptych – Milan Design Week
2014    Prometeo Gallery – Milan Design Week
2014    IN Residence DESIDERABILIA – Milan Design Week
2014    Blickfang Basel, Munich, Stutgart – Selected by Mette HAY

2013    The Ornsberg Stockholm Seminar
2013    Dutch Design Awards 2013 Nominated as MINI Young Designer award. DDW
2013    Blickfang Hamburg Selected by Mette HAY
2013    Super Design Gallery- London Design festival
2013    Design Marketo – London Design Festival
2013    Roca Gallery London – Design Exquis
2013    Mokkakapot – Solo Exhibition
2013    Virta Salone del Mobile- True colours vases where part of the Vitra Stand
2013    D3 Contest at IMM Cologne- Transience mirrors have been selected for the D3 contest