The seed symbolizes an idea. At SplinterSeed we believe in these seeds sprouting in the minds of talented newcomers to the field of design. We like to see our platform as a fertile patch of soil to stimulate the growth of those unique ideas, and bring them to fruition.
The concept of growth is also key in the aesthetic that we pursue. It is the aesthetic of nature; of plants growing and clouds forming. The processes underlying the formation of nature’s complex shapes are fundamental in our approach to design.
SplinterSeed was conceived in 2010 by Dutch designer Sander Bakker as a platform to launch some of his cross-disciplinary projects. An academic background in sound design (Dutch Film Academy, Amsterdam) and architecture (UC Los Angeles) demonstrates his broad interests. He has done lighting design for the Royal Dutch Ballet, and exhibition design for Tate Galleries in London UK.
The Blom table lamp is his second Design for SplinterSeed, preceded by the the Luum light pendant.