Dutch designer Wieki Somers is young, talented, ambitious and successful. In lieu of apprenticing to a major design firm, she established her own studio, appropriately named, “Studio Weiki Somers,” right after graduating from the Design Academy in Eindhoven.
Wieki Somers and her longtime collaborator, Dylan van den Berg have created some of the most beautifully eerie, or eerily beautiful, tabletop pieces and furnishings available.
A DUTCH artist is using the ashes of dead people to create common household objects using a 3D industrial printer. Herald Sun
Fusing the spooky with the beautiful, Somers’s pig skull teapot is strikingly simple. Housed in a tea cozy made of rat fur (!) the skull insists on making itself “known” at any tea party you might host.
Somers’s furniture is often an event in and of itself, as in the case of her famous “bathboat.”
The museum’s summer exhibition invites you into a world of dreamlike design, where chairs, cabinets – even baths – are remade in fantastical new forms. theguardian
Studio Wieki Somers produces a small number of products for Galerie Kreo, the same gallery that helped launch the Bouroullec brothers and Hella Jongerius. Happily, Somers is also on facebook.