Bertjan Pot

For Pot, the design process almost always begins with the inherent characteristics of a particular material or production technique. Often it’s a small discovery: a stitch, a knot or another way of combining things. 

Repeating this action results in an object. This principle, which is also at the basis of textile production, is a recurring theme in Pot’s work. He readily admits that his approach is often opportunistic: it’s about getting the best out of the selected materials and production techniques. His aim is to create an end product that is greater than the sum of its parts. It must amount to a valuable thing, no matter how simple or awkward its construction and no matter how cheap or ugly the raw materials.