De Makers van Lace Fence


Lace Fence was designed by young Dutch designer Joep Verhoeven as his graduate project while studying at Design Academy Eindhoven. He is now part of young design team Demakersvan which is based in Rotterdam and have a factory in India, Bangalore that produces the lace fences. This project takes an everyday, factory-produced product that performs an important function yet is rarely considered, and reinvents it as a lovingly crafted object.

The concept represents a reversal of the usual process of industrialization, in which the culture of hand-made objects is gradually usurped by industrially manufactured products. It also asks why notions of beauty cannot be applied to banal objects. Verhoeven wove intricate patterns, inspired by traditional Dutch lace-making techniques, into icate screen of foliage and flowers.